What is group counseling?
Group counseling provides an opportunity to improve personal skills, develop increased confidence, overcome blocks to personal effectiveness, and acquire a keener awareness and appreciation of interactions with others. In a group setting, a small group of peers and co-facilitators meet weekly to provide feedback and support for self-improvement. Group members are encouraged to explore and express feelings, examine belief systems, reflect on and receive feedback about patterns of behavior, and work toward making healthy changes. In order for group counseling to be effective, active participation is encouraged. Participation involves regular attendance and respectful, honest communication. Groups may focus on a specific topic or may be general with an emphasis on personal growth. Typically group members will be working on a variety of issues. Groups meet weekly for one to two semesters.
Summer 2018 Group Therapy Offerings
Managing your Mood
Managing Your Mood is a group for students who have difficulty managing intense emotions that affect interpersonal relationships. Members will learn effective ways to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, increase mindfulness, identify values, and improve relationships. Group members will interact with each other to practice skills, and support each other in their growth process.
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:30 pm
This process-oriented group is open to students interested in increasing their understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. The goal of this group is to improve interpersonal relationships through examining how one contributes to relationship dynamics along with attempting to connect with others by sharing your own personal experiences. Along with relationship exploration, group will also address general concerns or struggles that group members may have.
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm
For more information:
Come by: SSB 4.600
Email: Danica Harris, Ph.D., Group Services Coordinator at [email protected]
The following services are available at the Student Counseling Center: