Communication doesn't have to be so complicated.

Learn the Relationship Protocol,
my common-sense approach
for working with relationships in all
work settings.
                  -Debra M Roberts, LCSW

Help Your Clients
Communicate Better with the Important People in
Their Life

I’m Debra Roberts and I developed the Relationship Protocol (the RP) communication model. This approach offers new and experienced professionals:

  • a practical method for understanding relationships,
  • a framework for helping clients, patients, employees, etc., to communicate effectively,
  • a model for defusing conflicts, navigating tough situations, and repairing and building healthier relationships.

Learn How to Work With All Types of Relationships

I want all professionals to feel more comfortable and confident working with relationships. Help your clients, even the challenging ones, learn how to communicate better and have healthier relationships, plus mental health practitioners can earn Continuing Education hours!

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“A rare self-help book that combines a good layout with good content.”

      -Reviewed by Kim Anisi, for Reader's Favorite.                                        


Debra’s book “The Relationship Protocol: How to Talk Defuse and Build Healthier Relationships” describes the Relationship Protocol communication model. The 60+ examples help to illustrate how to use this approach in real-life interactions.

5-Star Review from Readers Favorite and Winner of a 2015 Reader’s Favorite International Award
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“The Relationship Protocol has become a great tool to use in my clinical practice. Engaging and very easy to read, Debra Roberts brilliantly clarifies basic communication skills and strategies that apply to healing all relationships. A MUST READ for both therapist and client!”

- Irene R. Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW

"The Relationship Protocol is a practical and easy-to-use guide for everyday living.  The protocol can be applied to all types of relationships and their varied interactions. The model has been a quick reference and reliable guide for me in both personal and business relationships.”

- Kathryn Prinz

“A seemingly easy read that can have a profound impact. I encourage everyone to own a copy of this book and to aspire to make its' tenets a part of your daily could only help.”


- Mario Iannetta


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