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Group Counseling

Group counseling is an especially useful approach for addressing many issues commonly experienced by college students. It is often the treatment of choice for people who identify difficulties in interpersonal relationships, social anxiety, stress, and low self esteem.

If you would like more information about joining a Counseling Service's group, please come to Walk-in Hours to speak with a counselor. If you already have a SHAC counselor, please speak with your current counselor about your options for group. A pregroup interview with group leaders is required for all groups.

Spring Groups 2014

Interpersonal Process Groups

  • Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM -- Carla & Tim
  • Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (Men's Group) -- Tim
  • Friday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM -- Noelle & Molly
  • Friday, 11:00 – 12:30 PM -- Janice & Heather
  • Friday, 1:00 - 2:30 PM -- Lisa & Rusty

Skill Groups (see descriptions below)

Create Your Own Calm: Stress & Anxiety Management

This is a psycho-educational group that offers an integration of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches, targeted to help students dealing with stress and/or anxiety. The focus of the group is primarily on the development of tools meant to alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety such as worrying, insomnia, muscle tension, or difficulty concentrating. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed out and want to learn some new strategies, this group is a good fit for you.

Chronic Health Conditions Support

The chronic health conditions group is a support group for students who struggle with ongoing health concerns which may be impacting their academic progress, personal lives or mental health.

Calming Your Anxiety

 The Calming Your Anxiety group is a psycho-educational group that offers an integration of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches for anxiety treatment. The focus of the group is primarily on the development of strategies for coping with anxiety. Students experiencing anxiety or stress that interferes with their daily activities are a good fit for this group.

Grief Support Group

Grief is something we will all experience, whether from a death, end of a significant relationship or any number of other losses. In this session you will receive information on what to expect as you grieve and learn about healthy ways to cope.

Reducing Social Anxiety

You are not alone. This group offers an opportunity to increase your comfort and skill in connecting with others through both knowledge and practice. There is an emphasis on mindfulness, reducing anxiety and shame, and participating at your own pace.