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 SHAC to schedule a same-day or next-day initial consultation 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 2019

Interpersonal Process Groups

  • Mondays 3:30 - 5:00 PM
  • Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Fridays 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Special Topic Groups 

  • Students of Color Support Group: Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm
  • ADHD Therapy Group: Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety Support Group: Dates and time TBD
  • Applying Mindfulness to your Life: Mondays, 3:00-4:15pm
  • Men's Group: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30pm

Skills Groups 

  • 6- Session Focused Study Workshop: Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm
  • 3-Session Mindfulness Workshop: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Wellness Workshops- Improve Your Mood/Lower Your Anxiety/Sleep Skilzzz: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
    • Improve Your Mood: 4/11. 5/2
    • Lower Anxiety: 4/4, 4/18,5/9, 5/16. 5/30
    • Sleep Skilzzz; 4/25, 5/23
  • Managing Intense Emotions: Dates and time TBD 
  • Learning Disability/ADHD Informational Group Tuesdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Fridays 10:00-11:00am

GROUP DESCRIPTIONS
 

Interpersonal Process Groups

Group therapy is an ideal setting where students can work on personal growth, develop insight about interpersonal relationship patterns, and receive support and feedback from peers. Process groups promote greaters self awareness, authenticity,a nd provide a safe environment in which to practice new behaviors. Groups are facilitated by two leaders and are offered throughout the year. A pre-group interview is required for participation. 

Overcoming Social Anxiety

You are not alone. This group is for students who struggle with social confidence, worry about social interactions, and feel self-conscious in social contexts. Group members will have the opportunity to practice establishing new relationships and positive connections, drawing on their natural strengths, and gaining a more accurate perception of self and others.

ADHD Therapy Group

This is a 6-week group for students who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The group will provide both skill development and group discussion/support, with a focus on increasing self-esteem and effectiveness in school and love.

Applying Mindfulness to your Life

This group is for students who have interest in learning mindfulness concepts, developing, and strengthening mindfulness-based coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.

Students of Color Support Group

In this group, participants will explore individual experiences, learn self-care strategies, and find solidarity, connection, and community within a safe and supportive environment. Topics will include academic concerns, first-generation experiences, family issues, racism, microaggressions, intersectionality, imposter syndrome, as well as the impact of national/local events on emotional health.

Men's Group

This group is a space to explore questions of masculinity in a supportive environment for male-identified students. The group is a weekly topical discussion that hopes to increase reflection, insight, and awareness into the role masculinity plays in our lives. 

6-Session Focused Study Workshop

Coaching on how to focus and effectively use study strategies even when you feel overwhelmed.

3-Session Mindfulness Workshop

A 3-session group to expand your repertoire of coping skills and increase your ability to manage difficult and unpleasant experiences, with an emphasis on mindfulness and in-the-moment practices. New groups are available throughout the term.

Wellness Workshops- Improve Your Mood/Lower Your Anxiety/Sleep Skillzzz

Need ideas and proven strategies to help improve your mood? Manage your stress and lower anxiety? This wellness workshop will be offered weekly with an alternating focus. Students are welcome to bring their lunch and get strategies for effectively managing stress and anxiety one week, strategies for improving and maximizing mood the next week. Students can come to either workshop or both, check the schedule if you have interest in only one topic.

Managing Intense Emotions

Group members will learn strategies and skills to better manage intense emotions, reduce emotional vulnerability and find balance in day-to-day life.

ADHD and Learning Disability Information Meetings

A one-time meeting to learn about SHAC's services for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and learning disorders. Includes a brief individual consultation. Call 503.-725-2800 to schedule.