CFIR’s Couples & Pre-Marital Assessment Service provides new couples or couples in long-term relationships a comprehensive assessment of their couple relationship for the purpose of helping partners to identity their relationship strengths and address areas of difficulty within the relationship.
We provide a scientific, evidence-based assessment of your couple relationship, whether you are in the early stages of your relationship, considering formalizing your relationship (e.g., moving in together, becoming common-law partners, marriage), or in a long-term relationship. Through our assessment, we provide a wide range of psychometrically sound, reliable and valid questionnaires to assess relationship strengths and challenges.
Do any of these items apply to your couple relationship?
IF YOU SAID YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS you might consider meeting with one of the highly trained mental health professionals in CFIR’s Couples & Pre-Marital Assessment Service. Our mental health professionals can provide you with a comprehensive assessment and then support you to get the help you need to build strong relationships.
You can refer yourself directly to our assessment service.
Health care professionals, including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers may refer their patients for an assessment within the Couples & Pre-Marital Assessment Service.
Typically, we meet with you and your partner for an initial session and conduct a thorough interview with both of you to gather information about your relationship history, current strengths of the relationship and difficulties and challenges experienced in the relationship. Following the initial meeting, you and your partner will complete several scientific, evidence-based questionnaires that assess personality traits and interpersonal patterns that are known to impact relationship satisfaction. Following this process, your clinical psychologist will bring together information obtained from interviews with you and your partner and questionnaire results, and may require a subsequent session to further clarify his or her understanding of your difficulties. Recommendations for psychological treatment are provided, if applicable and desired, to guide you and your partner toward a positive and connected relationship.
The entire assessment process, which includes an initial session, clinical interviews and administration of scientific, evidence-based questionnaires, and feedback of results will take approximately four weeks to complete. Please consult with one of our clinical psychologists to determine the length of time required to complete your particular assessment.
Based on your assessment results, your CFIR mental health professional will provide you and your partner with feedback on the various relationship and personality tests that you have completed. The feedback provided will inform you about the following:
These assessment results will then be used to strengthen and improve your relationship in the areas empirically proven to lead to greater relationship satisfaction.
Our registered psychologists are proudly affiliated as clinical supervisors with the following universities:
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO