Marriage Coaching – LIFC 602

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 12/12/2022

Course Description

Marriage Coaching is a rapidly growing practice that involves mentoring or guiding a couple as they explore the requisite skills, knowledge, confidence, and goals that they will need to become proficient and successful in the area(s) in which they are being coached. This course will address some of the more advanced skills with which the Marriage Coach should become adept.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


As a basis for their work, marriage coaches should have a thorough understanding of coaching models, theory, and application. This knowledge serves to heighten the coaches’ effectiveness in formulating effective coaching strategies in an efficient and timely manner.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread. The reply must be at least 150 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Book Review Assignments (2)

The student is required to complete two book reviews of 4–5 pages each during the course of his/her study. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Quiz: SYMBIS Certification

The student will complete the online SYMBIS Training Kit to obtain certification. Evidence of certification must be submitted via screenshot to show the instructor that the certification was successfully completed.

Coaching Session Assignments (2)

The student is required to conduct two 50 to 60-minute coaching sessions to explain the SYMBIS assessment report and to help the couple reach their goals. After each session, the student will complete a questionnaire about the information gathered during the coaching session. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)