Groups Offered - SPRING 2013
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Groups provide a caring context in which you can talk confidentially with other students who share your concerns or experiences. A group can be a wonderful source of feedback, support, good humor, and creative ideas for how to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges. All groups are conducted in confidence, and are led by Counseling Center clinicians.
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Groups Offered: SPRING 2013
“Understanding Self & Others”
These insight-oriented groups will provide with a safe environment for interpersonal learning. Members will have an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings that get elicited in all types of relationships, understand relationship patterns (especially in the areas of trust, intimacy, anger, and assertiveness), receive feedback from other members, and practice "trying on" new behaviors in the safety and "social microcosm" of the group.
Group 1: Mondays, 4:00-5:15 pm (Leaders: Ana Buenaventura, Psy.D., Alysondra Duke)
Group 2: Mondays, 5:30-6:45 pm (Leaders: Amanda Rahimi, Ph.D., David Songco)
Group 3: Thursdays, 2:35-3:50 pm (Leaders: Amanda Rahimi, Ph.D., Alex Afram)
Group 4: Fridays, 3:00-4:15 pm (Leaders: Traci Callandrillo, Ph.D., Philicia Rubin)
“Stress Management Group”
During this 8-session group, members will learn how to recognize signs of stress, and how to reduce stress through relaxation and visualization, mindfulness meditation, and other cognitive coping strategies.
Tuesdays, 5:20-6:35 pm, Dates TBA (Leaders: Charrise Hipol, Psy.D., Alex Afram)
“International Student Discussion Group”
Building Communication Skills in a New Culture
This group is for international students who wish to understand their experiences in a new culture and build communication skills in academic and social situations. The group provides information as well as an opportunity to discuss cultural adjustment, communication styles, relationship issues, and career/future plans.
Fridays, 12:15-1:30 pm (Leaders: Keum Choi, Ph.D., David Songco)
If you are interested in participating in a group, please contact the Counseling Center as early in the semester as you can. If you have ideas for an additional group that would interest you, please let us know!