Spring 2016 Groups

Understanding Self and Others Group

This confidential support group provides an opportunity for students who want to learn more about themselves and their relationships.

When: Mondays, 2:00-3:30 Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm (Start date: TBA)
Where:
540 Old Main
Facilitators:
Andrew Armstrong, Ph.D., Dylan Keenberg, M.A., Philip Burns, M.S, L.M.H.C & Leslie Baker, M.A.
How:
Interested participants should call the Counseling Center to set up a brief meeting.

Women’s Group

Looking for a safe place to connect with other women? Come to the Women’s Group to share your thoughts on issues such as body image, assertiveness, intimacy, and friendship. Share about your experience of being a woman! Learn to identify and build upon your strengths and help others to do the same. Find your authentic self!

When: Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 pm (Start date: TBA)
Where: 540 Old Main
Facilitators: Elizabeth Watt, Psy.D & Camille O'Connor, M.A.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Elizabeth to see if this is the right group for you.

Mindfulness Group

This group is for people who want to find balance, explore mood and anxiety concerns, and improve emotional health through meditation, breath and body movement, and thoughtful discussion.

When: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 (Start date: TBA)
Where: 540 Old Main
Facilitators: David Herzog, Ph.D.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation to see if this is the right group for you.

Men's Group

The purpose of this offering is to provide a place for men to meet and discuss issues relevant to their lives, their identities, and their senses of self. Participating will increase your awareness as you learn from and relate to other men on campus.

When: Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 pm (Start date: TBA)
Where: 540 Old Main
Facilitators: Phil Burns, M.S., & Matthew Ponsford M.A.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation to see if this is the right group for you.

Grief Group

Many students who have survived a loss feel isolated, while the world around them seems to go on as before. This support group is a place to share the pain of our losses, the memories of our loved ones, and the wisdom we may have gained from our grief. Whether your loss happened recently or years ago, we hope you can join us.

When: Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm (Start date:TBA)
Where: 540 Old Main
Facilitators: Andrew Armstrong, Ph.D.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Andrew to see if this is the right group for you.

First Generation College Student Group

This is a group for people who identify as first-generation college students, and who are interested in support and conversation with other first-generation students who are navigating cultural, financial, academic, and interpersonal stressors

When: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm (Start Date: TBA)
Where: Old Main 540
Facilitators: Ariel Larson, Ph.D. & Dylan Keenberg, M.A.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Ariel to see if this is the right group for you.

Breaking Free: A process group for women who experience disordered eating

Are you trying to find your way out of a limiting, weight-obsessed existence? Do you seek wellness and wholeness? Do you want to move on to healing? Are you trying to break free of dieting, weight and food obsession? This group offers a supportive space for women to share their experiences, thoughts, concerns, hopes, and emotions regarding food and body image.

When: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm (Start date: TBA)
Where: 540 Old Main
Facilitators: Ariel Larson, Ph.D. & Leslie Baker, M.A.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Ariel to see if this is the right group for you.

After Silence

A safe, confidential support group for those who identify as women affected by sexual assault or abusive relationships.

When: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm (Start date:TBA)
Where: CASAS Office, 585B Old Main
Facilitator: Katie Plewa, Psy.D., of Western's Consultation and Sexual Assault Support Services & Elizabeth Watt, Psy.D
How: Call 360-650-7982 to find out more.

 

Spring 2016 Workshops

Coping Skills Workshop

A three-part educational workshop where students learn practical tools for coping with distress. Three sections (Calming Body and Mind, Increasing Mindfulness, and Managing Emotional Distress) are offered in rotation through the quarter. Students can just show up, no sign-up in advance is necessary. Students are encouraged to attend all three sessions in any order. Sessions are held Mondays and Tuesdays at 4pm in the Student Health Center.

Facilitator: Andrew Armstrong, Ph.D., & David Herzog, Ph.D.
How: To attend, just show up, no sign-up necessary. Call the Counseling Center for more info.

 

Calming Body
and Mind

Monday: April 4th, April 25th, May 16th,  4-4:50 Student Health Center

Tuesday: April 5th, April 26th, May 17th,  4-4:50 Student Health Center        

Increasing Mindfulness

Monday: April 11th, May 2nd, May 23rd, 4-4:50 Student Health Center

Tuesday: April 12th, May 3rd, May 24th, 4-4:50 Student Health Center

Managing Emotional Distress

Monday: April 18th, May 9th, 4-4:50 Student Health Center

Tuesday: April 19th, May 10th, May 31st, 4-4:50 Student Health Center

 

Taming Your Test Anxiety Workshop

Do you panic during exams? Are you freezing on your math tests? Is test anxiety dragging down your grades? Attend one of these workshops and learn to maximize performance and minimize stress.

When: April 27th, 3-4:30pm
Where: Viking Union, 462A
Leader: Anne Marie Theiler, M.S.

Not ready for group counseling? A video by Maria Bakht, Ph.D.

Page Updated 04.08.2016