Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Healthy Relationships

A skills-building course to develop, maintain and promote healthy inter-personal connections between all members of our society.

Program Overview

Healthy Relationships is a 15-week free open enrollment course that supports young adults in developing critical relationship tools and strategies to thrive in collegiate learning and living environments as well as at work. 

What is the Healthy Relationships course?

The Healthy Relationships, free open enrollment course, has been offered at Boston University since 2019 helping students understand what is are healthy relationships vs those that violate legal and cultural norms, examine their friend, peer, and partner values, existing relationships and goals, assess and build their interpersonal relationship skills to enhance educational, vocational, and social opportunities, and develop individualized paths toward choosing, getting and keeping the valued relationship roles of their choice.  This course is influenced by Emily Rothman’s research and curriculum. 

The course’s holistic approach provides students with opportunities to 

  1. Self-examine and engage in exercises to practice and build critical social skills
  2. Explore and process their feelings around the challenges they face maintaining healthy relationships
  3. Access a supportive community among classmates as well as supports beyond the classroom and campus settings.

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Healthy Relationships Curriculum

The curriculum has been used for a restorative learning tool for students involved in a Title IX investigation. The restorative practices that inform the skills-building exercises and facilitation closely align with the psychiatric rehabilitation values and practices of whole-person learning and hope to address the feelings of shame and fear often experienced and reported by students involved in Title IX investigations. Learn more about bringing Healthy Relationships to your college, university, or organization.



Curriculum at a Glance

Enrolling Now

Healthy Relationships has been offered in multiple modalities to accommodate a range of student goals and needs. If you are interested in Healthy Relationships and want to learn more we invite you to reach out to the program directors  Chelsea and Paul with any questions.

Healthy Relationships Fall 2023 

Healthy Relationships Workshops: individual workshops held throughout the semester based on request. Reach out to Chelsea for further information.

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