Dr. Rick Marks RelateWell On-Demand


Institute trains therapists to empower couples to deepen their love and ability to solve issues in caring ways through the integration of a research-based relationship skills program. We teach core skills for intimacy, emotional regulation, communication, and maturity through the Four Protective Walls of a Relationship—the “Us.”


Course Overview

Couples enter into therapy greatly distressed, disconnected and desperate.  Frequently—even after extensive marriage therapy—they report being “stuck”.  Why?  Because they can’t seem to stop doing what they’ve always done.

RelateWell changes this paradigm–empowering couples with the tools needed to deploy new behaviors–empowering them to DO things differently.

Using an approach fifteen years in its making, RelateWell has been helping couples gain a greater return on their investment in counseling and achieve the marriage they desire. RelateWell revolves around Four Protective Walls that form a defensive membrane for relationships.  Innovative skills are taught for emotional regulation, healthy bonding, achieving relational desires, and improving communication and problem-solving skills.

During the workshop, you’ll learn the nine steps of the RelateWell process and how to integrate this powerful approach in your therapy—increasing your success and empowering couples to create the marriage they’ve always wanted.


  1. Understand the vital importance of teachability and humility to achieving relational success
  2. Discover the power and impact of an “Us” vs “I” paradigm change
  3. Learn crucial components—the Four Protective Walls—to empowering couples to change
  4. Expand emotional regulation, communication, listening, problem-solving and confiding tools
  5. Learn how “forgiveness” provides a strong foundation to heal
  6. Explore the critical effect of family origin on the Four Protective Walls in relationships

Presenters Bios

Dr. Rick Marks


Dr. Richard “Rick” Marks earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, a MA in marriage and family therapy and an MA in religious education.  He is a licensed professional counselor and a Clinical Fellow with the AAMFT, a member of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling, a member of the American Counseling Association, and has spoken at national conferences such as the IAMFC, AACC, Smartmarriages, The Florida Addiction Summit and the annual NARME conference.

Dr. Marks is a highly sought conference speaker for businesses, social service organizations, the military and faith-based organizations.  His training includes working with trauma victims, substance abuse, sexual addictions, troubled marriages, and general mental health issues.  Since 2004 he has led a monthly HOPE Weekend marriage intensive, as well as individual marriage intensives. Using the RelateWell process, 85 percent of highly distressed couples have remained together and even report marital satisfaction after a year of completing the intensive program.

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CE’s: CE’s are NOT included in the price of these workshops, however, they will be available for purchase at the event.

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Event Details

12 CE Hours (available for $39.99 through National Marriage Seminars of America)

12 Hours of video lecture

Day 1: You will receive instructions and access to the training via email.

Venue: On-Demand

Phone: 813-960-0001

Email: lori@nationalmarriageseminars.com