The Counseling Center has added two new group counseling options for the 2018-19 academic year in addition to 25 other groups already being offered for students.
The General Trauma Group meets on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The group is process-oriented and intended for anyone who has experienced trauma (e.g., natural disaster, major motor accident, veteran- related trauma, gun violence, child abuse, sexual assault, abusive relationships, emotional abuse, bullying, etc.). The group focuses on providing a supportive, non-judgmental space to process, connect, and collaboratively address concerns related to group members’ experiences. This is accomplished by giving members autonomy to work on the issues that distress them and providing researched based skills that members can use to effectively cope with life after trauma. Please contact Emily Barnum or Chris Lofton to arrange a screening for this group.
The Connections-Shame Resilience group meets Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It focuses on self-compassion and overcoming feelings of shame. The twelve-week group will assist group members in:
- Recognizing shame.
- Exploring shame triggers.
- Understanding shame screens.
- Building shame-resilience.
This group is based off of the work of Dr. Brené Brown and her book, I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't). Please contact Theresa Benson or Felicia Li to schedule a screening for this group.
Please visit the Counseling Center’s website to see other groups that are offered.