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Monday, March 31, 1997

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Premarital Counseling Available at Colorado State

FORT COLLINS - Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and wedding bells are chiming--all clear signs of the wedding season.

Colorado State University's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic will provide premarital counseling for couples during the spring, summer and fall semesters. The cost is $25 per couple, and includes eight sessions plus all therapy materials. The sessions will be held on Colorado State's campus in the Gifford Building on Lake Street.

Christi McGeorge and Aaron Matheny, Colorado State's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic therapists, will be working together each session in what McGeorge called co-therapy. McGeorge said co-therapy gives therapists the ability to bring more than one perspective to the session, which reduces the possibility of bias.

"The curriculum for the therapy sessions is semi-structured," McGeorge said. "We've done a great deal of research to design a program that will ease the transition into marriage."

Sessions will feature topics including expected partner roles, family patterns, communication,sexuality, the division of power and actual wedding planning.

To sign up for the counseling sessions, contact McGeorge or Matheny at (970) 491-5991.