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 (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||Wednesdays 1-2, Chestnut Hall 311||Dog Hour is a group for those who want to take a moment to destress, decompress, and cuddle a dog!|
|Dog Breath||Check back next semester!|
|Coffee with Buddy!||Check back next semester!||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||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.|
|Pause for Paws and Netflix||Check back next semester!|
|Engage||Check back next semester!||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||Check back next semester!|
|Defense Against the Dark Thoughts||Check back next semester!||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.|
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|Queer, Questioning and Trans People of Color||Check back next semester!||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||Check back next semester!|
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