Counseling & Health Education
Dr. Jeffrey Goldman, Director of Counseling & Health Education, meets with students to assess the situation and determine the best course of action, which may include a recommendation of counseling. Conversations are confidential. Two counselors are available on campus to individuals or groups of students for discussion of problems relating to emotional growth, social adjustment, academic achievement or any other issue.
Appointments may be made for Tuesdays or Fridays by calling or visiting Dr. Goldman (401-842-6750) or the Health Center (401-842-6676).
Dr. Jeffrey Goldman, Director of Counseling & Health Education, coordinates the health curriculum. The curriculum includes seminars on adolescent wellness, substance abuse and sexual health that fulfill Rhode Island state requirements. Health Center professionals, counselors and guest speakers teach the seminars.
The students in the third- and fourth-forms participate in a series of seminars on the following topics.
III form - Health, Sexuality, and Relationships (5 seminars in the spring)
IV form - Wellness (5 seminars in the fall)
IV form - Drug & Alcohol Education (5 seminars in the spring)
All students are required to participate in the WISE weekend health seminars Friday evening and Saturday morning in February, as well as other health programs during the year.
The student Health Council is comprised of the heads of three clubs: WISE (Wellness In Student Education), SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), and NADA (Not Advocating Drug Abuse). This group meets weekly with Dr. Goldman to advise him on health issues facing students and plan programs to address the needs. To find out more about these clubs, see the clubs page.