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For the Spring Semester 2016, the groups described below are facilitated by the Center for Counseling and Student Development. If you are a student who has interest in joining one or more of these groups, please express your interest when you visit the Center or contact us at 401-254-3124.

Anxiety and Stress Management

Thursdays 4:00PM-5:00PM, Counseling Center

A 5-week group for students who want to more effectively manage anxiety and stress in a variety of situations.

Facilitator: James Blue, M.A.

Dating Violence

Wednesdays 2:00PM-3:00PM, Counseling Center

For students who have experienced aggression from a past or current dating partner.

Facilitator: Deborah Knapman, LICSW

Grief and Loss

Time, day, and location to be determined

A support group for students grieving the loss of a family member or close friend.

Facilitator: Jim Azar, Ph.D.

Happiness Habits

Thursdays 3:30PM-4:30PM, Counseling Center

A 5-week group of practical strategies and skills for students to increase happiness in daily life.

Facilitator: Maureen Minarik, Ph.D.

LGBTQ Support   

Wednesdays 2:00PM-3:00PM, Intercultural Center

A safe and supportive group for student members of the LGBTQ community at RWU.

Facilitators: Kayden Casale, B.A., Mark Furtado, Psy.D., and Alison Gurley, M.A.

Speak Up and Assert Yourself

Mondays 2:00PM-3:00PM, Counseling Center

A 5-week group for students to enhance assertiveness when communicating with others.

Facilitator: Debbie Knapman, LICSW

Survivor Support

Mondays 3:00PM-4:00PM, Counseling Center

A support group for female students who have experienced sexual trauma.

Facilitator: MiNa Chung-Brcak, Ph.D.

Women of Color Support

Thursdays 2:00PM-3:00PM, Counseling Center

A support group for students that focuses on identity, intersectionality, and relationships.

Facilitator: MiNa Chung-Brcak, Ph.D.

Work, Love & Play

Tuesdays 3:00PM-4:00PM, Counseling Center

Open to students interested in better understanding themselves and building healthy relationships.

Facilitators: MiNa Chung-Brcak, Ph.D. and Michele Zager, Psy.D.


Fridays 12:10PM-1:00PM in Dance Studio (where Group Exercise occurs), Recreation Center

For helping students manage stress through yoga, meditation, imagery, deep breathing, and relaxation activities.

Facilitator: Jim Azar, Ph.D.