Student Counseling Service Events

Group counseling is a form of psychological treatment which involves 4 to 8 students meeting with 1 or 2 trained counselor(s), typically once a week for 1.5 hours.  Group members talk about a variety of issues including exploring relationships and enhancing coping skills.  Group members share information about themselves, gain insight into their own thoughts and behaviors, and provide feedback and support to others. Group leaders facilitate productive communication in the group. Group counseling has unique benefits and, for some issues, is the recommended treatment.



Spring 2019

Campus Events

Workshops

Groups

 



Campus Events
 

No campus events are currently scheduled. 



Workshops

Accepting Emotions (2-session series)

Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

This two-session workshop is designed for students struggling to understand the nature of their painful emotions and accept them as a valid part of their experience. The workshop will cover three primary skills – recognizing the emotion, understanding the value of the emotion, and accepting the emotion as part of their journey. Homework between sessions 1 and 2 will be an expected part of the experience. Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Anxiety Toolbox (2-session series)

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This Anxiety Toolbox is a fast-paced, 2-session workshop intended to help increase your understanding and knowledge about anxiety.  The goal of this workshop is to provide you with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations.  This intervention is not intended to “get rid of” your anxiety but designed to provide you with a jumping board from which to integrate skills into your daily life in the service of reducing anxiety.  Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Anxiety Toolbox (3-session series)

Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

This Anxiety Toolbox is a fast-paced, 3-session workshop intended to help increase your understanding and knowledge about anxiety.  The goal of this workshop is to provide you with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations.  This intervention is not intended to “get rid of” your anxiety but designed to provide you with a jumping board from which to integrate skills into your daily life in the service of reducing anxiety.  Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Career Assessment Workshop: Using the Strong Interest Inventory to Help Identify Career Interests

Tuesday, 2/5, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, 3/7, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 4/5, 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Thursday, 4/25, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to match interests with academic majors and occupations. Registration and completion of the interest inventory are needed 3 business days prior to the workshop.

 

Career Assessment Workshop: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Help Identify Personality Characteristics

Thursday, 2/14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.   

Monday, 3/18, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 4/26, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to incorporate your personality into career planning. Registration and completion of personality measure are needed 3 business days prior to the workshop.

 

Getting Unstuck

Mondays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Getting Unstuck is a fast-paced, 3-session workshop intended to help increase your understanding and knowledge about depression, and gain skills.  The workshop will provide you with some life-long skills and tools to recognize and manage depressive symptoms you may be experiencing. Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Test Anxiety

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

The Test Anxiety workshop is a fast-paced 2-session workshop intended to help increase your understanding and knowledge about test anxiety. This intervention is NOT intended to “get rid of’ your test anxiety but is designed to provide you skills to help you manage your test anxiety. Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Understanding Worthiness Workshop

Tuesday, 2/12, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 3/27, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 4/25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

This 50-minutes workshop is designed to help participants begin to understand the concept of worthiness. We will explore this by looking at the areas of self-esteem, self-compassion and perfectionism. Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Conquering Finals Workshop                                                                         

Wednesday, April 24th at 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Thursday, April 25th at 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Friday, April 26th at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Monday, April 29th at 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Tuesday, April 30th at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, May 1st at 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Thursday, May 2nd at 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM

This workshop will help you develop a successful study strategy for final exams, including how to make the most of your time, how to manage stress, study effectively and take care of yourself as the semester ends. Handouts are provided.

 

Developing a Study Plan Workshop

 

Thursday, April 25th at 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

 

Wednesday, May 1st at 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

 

Friday, May 3rd at 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

 

Actively participate in a workshop designed to use your own study materials for finals to develop a plan of attack for what you need to study, how long it will take, and how you plan to learn the material! The Developing a Study Plan workshop will help you better understand what you need to do to prepare for your final exams. Bring your syllabus and/or notes to get the most out of the workshop!

 

 

 

 

 


 


Groups
 

Embracing Your Self-Worth Group

Mondays, 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Thursdays, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

This 8-week semi-structured process group is designed for those who struggle with feeling worthy, accepting themselves, and understanding what it means to care for themselves. Topics that will be explored include self-esteem, self-compassion, shame/vulnerability and authenticity. Members will be asked to participate in structured exercises such as journaling and mindfulness.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Kristie De La Garza & Michelle Morris (Mondays); Bethany Smith & Victoria Henderson (Thursdays); Danielle Broxon (Fridays)

 

International Students Group

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Would you like to learn more about U.S. cultures and practice English speaking skills? Problems with adjustment or stress management? Feeling lonely? Having relationship difficulties? Fearful of asking for help? Problems with concentration and sleep? Not performing well in school? You are not alone. Discuss your experiences with other international students and offer support to others. Meet people who understand. Join the group free. Pre-registration is required.  Please contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss how you can benefit from the group.

Facilitators: Dr. Gisela Lin & Dr. Kathy Roblyer

 

LGBTQ+ Group

Mondays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This process group provides a therapeutic “safe place” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students to explore issues of concern. Topics often discussed include identity development, coming out to family and friends, relationships and dating, gender transitioning, social stigma, religion, and queer life in College Station. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Iris Carrillo & Miranda Nadeau 

 

Managing Anxiety Group

Tuesdays, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Is anxiety and stress adversely affecting areas of your life such as your academic performance and social interactions? If so, join us for a weekly group designed to help you increase awareness of your personal reactions to stressors, learn anxiety management techniques, practice breathing and relaxation exercises, and gain support from others.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Ana Popovska & Carrie Klemt (Tuesdays); Ambika Kasbekar & Esther Wright (Wednesdays); Danielle Pompili & Jarett Reynolds (Fridays)

 

Men of Color Process Group

Mondays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This group provides a safe and brave space for male students of color (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Native American, etc.) to explore and process presenting concerns related to race/culture/ethnicity, relationships, academics, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc.

Facilitators: Jesmond Fair & Warren Wright

 

Promoting Emotional Balance

Mondays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Many students experience intense, overwhelming emotions that feel out of control which can negatively impact ones academic performance and personal relationships. This 6-week semi-structured group draws from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approach and is designed to teach students skills to manage and regulate emotions more effectively. In a supportive environment, students will learn to shift emotions and behaviors to improve academic performance, successfully navigate relationships, and fully engage in life.  Specifically this group will focus on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Facilitators: Connie Langellier & Kari Keller

 

Thesis/Dissertation Support Group

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

This group is for graduate students struggling with the process of writing a thesis or dissertation. Group topics include issues of competence, procrastination, anxiety, goal-setting, and bureaucratic struggles. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Brian Williams  

 

Understanding Self and Others Group

Mondays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

In this group, through interactions with other group members, you will better understand yourself and your relationship patterns, and develop ways of changing these patterns to improve your relationships.  You will have opportunities to observe your own and others’ emotions, behaviors, and reactions as they occur. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Corey Kuhn & Jason Hindman (Mondays); Robert Carter & Samantha Morel (Tuesdays); Alexandria Ambrose & Christina Ingram (Wednesdays); Ambika Kasbekar & Megan Bond (Thursdays)

 

Women of Color

Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

This group provides a safe and supportive environment for female students from U.S. ethnic groups (e.g., Latina/Hispanic, Asian American, African American, Native American, etc.) and other countries to explore issues of concern.  Presenting concerns vary, but may include issues related to race/ethnicity/culture, family of origin, relationships, trauma, and academics.  This group also helps members consider the impact of race/ethnicity/culture on developmental, identity (e.g., sexual orientation, gender, religion, class, citizenship status, etc.), and transnational (e.g., migration, documentation, acculturation) concerns. A screening appointment is required to participate in the group.

Facilitators: Esther Wright & Tammie Smith

 

Your Body, Your Wellness

Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

This process and psychoeducational group is for students who are living with a chronic medical illness, including, but not limited to: diabetes, celiac disease, chronic pain, asthma, kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, liver disease, autoimmune disorders. The group is intended to be a therapeutic space that focuses on the emotional impact of the day-to-day living with a medical diagnosis or long-term medical condition. Topics may include: the role of stress on the body, correlations of physical health with symptoms of depression/anxiety, challenges faced with dealing with the health care system, specific challenges that come with college life. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Carrie Klemt & Alexandria Ambrose