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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!

 

Dog Hour Mondays 2-3pm (No Group Feb 12), Chestnut Hall 311 Dog Hour is a group for those who want to take a moment to destress, decompress, and cuddle a dog!
#Adulting Mondays 4-5pm, Maple Hall #Adulting is a workshop around how to do the difficult adult tasks that we weren’t taught in high school, such as laundry, budgeting, making appointments, making food in a dorm room, self-care, stress management, and working on the transition from leaving home!
Dog Breath Tuesdays 12-1pm, Chestnut Hall 311
Calm Down! Group Tuesdays 1-2:30pm (by appointment), Chestnut Hall 311 This group is intended to provide a safe space for developing essential life skills for managing various types of stressors in every-day life. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills are taught to help you calm down! 
Coffee with Buddy! Tuesdays 2-3pm, Discovery Park Starbucks Coffee with Buddy! is a stress management group with Buddy the Therapy Poodle. It is time to hug and be hugged by a loving poodle named Buddy. Coffee's on you, dog kisses provided by us! 
Mind Spa Instruction Tuesdays 3-4pm (by appointment), Chestnut Hall 311
Express Yourself! Art as Therapy Tuesdays 3-4:30pm, 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.
Mind/Body Wellness for 2018 CHECK BACK NEXT SEMESTER! 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. 
Vets Connect Tuesdays 11-12:30, General Academic Building 119 This group is a combination of support and process designed to provide Veterans a safe space to genuinely connect with and support one another.
Pause for Paws and Netflix Wednesdays 4-5pm (No Group Feb. 14), Chestnut Hall 311 
Engage Thursdays 10-11am, Chestnut Hall 311 This group is for any student on the Autism Spectrum struggling with adjusting to college, making new friends or healing from past bullying. Come meet other students for support and friendships!
Color with Rockstar the Therapy Dog Thursdays 11-12 (No group Feb 15, 22), Chestnut Hall 311
Defense Against the Dark Thoughts Thursdays 1-2pm, 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.

Visit or Call to Schedule an Informational Appointment

 

 

Therapy/Support Groups

Queer, Questioning and Trans People of Color Wednesdays 2:30-4pm, 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.
Women's Body Wellness Thursdays 2:30-4pm, Chestnut Hall 311

 

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