Psychotherapy Groups - Fall 2019: 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 2019 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.
ADHD-Learning Disability Support Group – Open to new members anytime.
A bi-weekly support group for students with ADHD or Learning Disabilities. Get support, learn tips, trade study techniques, remember that you are NOT alone. This support group is facilitated by psychologists who are very familiar with support and interventions for ADHD/LD.
Date and Time - 12:00 – 1:00 pm beginning Friday September 6, 2019.
Anxiety Skills Group - This group will be closed to new members after the first meeting.
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.
Cycle 1: 4 consecutive Thursdays 12pm-1:00pm beginning August 15, 2019.
Cycle 2: 4 consecutive Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm beginning September 24, 2019.
Chronic Conditions Group – Open to new members anytime.
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: First and third Thursday of every month, 5:30-6:30 pm, beginning September 5, 2019.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Coping Skills Group - Open to new members anytime.
A weekly group for individuals who struggle to control their emotional reactions to life's events. "The central aim of DBT as a whole is to replace ineffective, maladaptive, or unskilled behavior with skillful responses" (Linehan, 1993). The group is structured as a class or a workshop. Group time will be focused on teaching and practicing skills rather than an open discussion.
Time: 10:30 – 12:00 pm beginning Wednesday September 18, 2019.
Empowered Eating - This group will be closed to new members after the first 2 meetings.
A five-session weekly group for students struggling with their body image and relationship with food. You will learn ways to make sense of your current struggles and to develop skills in self-compassion, mindful eating, body appreciation and values based self-worth.
Time: Cycle 1: 6 consecutive Tuesdays 12-1:00 pm beginning September 17, 2019.
Cycle 2: 6 consecutive Tuesdays 12-1:00 pm beginning October 29, 2019.
Expressive Arts Therapy Group – Open to new members anytime.
You are so much more than a student!!
Come explore and process your challenges, problems and concerns using intermodal artistic expression. Identify your inner resources and strengths to overcome obstacles, improve your interpersonal dynamics and create healthy patterns from insights you will gain. Previous arts experience is not required!!!
Time: 11:00 – 12:30 pm beginning Friday September 6, 2019.
Grief Group – Open to new members anytime.
An ongoing bi-weekly group for members who have lost a loved one.
Time: Alternate Thursdays 5:00-6:30 pm beginning September 12, 2019.
Healthy Relationships Group –This group will be closed to new members after Sept-24-2019.
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 10, 2019.
Mindfulness Skills Group – Open to new members anytime. (No registration is necessary.)
A weekly drop-in group for learning and practicing techniques of mindful meditation. Mindfulness is effective for stress reduction and for improving concentration, attention, and overall well-being.
Time: Thursdays 12:05-12:45 at Caribbean House Great Hall* beginning September 12, 2019.
*On 26th September and 10th & 17th October 2019, sessions will be at WINDREF's Conference Room.
Non-Traditional Students' Group – Open to new members anytime.
A weekly support group for students with diverse life experiences who would like to meet and converse with like-minded individuals.
Time: Mondays noon to 1:00 pm beginning September 9, 2018.
phenoMEN3on encourage. enable. equip. – Open to new members anytime.
A weekly men's group where members learn how to be more flexible in dealing with life's challenges in a supportive and safe environment. Members will share struggles, learn better ways to form meaningful relationships, and develop insight about themselves and their relationship patterns.
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm beginning Thursday September 12, 2019.
Phoenix Rising – Open to new members anytime pending a screening appointment.
An ongoing weekly support and process group for women who have experienced sexual abuse or trauma in childhood or adulthood.
Time: Mondays at 5:00-6:30 pm beginning September 2, 2019.
Understanding Self and Others – Open to new members anytime.
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 4, 2019.
To register, call: 473-439-2277 or email: PSCscheduling@sgu.edu.