Group & Workshop Offerings

Learn more about the groups offered by SCS this Spring as well as the schedule.

Groups

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHER GROUPS: General process-oriented groups for students dealing with a variety of concerns (depression, anxiety, stress, relationship struggles, etc). Members explore patterns how they relate to themselves and others to help change current behaviors and develop greater insight and acceptance. Current times: Tuesdays 10:00-11:30, 1:10-2:30, 5:10-6:30pm; Wednesdays 1:10-2:30, 3:10-4:30; Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am

ACT GROUP:  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Group is for students who want to encounter depression and anxiety differently as well as pursue a full and meaningful life. ACT helps people relate differently to their anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors and/or anything causing problems. The purpose of ACT is to limit the ways these things control someone’s life. Current times: Thursdays 3:10-4:30 pm

DBT SKILLS GROUP: Semester-long skills based group made up of 4 modules-Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. DBT skills are designed to help students who wish to improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and negative emotion, be mindful and present in the given moment and communicate and interact effectively with others. Current times: Mondays 3:10-4:30 pm

GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION GROUP: For students navigating the joys and challenges related to gender identity and expression. Open to students at any point on the gender identity and expression spectrum. Current time: Thursdays 3:10-4:30pm

GRADUATE/NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT GROUP: Like our Understanding Self and Others groups, this group is a general process-oriented group for students dealing with a variety of issues of personal concern (depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns and academic pressures, among other things). Members also connect on issues related to age and graduate student status. Current time: Tuesdays 1:10-2:30pm

GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP: For students who have experienced a significant loss in their life, such as the death of a family member, close friend, or significant other. This group invites students to connect and receive support from others who have experienced the pain of a loss. This group offers a chance for students to engage in the healing process, understand their unique way of grieving, and find meaning moving forward in life. Current time: Thursdays 1:10-2:30pm

HEALING THE HEART: This is a process group for students who have experienced interpersonal trauma or a relational pattern in which trust was broken (emotion/verbal, physical, sexual, stalking, FOO, bullying, partner violence). The group will provide a safe and affirming space for students to focus on building a sense of self and exploring how to integrate past traumatic experiences with present day life. Current time: Thursdays 1:10-2:30pm

A MEN’S GROUP: For students identifying as men. Focus will be on how to infuse courage, integrity, and vulnerability into our lives as men. Group will cover many topics, including: relationships, intimacy, anxiety, depression, communication skills, and identifying the kind of man you want to be in today’s world. Current time: Mondays 10:00-11:30am

STUDENT ATHLETES GROUP: For students athletes who may be experiencing difficulties related to: performance anxiety, past or present injury, communication (teammates, coaches), difficulties with transition into and out of sport, sport/school/life balance, career/future concerns, or symptoms of mental health. Members connect with other athletes sharing similar challenges. Group members will learn tangible mental skills to implement (positive re-framing/self-talk, focusing cues, visualization). Current time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 am

SELF-LOVE: For students experiencing a variety of issues of personal concern with a thematic focus on self-compassion infused throughout group discussion and activities. Current time: Mondays 3:10-4:30pm

WOMEN’S GROUP: USO group for students identifying as women to engage in topics such as self-esteem, self-empowerment and self-care. Group will also explore concerns about stress, anxiety, depression, family relationships, communication skills and life transitions. Current time: Wednesdays 3:10-4:30pm

WOMEN OF COLOR:This group is for women of color to openly engage in dialogues related to what it means to be a woman of color on a predominantly white campus. The group will be a mixture of both support as well as process and will additionally address general mental health concerns (relationships, depression, anxiety, etc.).  Current time: Mondays 1:10-2:30pm

Workshops

WORKSHOP-CREATE YOUR OWN CALM: Three-week, skill-based workshop focused on developing strategies for addressing anxiety, excessive worry, and feeling overwhelmed. Current times: Tuesdays 3:10-4:30pm, Wednesdays 3:10-4:30pm

WORKSHOP-EMOTION SKILLS: Four-week, skills-based group focused on helping students increase emotional intelligence skills. Focusing on awareness and identifying emotions, emotion vocab, avoidance and suppression tendencies, constructive and effective emotional expression, and role of emotion in relationships. Current Time: Thursdays 10:00-11:30am

WORKSHOP-DROP-IN STRESS MANAGEMENT: Workshops focused on developing strategies for addressing stress. Attend as often as you like or need.  Current times: Wednesdays 1:10-2:00pm