Spring 2023 Group and Workshops
Groups/workshops will be held in-person OR online, via MS Teams, see details below.
Please contact the group facilitator(s) listed for more information, or to sign up.
The services and programs of the Counseling Center are open all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.
Group counseling can be a very effective way to address a wide range of issues. What better way to address what’s on your mind than to get input from people who can relate to you! Groups can help people feel connected, get lots of feedback and ideas, and find hope that things can be better. Groups typically include 5-8 participants and 1 or 2 therapists and meet for 60-90 minutes each week for the duration of a semester. Groups are confidential, and participants sign agreements stating they will uphold confidentiality.
Many people have beliefs about group counseling, perhaps from word of mouth, television shows, or just their own expectations. The document below includes a variety of myths that you may have heard about groups. Reading through this may help you feel at ease before attending your first group.
Art Therapy Group
This group will offer participants a nonjudgmental space to incorporate art therapy into their personal growth and healing processes. We will use a variety of art materials to explore how our creativity can help us cope. Issues commonly addressed include anxiety, depression, grief, relationship concerns, self-esteem, family of origin, etc. No artistic experience required.
Mondays 3-4:30pm, SAC W309K, starts 01/23/23
Facilitators: Gabbi Ebeling-Rodriguez, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC & Rachel Evans, ATR, LPCC-S
It’s Ok Not to Be Ok
This is an in-person 6-week group that focuses on grieving a recent loss (death or non-death). We will come together for 90 minutes to do an art-based intervention and then process how the loss has affected areas such as emotional wellbeing, identity development, coping, etc.
Thursdays 3-4:30pm, SAC W309K, starts 03/02/23
Facilitators: Gabbi Ebeling-Rodriguez, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC & Carsyn Kidwell, B.A.
Anxiety/Stress Management (VIRTUAL)
This group is designed to help you develop effective Anxiety Management Skills with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other techniques in a small online group setting.
Wednesdays 3-4pm, MS TEAMS, starts 01/25/23
Facilitator: Susan Schroeder, LPP
This will focus on the experiences and emotional wellbeing of students who identify within the queer community. Members will have the opportunity to experience growth and change and develop skills to cope with problems in a safe and supportive environment. Participants will have a chance to receive feedback from a licensed professional and to offer support and get support from peers dealing with similar issues.
Wednesdays 3-4:30, SAC W309K, starts 01/18/23
Facilitator: Aleska Hagan, PhD
Getting Through the Blues
Do you have feelings of sadness or hopelessness Difficulty concentrating? Lack of interest/motivation in activities you used to enjoy? College students are increasingly struggling with depression. You don’t have to go through it alone. Join this group to learn how to manage symptoms of depression, develop positive coping skills, and find support in a judgment-free environment.
Thursdays 3-4pm, Location BAB 224, starts 01/19/23
Facilitator: Sarah Kolb, PhD
Graduate Student Support Group
Join us and meet other graduate students from a variety of disciplines with whom you can share your struggles and successes in both graduate school and life. The goal of this group is to provide a comfortable space to receive and offer support as you navigate through your graduate school journey. We may also, at times, incorporate a book, podcasts or short articles to facilitate conversation. This year we are reading the book, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. This group is led by two licensed therapists.
Biweekly on Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm, SAC W305, starts 01/26/23
Meeting dates: 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6
Facilitators: Gabrielle Billings, LCSW & Michelle Pinckney Johnson, LPCC-S, LMFT
International Student Support (VIRTUAL)
This group will focus on the experiences of international students, including those who identify as first or second-generation immigrants. Members of the group will be able to gain insight into common issues faced by international students, learn better coping skills and learn about the process of acculturation (including maintaining cultural identity while adapting) to the USA.
Fridays 12-1pm, MS TEAMS, starts 3/7/23
Facilitator: Geeta Gulati, PsyD
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