Relationship Enrichment Series for Couples to be Held Sept. 18 – Oct. 9

By ChaseYavondaC

The relationship enrichment series will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2 and 9 in the lobby gallery of UAMS Medical Center. Parking is free and light snacks will be provided.

The cost of attending all four sessions is $250. To register, visit For more information, call 501-526-8100 or email

The series, presented by The Couples Center’s director, Chelsea Wakefield, Ph.D. and a licensed clinical social worker, will cover topics such as “The Dance of Two – Relationship as a Path of Personal Growth,” “How to Communicate Needs and Desires in Ways that Engage Rather than Alienate,” “Working Through Sexual Difficulties – Exploring the Mystery of Desire” and “Meaningful Connection – How to Get There and Stay There.”

“Very few people had anyone teach them how to be in a relationship,” said Wakefield. “It’s never too late to learn ways of deepening your love and satisfaction. It’s important for couples to continue to grow and these sessions will help couples grow whether they are just dating, newly married, or celebrating fifty years of marriage.”

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.