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 SPRING 2019, BUT MORE WORKSHOPS AND THERAPY GROUPS WILL ALSO BE PUT ON THE SCHEDULE SOON!

 

A Healing Hook: Crochet Workshop

Mondays 2:30-3:30 & Thursdays 4:30-5:30, Chestnut 311

Students will have the opportunity to learn to crochet, complete crochet/knit projects, and connect with peers. Materials supplied and no experience necessary!

The HangOUT

Mondays 5-6, Pride Alliance Office; Union 372

The Hang OUT is a chill vibe for those looking to connect with other folks in the queer and trans student community. Come hang out with Alex (they/them/their) and Enedelia (she/to talk about all matters of gender and sexuality.

Dog Hour

Wednesdays 11-12 & Thursdays 2-3, Chestnut 311

Dog Hour is a group for those who want to take a moment to de-stress, decompress, and cuddle a small dog named Rockstar!

Express Yourself! Art as Therapy

Tuesdays 2:30-4, Chestnut 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 perfectionist tendencies and practice mindfulness.

Defense Against 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!

Plus Ultra

Fridays 2-3, Maple Hall Living Room

Join us to explore different themes of anger, relationships, finding mentors and figuring out what it means to
be a hero. Let’s connect through watching different episodes of My Hero Academia with discussions following
about different themes that everyone can relate to. All students welcome!

International Student Group

CALL FOR DATES, Marquis Hall 215

 This group will offer a safe space for international students, as well as domestic students who are
interested in learning about cross-cultural experiences to explore issues related to adjusting to life
in the US. Topics may include, but are not limited to: cross-cultural adjustments concerns, social
interaction and communication in English as a second language, and coping with stressors.

Visit or Call to Schedule an Informational Appointment

 

 

Therapy/Support Groups

Survivors of Sexual Assault (SOSA) Group

Mondays 4-5:30, Maple B138

This 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.

Body Wellness

Tuesdays 11-12:30, Chestnut 311

This group will offer a safe place for women, nonbinary people, and femmes to explore issues related to
sexism, sizeism, body image and disordered eating behaviors. If what you've been told about
"womanhood" and "feminine ideals" has created distress in your life, this is a great group to get support
and challenge rigid body ideals and disordered eating behaviors.

Life After Loss

Tuesdays 2-3:30, Chestnut 311

Grief can present itself in various ways. People might feel that others can't really understand and
feel alone. If you're currently impacted by the loss of someone, whether recent or in the past, come
join this safe and supportive group that provides the opportunity to share your experience and learn
how to cope with your grief.

Queer, Questioning and Trans People of Color(QTPOC) Group

Wednesdays 2:30-4, Chestnut 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.

Dungeons & Dragons

Thursdays 3-4:30,
Maple Hall B138

This group will provide a space to connect with others and learn more about yourself through gaming and
teamwork! Members will figure out how they can use the skills that they use to play D&D, in their every day
lives.

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