Relationship Rx Program

A new service called the Relationship Check-up

Our Partners

Cherokee Health SystemsCherokee Health Systems‘ philosophy is simple: they believe the best approach to wellness involves treating both the body and mind. Whether you need medical, dental or behavioral health care, and- now- relationship health care-their compassionate, dedicated staff is there to help you. They will introduce you to one of our recruiters, arrange for you to leave contact information so the recuiter can contact you, or you can take information home and contact the Relationship Rx program later.

Knoxville Family Justice CenterThe Knoxville Family Justice Center serves domestic violence and sexual assault victims. This comprehensive support center provides centralized services for victims and their children including prosecutors, detectives, clergy and social service professionals. The Family Justice Center works with our program to ensure that our staff knows how to serve your needs.

Workforce ConnectionsWorkforce Connections is responsible for the development and operation of a variety of programs focused on employment assistance and related training and support services. People may receive information and access to most of these services at the Tennessee Career Center. Through the Career Center, anyone in the community, regardless of income, may access a variety of employment-related services including employment opportunities in the community, how to assess their personal skills, update their resume, and/or participate in workshops designed to assist them in acquiring employment. Occupational skill training and other intensive services are provided for laid-off workers and low-income persons (youth and adults) who meet additional qualifications. Workforce Connections provides a Career Specialist to work directly with participants in the Relationship Rx program.

Clark UniversityJames Córdova, Ph.D., Clark University, is the developer of the Marriage Checkup that we have adapted to fit the needs of our program (we call it the Relationship Checkup). He helps to train our program facilitators and develop materials for the program. His research program is to increase understanding of the processes that affect marital/couple health and deterioration, particularly those processes that can be manipulated to promote greater relationship, mental, and physical health. Dr. Córdova’s current projects include (1) the Marriage Checkup, a motivational interviewing approach (2) observing the process of intimacy development in couples’ interactions, (3) studying the role of emotional skillfulness in relationship health, and (4) developing a couple-based therapy for depression.


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