Relationship Enrichment Series Designed to Help Couples

By Tim Taylor

The Relationship Enrichment Series will be held Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 7 and 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the lobby gallery of UAMS Medical Center. The cost of attending all three sessions is $250. Parking is free. Lunch will be provided Sept. 28 and light snacks will be provided at the two evening sessions.

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The series is utilizing a new format, with the first workshop held on a Saturday, followed by two additional evening seminars. The Saturday workshop will introduce “The Roadmap of Relationships – Relationships as a Path of Growth,” “Naming and Working With Your ‘Inner Cast of Characters’” and “Communicating in Ways That Engage Rather Than Alienate.” The two evening seminars will talk about “Sexuality and the Mystery of Desire” and “How to Sustain Love Over a Lifetime.”

“The Relationship Enrichment Series has received rave reviews from couples at every age and stage of their relationship,” said The Couples Center’s director, Chelsea Wakefield, Ph.D., and a licensed clinical social worker. “A recent attendee told me, ‘I had no idea I could learn so much in such a short time. I wish my wife and I had known these helpful skills and perspectives at the beginning of our 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.