> Counseling & Psychological Services
2014-15 Academic Year
Groups are led by professional staff in a safe, confidential environment; they usually have between 5 and 8 people. Groups are very effective for getting support, learning new skills, and enhancing interpersonal communication. Most people really like group and find it to be very useful once they overcome initial concerns around joining. Participation is free to students (regardless of the number of credits they carry), and costs $50 per semester for faculty, staff, and community members.
Call us to schedule an appointment to see if a support group is for you!
Fall Semester Support Groups
Interpersonal Group for Grad Students:
Co-ed; aimed to enhance personal growth and relationship effectiveness for issues relevant to graduate students; topics are open: relationships, family, school, anxiety, depression, etc.
A group for those struggling with eating concerns, anorexia and/or bulimia. Focus is on issues that inhibit people’s abilities to break free from the traps of an eating disorder. Participants will have the opportunity to explore concerns that interfere with relationships and impact their day-to-day functioning.
Learn to Relax :
In this active group, we will use yoga, meditation, mindfulness, yoga and a variety of stress reduction techniques to learn to identify and decrease the stress that affects us in our daily lives.
Sexual Identity Support Group:
A group providing a welcoming, supportive, and safe space for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or questioning to share and explore both issues related to sexual identity as well as those beyond. Therapeutic issues that may be a focus of the group include, but are not limited to: coming out, safety, discrimination, relationships, identity, stress and coping, family, work, and school.
Tackling Test Anxiety:
A short-term group that teaches skills for coping with test anxiety in a supportive setting. The group might be a good fit if you experience panic, anxiety, pysical tension, or "mental blocks" associated with exams. The focus will be on improving study skills and habits, as well as helping to manage anxiety and improve performance.
Connect with other students who are grieving the death of friend, family member, or significant other. A safe and supportive environment will be provided to assist group members as they move through the mourning process.
Social Skills Class:
This course is for anyone interested in building and improving their social language skills. Specific areas and topics addressed in the course include learning how to comfortably enter and leave conversations, maintain conversations, improve dating skills, as well as learn how to decrease anxiety related to being in social settings.
American Indian Support Group:
This is an open group for American Indian students to talk about school, relationships, concerns, and success. Co-facilitated by CPS and the Center for Native American Studies. This group meets every other Wednesday at 12pm in Willson 1-156.