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RAD is a pilot project that has been supported by St. Lawrence College and the Centre for Behavioural Studies. This program has been approved by the St. Lawrence College Research Ethics Board.  It is designed to provide cognitive behavioural group therapy for divorced or common-law separated parent and his/her children between ages 8-12. The goal of this program is to help improve the relationships between parents and their children, reduce the stress associated with being a divorced parent, and improve children’s coping and communication skills.

What the RAD Program offers:

The Restructuring After Divorce (RAD) program offers a free 11-week cognitive behavioural group therapy for any divorced or common-law separated parent and his/her children between ages 8-12.  What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?  Cognitive behavioural therapy is an evidence-based practice that focuses on changing dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in order to improve the mental health of individuals. By offering this therapy in a group setting, each individual gets the benefit of learning from other people experiencing similar situations. This program is a pilot project and will be collecting data for research purposes.

What to Expect as a Participant:

For eleven weeks, the RAD group will meet in two sections. One section for parents and one for children to discuss, learn, and practice behavioural skills that relate to stress management, communication, healthy boundaries, and trusting relationships. In addition, parents and children will come together at the end of each session to practice skills learned and to improve the parent-child bond.

How to Find Out More Information & Register:

If you wish to participate, you can contact the facilitators by emailing us at or telephone 613-328-1111. Registration is currently open and will remain open until January 6, 2016.  Sessions will begin on January 13, 2016.

If you have questions about the program, please contact our facilitators by email or by telephone.  We will be happy to discuss the details of the program, and answer any concerns you might have.  If you are concerned about your eligibility for the program, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss available options.

Restructuring After Divorce, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, ON. K7L 5A6   or call 613-328-1111 (Rebecca Rafuse)

The facilitators running RAD include:

• Marie-line Jobin, M.A., C.Psych.

• Colleen Cairns, M.Sc., B.C.B.A.

• Peter Young, B.A.A-Behavioural Psychology Degree Program, Student

• Rebecca Rafuse, B.A.A-Behavioural Psychology Degree Program, Student


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