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 in the Charter Foundation Program (FTM & FTVM). 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 on Tuesdays from 1:00-1:45pm at the WINDREF Conference Room for FTM Students.  Weekly sessions for FTVM students begin on Thursday February 15, 2018 11:30am-12:20pm at the PSC Conference Room.

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 January 25, 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 six-week cycles. The next will start on March 15, 2018, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and March 20, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. respectively.  Thereafter, the each group will meet weekly for five 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 January 30, 2018 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m.  at the PSC Group Room in St. Andrews Hall.

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 January, 2018 in the PSC Conference Room.

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 February (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.