What the FHA is to premarital counseling, the MAI is to Marital Counseling – indispensable! Use this evaluation/information gathering tool prior to the initial consultation, or during the process of marriage counseling. This quick and easy inventory serves several important purposes:
• It provides the counselor or minister with much of the data needed for planning prior to the first counseling session. • It helps the couple to anticipate the kinds of concerns that will be discussed, and in that way helps to introduce them to the process of counseling. • Answers to inventory questions also initiate changes in the ways in which spouses think about their objectives and can bring about some change before the first interview.
• Family Structure and Background• Marital Preparation• Personal Family Background• Personal Information• Marital Evaluation• Current Levels of Satisfaction• Spiritual Relationship• Goals for Counseling• Change and Commitment Level