Spring 2024 Groups 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.
502-852-6585: Counseling Center Website
*All are welcome; all can benefit*
The services and programs of the Counseling Center are open to 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!
This group is designed to help you develop effective anxiety management skills with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other techniques in a small group setting.
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.
Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm, starts 2/13/24
Location: SAC W305
Facilitator: Aleska Hagan, PhD
Getting Through the Doom and Gloom
Do you have feelings of sadness or hopelessness? Lack motivation? Feel stressed or have worry that is difficult to control? College students are increasingly struggling with depression and anxiety. You don’t have to go through it alone. Join this group to learn how to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, develop positive coping skills, and find support in a judgment-free environment.
Wednesdays 3-4 pm, starts 1/31/24
Location: SAC W305
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 will use fun videos & articles to help facilitate our discussion. This group is led by two licensed therapists.