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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Valentine’s Day Didn’t Quite Work Out as You Had Planned? Don’t Worry – Relationship Check-Ups are Available to Help!

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– February 17, 2014 –

Did Valentine’s Day not go as you had hoped? Having some trouble with your significant other, but can’t seem to figure out why? Happy with your relationship, but feel that it can become even better?

 
Well, don’t fret – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is here to help!
 
NSU’s Brief Therapy Institute (BTI) is currently conducting free “Relationship Check-Ups” each Tuesday from 3 – 5 p.m. through the end of April 2014. The Brief Therapy Institute (BTI) is an affordable counseling agency staffed with graduate interns and faculty from the graduate Marriage and Family Therapy program at NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS.) These one-hour, single therapy sessions are being supervised by John Miller, Ph.D.
 
“These single sessions provide the chance for you take an inventory of your relationships and see what’s working and what needs to be tweaked,” Miller said.  “It can help start the process to mend a troubled relationship or take good ones to the next level.”
 
Miller said that studies show that the majority of couples will wait an average of six years in an unhappy relationship before reaching out to get help. Unfortunately, by then it’s often difficult to make changes that would have been easier earlier on in the relationship.
 
The Relationship Check-Up is a one-hour, private therapy consultation designed to be a friendly and convenient way to help individuals and couples identify strengths, needs, areas for growth and change. These sessions are a great way for people to learn what therapy is all about as it’s not just for people with problems, but also for people who have relationship questions or want to celebrate the strengths in their relationship.
 
“For some people the thought of talking to a therapist might seem intimidating,” Miller said. “This is meant to be a hassle-free way to consult with a therapist and, hopefully, benefit from the experience. People get ‘check-ups’ with professionals about their health, finances and careers – why not do the same for your relationship?”
 
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Brief Therapy Institute at 954-262-3030. For information about the Relationship Check-up project, contact John K. Miller, Ph.D., at 954-262-0920 or via email (jm2790@nova.edu).
 
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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic, fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields.  NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  For more information, please visit www.nova.eduCelebrating 50 years of academic excellence!
 
About NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) applies a holistic, relational perspective to the challenges facing individuals, families, organizations, communities, and nations. SHSS trains its students to seek collaborative, creative, and equitable means for resolving social issues through residential, online and hybrid courses as well as through global courses in locations such as China, Ecuador, Ireland and Suriname and through practicum opportunities at NSU and in local communities. SHSS has been home to 15 Fulbright Scholars as graduate students or faculty. There are three academic departments: Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR); Department of Family Therapy (DFT); and the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS). For more information, please visit http://shss.nova.edu/

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