BYU clinic to offer psycho-educational courses

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    By KIMBERLY FELLER

    The BYU Comprehensive Clinic is offering psycho-educational courses to the public and campus community. The courses began Jan 18., and will continue throughout the semester.

    There is a one-time fee of $15 per person, but the fee can be decreased or waived depending on financial need.

    The classes, located in the John Taylor Building, will deal primarily with premarital issues, marriage enhancement, couple communication, parent-child relations and divorce adjustment.

    Graduate students under the supervision of experienced faculty will provide services.

    April Riley, a history major from Provo, said she had a friend who went through a period of depression and went to the clinic for help.

    Riley said the courses suited her financial and emotional needs. With the exercises she learned she was able deal with her depression more effectively.

    “I think it’s good for the graduate students and their training and it’s also good for people who can’t afford anything else,” Riley said.

    A course on Premarital Issues will begin Feb. 1, and will continue for eight weeks. They will be offered Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m.

    Dean Barley, assistant for clinical services, said this course is important and helpful.

    “We want to reduce the probability of occurring problems after marriage,” Barley said.

    The eight-week Marriage Enhancement course also begins Feb. 1. It is offered Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The four-week course Couple Communication will begin Feb. 2, and will meet Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

    “Parent-Child Relations: A Thousand Small Moments of Interactions” is a brand new addition this year to the services offered at the clinic.

    This course will begin Jan. 25, 7:30 to 9 p.m. and will also be presented Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Mondays 6 to 8 p.m. after Jan. 25.

    Participants will meet in groups for 12 weeks. This course is for parents with children 11 years and younger. Parents are encouraged to meet with their partners if possible.

    The Divorce Adjustment group begins Jan. 18, and will meet Tuesdays 8 to 10 p.m. for eight weeks.

    For more information, contact the clinic Monday to Friday at 378-7759.

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