Counseling Groups & Workshops

Students have unlimited use of psycho-educational groups and workshops offered by the Counseling Center. The expected level of student participation will vary depending on the type of group; workshops require active attention but little self-disclosure, while counseling groups place a higher priority on providing a safe environment to share your thoughts or experiences with other members.

Spring 2014

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? Are you trying to break free of dieting, weight and food obsession? Do you seek wellness and wholeness? Would you like to share your experiences with other women who are going through a similar journey? This group offers a safe space for women to share their experiences, thoughts, concerns, hopes, and emotions regarding food and body image. A free, confidential, and supportive approach to healing.

When: Two separate groups: Mondays, 1:15-2:45 pm and Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 pm
Dates: Starts April 15, 2014
Where: 540 Old Main
Leaders: Brooke Bellomio, M.A. and Sarah Richey, C.D., R.D.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Brooke to see if this is the right group for you.

Grief Group

This confidential group will provide students with an opportunity to connect with other students who are also griving the death of a loved one. Whether your loss was recent or long ago, this group offers a supportive place to help the healing process.

When: Mondays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Dates: Starts April 14, 2014
Where: 540 Old Main
Leader: Julie Reimann, M. Coun., L.M.H.C. and Alicia Gleason, B.A.
How: Interested participants should call the Counseling Center and ask to set up a meeting with Julie or Alicia.

I Didn't Get To Say Goodbye - Suicide Survivor's Support Group

A support group for students who have lost a loved one to suicide. When a loved one ends their life we are left with complex feelings that others in our lives may not be able to relate to. The group will offer a confidential and supportive environment for exploring the experience of this unique loss.

When: Tuesdays 5:40 - 7:00
Dates: April 29 - May 27
Where: 540 Old Main
Leader: Nancy Corbin, Ph.D.
How: If you are interested, call the Counseling Center and schedule a half-hour information session with Nancy Corbin.

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. The direction of the group will be determined somewhat by the members and their interests, but general themes will include such topics as the experience of being a man, masculinity, societal expectations of men, and the impact of socialization on men's communication.

When: Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm
Dates: Starts April 3, 2014
Where: 540 Old Main
Leader: Brennan Gilbert, Psy.D., and Philip Burns, M.S., L.M.H.C.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Brennan 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: Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Dates: Starts April 16, 2014
Where: 540 Old Main
Leader: Philip Burns, M.S., L.M.H.C.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Phil to see if this is the right group for you.

LGBTQ Support Group

This support group is for people who are questioning or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity or who want support as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit or queer student. This group provides a safe place to talk about all things related to sexual orientation and gender identity including (but certainly not limited to): questioning one's sexual orientation or gender identity, coming out, transition, identity, relationships, social concerns, well-being, sexual health, and sprituality.

When: Fridays, 2:30-4:00
Dates: TBD
Where: 540 Old Main
Facilitators: Jenny Arm, Ph.D., and Viktoriya Fuzaylova, M.S.
How: Interested participants should call the Counseling Center and ask to set up a brief meeting with Jenny or Viktoriya.

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: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30
Dates: Starts April 9, 2014
Where: 540 Old Main
Facilitators: Jenny Arm, Ph.D., and Viktoriya Fuzaylova, M.S.
How: Interested participants should call the Counseling Center and ask to set up a brief meeting with Jenny or Viktoriya.

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: Tuesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Dates: Starts April 8, 2014
Where: 540 Old Main
Leader: Julie Reimann, M. Coun., L.M.H.C., and Brooke Bellomio, M.A.
How: Call the Counseling Center to set up a consultation with Julie to see if this is the right group for you.

Workshops

Coping Skills Workshop

This is a three-part educational seminar where students learn practical tools for managing emotional distress, calming the body and mind, boosting mood, and increasing mindfulness. Students are encouraged to attend all three sessions in any order.

Calming Body and Mind Increasing Mindfulness Managing Emotional Distress
Mon, Apr 7, 3-3:50, VU 460 Mon, Apr 14, 3-3:50, VU 460 Mon, Apr 21, 3-3:50, VU 460
Thur, May 2, 10-10:50, OM 540 Thur, May ,8 10-10:50, OM 540 Thur May 15 10-10:50 OM 540
Wed May 21 3-3:50 VU 460 Wed May 28 3-3:50 VU 460 Wed June 4 3-3:50 VU 460

 

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

Stress Management Workshop

Renew and Relax in this weekly workshop teaching cognitive therapy skills and relaxation techniques for managing stress and anxiety, or simply to increase your sense of calm and well-being. New topics every week.

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
Dates: Starts April 9, 2014.
Where: 540 Old Main
Leader: Anne Marie Theiler, M.S.
Drop-in: No registration necessary.

Topics:

April 9: Time management.                     May 14: Conflict Management
April 15: De-stress strategies.                May 21: NO WORKSHOP THIS WEEK
April 23: Managing test anxiety.              May 28: Panic attacks - targeting the fear.
April 30: Panic attacks - how to cope.     June 4: Just relaxation.
May 7: Social anxiety.

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

For a list of past groups and workshops, click here.


Check back at the beginning of Fall Quarter for schedules.
Page Updated 04.14.2014