All groups are open to all Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.
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 will meet in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson. 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 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.
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 conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson.
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 in the conference room at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of J. Walter Wilson. 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
More details to follow.