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SPRING 2024 | 7 Group Options

Group Offerings:

FREE to Participate!

  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Growth and Connection Process
  • Grief and Loss Support

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I'm interested in joining Group Counseling

Steps for Joining:

  1. Submit an interest form.
  2. The facilitator of the group you’re interested in will contact you within a week to schedule a brief preliminary screening to discuss the group and determine if it is an appropriate fit.
  3. One week prior to the group start-date, after all prospective members have been interviewed, the facilitator(s) will notify you whether you’ve been selected to participate.

Groups are FREE to participate and meet in the Student Union Building. Please see individual group descriptions below.

Group Offerings:

What can I expect?

While a group counseling experience is facilitated by a professional, in many types of groups the members usually determine the specific issues to discuss within each particular group theme. During the first session of a group, you might expect the group facilitator to define rules and boundaries within the group, and talk about the importance of confidentiality. You can also expect to develop new knowledge and skills related to your personal and social needs that can lead to more fulfilling life experiences.

Common Myths About Group

Myth #1

  • Myth: I’ll be forced to tell my deepest, darkest secrets.
  • Reality: You will only share what you are comfortable sharing. There is no requirement that you tell your deepest feelings and thoughts. You may find that as the group progresses, you become more comfortable expressing yourself which can be a fulfilling and affirming experience.

Myth #2

  • Myth: I don’t feel comfortable talking with people I don’t know, so I probably won’t benefit.
  • Reality: Many people have thought of the idea of talking in front of a group to be worrying as well, so you are not alone in this. Just listening to another group member can be a valuable experience. Hearing someone else share their thoughts or feelings may help you find that you are not alone in your experiences. As you listen, you will find that you have many things in common with other group members, and as they work on a concern, you can learn more about yourself.

Myth #3

  • Myth: I will be humiliated or attacked by group members or the leader.
  • Reality: Sometimes, hearing feedback about ourselves is hard to hear. The group leaders have a specific task to create a safe and supportive environment, making sure that all feedback is given in the most caring and respectful way. It is sometimes hard to find friends or family that can point things out to us in a helpful and caring manner, which is why groups can be so effective because they allow feedback to be given in a way that will be most beneficial for you.

Contact Information

To see the groups that are currently meeting, please email Brian Davies