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Group Counseling and Workshops

 

Working on issues within a group setting can be a highly supportive and productive way to address personal concerns.  Students who share common concerns meet weekly or as-needed as a group with one or more clinicians to explore a specific topic and develop coping skills.  Group offerings vary each semester and lists are updated a few weeks before the semester begins.

CTS offers both weekly workships and by-appointment groups.  If a group is indicated as a drop-in group, students can attend group sessions weekly or on an as-needed basis without an appointment (student will be registered upon attending or if calling in prior).  If a group is indicated as a group in which an informational appointment is needed, an individual must schedule an information appointment prior to attending group to determine if group will be able to meet their needs.  By-appointment groups require a weekly commitment.

Please see our group list to determine if any groups would fit you.  If a drop-in group feels appropriate, feel free to “drop in” a few minutes prior to the start of group; if you are experiencing suicidal ideation, please call CTS at 940-565-2741 and ask to schedule a group screening appointment for the particular group prior to attending your first group, to ensure that group will be a good fit for you.  If a group requiring an informational appointment feels beneficial, please call CTS at 940-565-2741 and ask to schedule a group screening for the particular group.

 

 

Weekly Workshops

WEEKLY WORKSHOPS (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED UNLESS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SUICIDAL IDEATION – IF SO, PLEASE SCHEDULE A GROUPS SCREENING APPOINTMENT PRIOR TO ATTENDING GROUP TO DETERMINE IF GROUP WILL BE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.) Please call about start dates!  IMPORTANT - BELOW DAYS/TIMES ARE FOR FALL 2018, BUT MORE WORKSHOPS AND THERAPY GROUPS WILL ALSO BE PUT ON THE SCHEDULE SOON!

 

Mind Spa Instruction Mondays 2:30-3:30 (by appointment), Chestnut Hall 311
Pause for Paws and Netflix Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm, Chestnut Hall 311
Express Yourself! Art as Therapy Tuesdays 1:30-3, Chestnut Hall 311 Express Yourself! is a safe space to explore and express feelings, manage stress and anxiety, and explore new art materials. Each week a different media will be presented with an intervention designed to facilitate expression, relaxation or just for fun. Focusing on the process of art-making, as opposed to the end product is encouraged to challenge perfectionistic tendencies and practice mindfulness.
Dog Hour Wednesdays 1:30-2:30, Chestnut Hall 311 Dog Hour is a group for those who want to take a moment to destress, decompress, and cuddle a dog!
Understanding Trauma Wednesdays 1:30-2:30, Chestnut Hall 311 The goal of the group is to provide a safe space, particularly for those who are not yet ready for focused trauma work in either an individual or group setting, to understand the impact of trauma on general functioning using an educational and/or informational approach.
Defense Against the Dark Thoughts Wednesdays 4:30-5:30, Maple Hall Living Room Join us as we explore common issues among Muggles and Wizards alike including loneliness, pressure to be perfect, and self-doubt. Discussions and activities based on the Harry Potter Series will help you find your own Patronus to guide you through difficult thoughts and feelings! 
A Healing Hook: Crochet Workshop Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, Chestnut Hall 311 Students will have the opportunity to learn to crochet, complete crochet/knit projects, and connect with peers.  Materials supplied and no experience necessary!
Dog Breath CHECK BACK NEXT SEMESTER!

Visit or Call to Schedule an Informational Appointment

 

 

Therapy/Support Groups

Survivors of Sexual Assault (SOSA) Group  Mondays 4-5:30, Maple B138 Our SOSA group was created to provide a healing and safe environment for survivors of sexual assault to learn about sexual trauma and connect with other survivors. Group members will have opportunities to learn information, share experiences, process thoughts and feelings, and learn skills to cope in their healing journey.  
Queer, Questioning and Trans People of Color Wednesdays 4-5:30, Chestnut Hall 311 This is a support group dedicated to creating a confidential space for queer, questioning and trans people of color to encourage and uplift each other through community, authentic dialogue and compassionate listening.
Body Wellness Thursdays 2:30-4, Chestnut 311
Of a Feather: Queer Support Group Time and Location TBD This group will offer a safe space to discuss issues related to being queer and trans.  Check back for further details about this group's structure soon!

 

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