All groups are open to all Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.
Don't Panic! A Cognitive-Behavioral Group
This six-week program, led by psychotherapist Aleta Johnson, will address the causes of panic attacks, applying cognitive-behavioral strategies to effectively manage symptoms. If your anxiety causes heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fear, stomach upset, avoidance, sweating, or shaking, you WILL benefit from this group, built around both treatment and support.
The group will meet on Mondays from 3-4:15 pm in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson starting on October 19th. For more information, please contact Aleta Johnson at 401-863-3476.
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 on September 17th. 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.
Medical Issues Support Group
This is a weekly suppport group for students living with a chronic illness or ongoing medical issues. The group is co-sponsored by Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). This group explores some of the common issues students with chronic health issues experience as they go through the college experience. Support and networking with other students in the group help to navigate issues that commonly affect students with chronic illnesses, including fatigue, social life, extra-curriculars, friendships, sleep, health issues, housing, nutrition, family relationships and other challenges.
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 on September 30th. Drinks and light snacks are provided. Contact Laurie Anderson, NP (Laurie_Anderson@brown.edu) or Dr. Heather Wong-Bailey (Heather_Wong-Bailey@brown.edu) if you are interested in attending or if you have any 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 in the Chaplain's Memorial Room on the 4th floor of J. Walter Wilson on Thursdays from noon-1 pm starting on September 24th. Please contact Dr. Erin Lane-Aaronian (Erin_Lane-Aaronian@brown.edu) or Stephanie Vece (Stephanie_Vece@brown.edu) if you are interested in attending 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 on September 30th. 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.
Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Group
This group offers a space for students living with mood conditions to meet and work together dynamically to live optimally. The group will meet in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson on Fridays from noon-1 pm starting September 25. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Jackie Twitchell (Jackie_Twitchell@brown.edu).
Join this group for an open and honest dialogue among male-identified students. Topics that will be explored include the challenges and opportunities of being a man, healthy expressions of masculinity, societal expectation of men, and building relationships based on honesty and respect. The group will also discuss how these experiences affect our daily lives nad the ways we interact with others. We will learn from each other and determine together where our discussions will go.
This group meets on Thursdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Student Lounge in Hillel starting Thursday, September 24th. Please contact Marc Peters, Men's Health Coordinator or Jamall Pollock, CAPS therapist to find out more about the group.