Groups

Current Group Listings

Empowerment, Health, and Healing: A Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault and/or Relationship Abuse

This is a weekly support group for survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse and is open to all genders. We will explore challenges of healing from sexual assault and/or relationship abuse and identify specific self-care strategies to promote empowerment and healing. Each week, we will focus on a specific self-care strategy that we will discuss and practice as a group.  Topics will include reclaiming safety, responding to triggers, developing healthy coping skills, setting healthy boundaries, reclaiming sexuality, and creating healthy relationships with yourself and others.

The group meets on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson starting February 26. There is no pre-screening required for this group. Please contact Bita Shooshani (Bita_Shooshani@brown.edu) or Laura Sobik (Laura_Sobik@brown.edu) with questions or to find out more about this group. You are welcome to attend at any time this semester.

Back at Brown

Back at Brown is a support group for students returning from medical leave or a personal leave that was the result of a medical or psychological challenge. The group is designed to provide support for individuals in their first two semesters post-leave. Group members discuss the challenges and triumphs they face as they adjust to being “back at Brown.” The group is structured to provide peer to peer support and is facilitated by Dr. Linda Welsh.

The group meets on Thursdays from noon-12:55 in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson starting January 29. Pizza, drinks and cookies are provided. Students can also bring their own lunch. Contact Dr. Welsh (Linda_Welsh@brown.edu) if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions about the group.

Students with Chronic Medical Conditions

This semester we are again running a support group for students with chronic medical conditions, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, MS, GI diseases, diabetes, and other illnesses. The group meets weekly and gives students an opportunity to discuss issues that they may not be able to share elsewhere: feelings of isolation and stigmatization, how and when to share information about their illness with friends and professors, and coping with pain and fatigue while being a full time student.

The group meets on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson starting February 4th. Email Mark Rubinstein (Mark_Rubinstein@brown.edu) if you are interested in attending or have questions about the group.

ADHD/ADD Support Group

This group is cosponsored by Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Group sessions provide space for open discussion addressing group members' personal challenges coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder. Resources and information will be available as needed. Lunch is provided. No diagnostic paperwork is required for attendance.

The group meets on Tuesdays from 1-2 pm in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson starting February 3rd.

Please contact Dr. Jackie Twitchell (Jackie_Twitchell@brown.edu) or Stephanie Davies (Stephanie_Davies@brown.edu) if you are interested in attending the group.

OCD Support Group

This five-week group will provide support and treatment for students dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The group will be led by Aleta Johnson, MSW. The group meets on Mondays from 3-4:30 pm on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson starting TBD. This group requires preregistration; please call (401) 863-3476 to preregister or if you have any questions about the group.

People of Color Support Group

Being a person of color in a predominately white environment is a complex and often stressful experience. POC support group is a place to share experiences, clarify thoughts and feelings, affirm and be affirmed by others, learn from each other and develop meaningful connections. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 1-2 pm in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson starting February 4th. Contact Dr. Gardner (Allyson_Brathwaite_Gardner@Brown.edu) if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions about the group.

International Student Series Workshops: Understanding U.S. Culture

These workshops are cosponsored and cofacilitated by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) (Elke Breker and Sara Sanford, 401-863-2427) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (Jackie Twitchell, 401-863-3476). This series of workshops is designed to enhance your transition to life in United States and Brown University. Workshops will include information as well as informal discussion. Workshops are located in Wilson Hall 101 and all are welcome.