Training is geared towards those working with military couples.

This hands-on, experiential certification training will prepare you to implement PREP 8.0 at your site.

 Please call 720.227.0148 to be put on the waiting list.
18 Hours of Continuing Education Credits (optional)  Click here

Meet the master trainers:

Well known to many military personnel, PREP Senior Master Trainers, Lawrence Ramos and Jeff Erlacher have trained thousands of chaplains, religious affairs specialists, family advocacy, fleet, family support, ACF federal grantees and many others over the past several years. Their insight into the application of PREP skills and strategies with couples and how to implement PREP 8.0 into retreat training, counseling/pastoral care and educational workshops, assures that those who attend the training are ready to put into action what they just learned.

Welcome to Denver!

Over the years I have been thrilled and truly fortunate to teach, share, and learn how our PREP Couples Curricula excels as a productive tool for use in the military.

Rubbing elbows with chaplains and family service support personnel in training and implementation has made PREP 8.0 fully refined for use with our service members.

In this training our cadre of PREP master trainers will present this latest version of our couples’ program, confer our experiences and invite your expertise to fold into the experience.

Whether you are using PREP for weekend format trainings, working with couples in extended program formats, our using this for pastoral and couples, this training will be meet your needs in working with our service members.

Not to mention you will be on PREP’s home turf! Come get trained with us while visiting Denver. The city is a happening hub for the outdoors, food and great summer nights.   -Lawrence Ramos - PREP Master Trainer
We here at PREP are looking forward to hosting you for a PREP 8.0 training in our hometown of Denver!  

This training will focus on equipping you to deliver our most up-to-date couples curriculum in ways that make the most sense for your couples. Lawrence and I will provide insight into working with military couples, discuss how to adapt the curriculum to meet their needs, and host a special session tailored to using PREP 8.0 in a military setting.

Denver is home to a great and ever-expanding food scene with tons of cuisines offered in the metro area, including our own Colorado green chili (a spicy mixture of Anaheim peppers and pork). Denver is also home to an historical downtown and a thriving museum district, whose crown jewel is the Denver Art Museum. There’s also the 16th Street Mall—a two mile-long outdoor mall with lots of shops, restaurants, and a free shuttle service. 

If you prefer natural beauty, the mountains are just a 30 minute drive away and the front range has lots of hiking trails and parks to explore. 

So please join us! We know you’ll leave our time together with great insights and skills to help couples get and maintain a healthy relationship—as well as some great memories.    -Jeff Erlacher - PREP Master Trainer

Special Presentations by:
Dr. Howard Markman PREP Founder & PREP Co-Developer, Dr. Scott Stanley

Also presenting, internationally respected researchers, authors, and lecturers Dr. Howard J. Markman and Dr. Scott M. Stanley.

They will be bringing the newest research and speaking to important topics of the day as well as taking questions.

These pioneers in relationship education have spent decades researching the factors that are predictors of relationship success or failure and how to teach couples to take advantage of the lessons learned. PREP skills and strategies have been proven to increase couple safety. And safety becomes crucial for military couples who face even more relationship stressors than those in the general population.


TRAINING VENUE: Hyatt Regency DTC 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237

If you are a DoD card holder, the Hyatt Regency honors the government room rate. We have a limited number of rooms at a special rate (includes a free breakfast brunch valued at $25). If you want to reserve a room now call 800.366.0166, ask for Maggie.

Testimonials from last year's training:
The facilitators were very knowledgeable, funny, and engaging. They were concerned that participants were "getting" the material presented."  "Jeff & Lawrence were great facilitators. The friendship/bond made the training/learning fun and comfortable. By far the best educational training I've attended... * Doodles are amazing!" 

"Presenters were extremely knowledgeable about topics, and answered questions effectively, very glad Drs. Markman/Stanley were there

"...Content is solid, relatable."

"I learned a lot from other participants, and it was such a comfortable place to share opinions."