Psychotherapy Groups

Alone, all alone

Nobody, but nobody

Can make it out here alone.

- Maya Angelou

 

If you are a SGU student or employee and interested in our private and confidential groups, please contact us to determine if the programs below are appropriate for you and to register. If you are already one of our clients, please talk to your therapist about participating.

ADAPT Support Group

ADAPT is a unique hybrid therapy support group for students. The purpose is to provide a confidential and safe space for students to not only share and process their experiences and challenges but, to also learn skills and strategies to help them adjust, cope, endure and thrive. The group will address issues including but not limited to adjustment, anxiety, coping, depression, stress, and relationships.  The Group will meet weekly. (Date, time and venue to be announced.)

General Process Group

A General Process Group  has the  purpose of helping members find out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal lives and relationships with others. The members and the group as a whole are assisted with guided feedback and process comments from the facilitator or co-facilitators.  As members engage with one another on different emotional levels they gain wider perspectives about the various ways they relate to their inner world and how this becomes reflected in their relationships with others. As awareness increases, individuals may begin to recognize newly found aspects of themselves which may lead to the potential of opening up channels of communication that can have the shared capacity of being unique and profound. If you are struggling with communication, relationships, making friends, depression, social anxiety, loneliness this group is for you! Or, if you simply want to deepen your self-awareness and improve the quality of your personal life through a transforming experience you are welcome to participate! Spaces are limited! This group will start on September 6, 2018.  (Time and venue to be announced.)

Grief Recovery Support Group

The death of a loved one is life-altering for survivors and each person may respond differently to their loss. You may be getting through the hardest time of your life, but you need not do it alone. The PSC provides a warm, caring environment to facilitate your healing and restoration out of deep grief.

If you are grieving the death of a loved one, consider joining this group for support, which will be offered in the PSC Conference Room bimonthly starting on September 30, 2018. You will have the opportunity to process the concerns that matter to you. You may talk about your experience, or you may choose not to. There is no pressure to do so, if you do not feel like it. Questions and issues for consideration:

  • Normalizing: Is this normal?
  • Effects of grief on the mind, body and spirit.
  • Grief and your relationships.
  • Guilt and anger.
  • Responding to those who do not understand.
  • The pros and cons of solitude.
  • Dealing with the memories: The events surrounding the loss of your loved one.
  • The importance of moving forward. Your thoughts on it.

Anxiety Skills Group for St. George's University Community

Anxiety interferes with sleep, eating, relationships, test-taking, studying and working. It is highly treatable. The PSC is pleased to offer to all students, employees and their significant others the private and confidential Anxiety Skills Group, a skill-building program in which you will learn how to deal constructively with your anxiety. The group runs in four-week cycles. The next will start on September 4, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and September 6, 2018, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thereafter, each group will meet weekly for three consecutive sessions.

Healthy Relationships Group

This group provides a safe and non-judgmental space for exploring yourself and interpersonal style in areas such as trust, intimacy, anger, assertiveness, relating cross-culturally and dealing with authority.  Come and experiment with new ways of relating to others and get support and feedback from others.  The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays beginning on September 4, 2018 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m.  at the PSC Group Room.

Issues at Home/Transitional Support Group for Students

Many of our students come from other countries. Of course, life there does not stop while one is studying here. Family members become ill, romantic relationships evolve and an endless number of other impactful changes occur. If you are stressed out by something happening at home, or struggling with the transition to Grenada, do not let it distract you from your studies! You are very welcome to participate in our Issues at Home/Transitional Support Group.

This will involve a once-weekly meeting for 75 minutes that will provide the opportunity for you to process your experience and cope more effectively. There is nothing you need to do to prepare. Just come and share your story. The first meeting will be held in August, 2018 in the PSC Conference Room. (Date and to be announced.)

Support Group for Students' Significant Others

This group provides significant others of SGU students the opportunity to process their unique experience and develop strategies to better cope with the stressors they face. Beginning on September (TBA), 2018, meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:00 p.m. in the PSC.

Smoking Cessation Support Group for Students

Each year about 3 million people worldwide die prematurely due to smoking-related illnesses. This figure will reach 10 million by 2025 if present trends continue. Are you a smoker? With statistics like these, it is certainly important for you to join the millions who have already successfully kicked the habit.

You might have had good intentions to stop, and perhaps even promised yourself to quit by a certain date, but have been unable to do so. Perhaps you need just a little added push? If so, join the Smoking Cessation Support Group, which will offer you the chance to give and receive support as you change your behavior.