Psychotherapy Groups - Fall 2018: Call to Schedule an Intake

At the PSC we recognize that intelligence is collective and that individuals learn best from one another. PSC clinicians are expert group facilitators, helping struggling students explore and communicate their thoughts and feelings within a safe, confidential, and interactive environment.

Group therapy helps individuals receive support from peers, develop communication and socialization skills, and learn how to express their issues and accept feedback from others. Group members develop self-awareness and self-confidence. By listening and speaking to others with similar issues, they often generate new thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. A majority of group therapy participants report that they made more progress with their issues by being in group than they did with their individual therapists (Kivligan, 2012). PSC clinicians will make every effort to ensure that groups are safe and confidential. We do not make inappropriate referrals to groups.

Below are titles and descriptions of therapy groups offered at the PSC for the Fall, 2018 term. Some groups are closed, meaning that after the first two to three sessions, new members are not accepted. Others are open, meaning that participants are welcome to drop in or join at any time.


Sustaining Our Selves (Adjustment) Group – Open

A six session weekly support and psychoeducational group for first-term students who are adjusting to school or to life in a foreign county.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm beginning Thursday September 6


Anxiety Skills Group - This group will be closed to new members after 2 meetings.

A four-session weekly skill-building group in which participants learn skills for managing social, performance, and generalized anxiety. The PSC runs several Anxiety Skills Groups per semester.

Time:  4 consecutive Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm beginning September 4 (Closed after Sept. 18)

           4 consecutive Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm beginning September 6 (Closed after Sept. 20)

           Also beginning Oct 9 & 11, and Nov 6 & 8


Healthy Relationships Group This group will be closed to new members after September 18, 2018.

A semester-long weekly process group for those interested in healthy interpersonal living; this is group therapy at its most powerful: a confidential environment for exploring yourself and areas of trust, intimacy, anger, assertiveness, social anxiety, taking risks, depression, dealing with authority and other personal and interpersonal concerns.

Time: Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 pm beginning September 4


Phoenix RisingThis group will be closed to new members after September 21, 2018.

An ongoing weekly support and process group for women who have experienced sexual abuse or trauma in childhood or adulthood.

Time: Fridays at 5:30-7 pm beginning September 7


Grief Group – Open

An ongoing bi-weekly group for members who have lost a loved one.

Time: Alternate Thursdays 5:00-6:30 pm beginning August 30


Non-Traditional Students' Group – Open

A bi-weekly support group for students with diverse life experiences who would like to meet and converse with like-minded individuals.

Time: First and third Mondays noon to 1:00 pm beginning September 3


Chronic Conditions Group – Open

A bi-weekly support group for students living with chronic conditions or disabilities such as Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, epilepsy, cancer, or other condition, yet persevering through their medical, veterinary, or other training.

Time: Second and fourth Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 pm, beginning September 6.


Understanding Self and OthersThis group will be closed to new members after September 19, 2018.

A weekly process group for students who may struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or family issues.

Time: 10:30 – 12:00 pm beginning Wednesday September 5