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Workbook 1: Orientation to Hope

Dr. Ripley explains what Hope Focused Counseling is

Let's start at the beginning

You will find information to read, worksheets and other resources here in our digital workbook.  If your counselor has given you a personalized plan, follow that plan.  If you are exploring on your own we recommend

1.  Read the "What is Hope" post by Dr. Ripley

2.  Look over the "Are we Ready" post

3.  Read about "Thanks, Connect, Care, Prayer/Reflect"

and download the worksheet and try it at home

4.  Plan for a date night as a couple

5.  Engage in a couple worksheet (your counselor will give you ideas)

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How are we?

Couples attachment and enjoyment of their relationship will ebb and flow over time. How are you doing as a couple?


Hope Focused Couple Assessment

If you are part of our Hope clinic at Regent University, you should have completed our extensive screening and assessment, and received a treatment plan for counseling.


Self-assessment as a couple

In today's globalized world, chances are you are interacting with people from more than just one country. This is where our multilingual functionality comes into play. Take advantage of this unique capability to expand your reach.


Affiliate Hope Counseling Assessment

If you are seeing one of our affiliated hope focused couple counselors, there are numerous couple assessments available through our website that your counselor can use.



Spend time reviewing the results and feedback from your counselor.  Discuss it as a couple. You can ask for more or less time on different aspects of the plan.  Agreeing together with each other, and your counselor on the approach to couple counseling is very important.

Orientation Worksheets

What you do at home is what matters

Here are all the worksheets your counselor may be advising for you as you begin the Hope Focused Approach

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