Group Counseling and Skills Classes
Skills classes are focused on developing a particular skill or learning to manage a specific challenge. Our classes range from one to four weeks. Topics that may be addressed in skills classes include managing symptoms of anxiety, self compassion, quieting your inner critic, self-care, or managing stress. Classes are offered to students when learning specific skills is likely to significant improve their well-being and day to day functioning. Classes are scheduled throughout the semester and are often open to new admission in any week.
Group therapy is the best treatment to address many emotional and relationship issues college students face. Group therapy provides you with the opportunity to address your current concerns, to connect with others experiencing similar issues, to learn and try new behaviors, and to increase your self-awareness. At the Counseling Center, we offer a wide array of groups to address the needs of our students. Group is often the best treatment choice for addressing anxiety, depression, relationship patterns,
Most groups are limited to 10-12 people and run from 6-14 weeks. It is important to attend every session of your group and to any homework between groups. Most groups offer a pre-group meeting with group leaders to assess the fit of the group for a student’s specific needs.
It is common to feel anxious when thinking about joining a group. It can feel difficult to share personal thoughts and concerns with others, particularly when you begin as “strangers.” Once the group progresses, you will likely develop trust and feel more comfortable participating in the group. Learning about yourself in group therapy usually has a positive effect on your relationships and can improve your quality of life. To learn more about group therapy, please watch this video, developed by Wright State University’s Counseling and Wellness Services and used on our website with their permission.
Fall 2019 Group Schedule
Please note, most groups fill early in the semester and will not accept new members until the next semester. However, some groups remain open. If you are interested in participating in a group or class please contact our Group and Classes Coordinator, Dr. Angela Soth McNett at 573-882-6601.
Before joining most groups you will meet with group facilitators to discuss your needs and determine whether the group is a good fit for helping you meet your goals.
Interpersonal Process Groups
Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 p.m.
This is a process oriented group helping members with interpersonal skills, increased expression of emotion, understanding social dynamics, and gaining a greater awareness of one’s self. Members will have a safe place to explore feelings and thoughts, give and receive support and feedback, and practice healthier ways of relating to themselves and others.
Graduate/Nontraditional Student Groups
This therapy group for graduate and -traditional students will help students work through difficulties they face as well as help them to build strengths and skills to interact more effectively with others. Goals of the group include establishing a supportive community, sharing your struggles, and supporting others in their individual challenges. Examples of topics discussed may include: creating balance between school, personal, and work demands; finding and maintaining motivation and momentum; dealing with time management, perfectionism, procrastination; and learning more effective ways to interact with others.
Relational Support Group
Recovery from Grief and Loss Group
People of Color Support Group
ACT Group for Depression and Anxiety
Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Mind Over Mood is a seven week skills therapy group designed to teach students specific skills to manage the symptoms often associated with depression and anxiety. These skills will include strategies to help students manage difficult emotions without avoidance, to engage more fully in the here-and-now, and learn different ways to interact with their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that will help them be able to engage more in their lives. Through utilizing skills, students can come to understand themselves better and live lives of meaning and purpose.
Living Your Best Life Group
Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Social Confidence Group
Peace of Mind Group
Fall 2019 Class Schedule
You’ve Got This: A Self-Care Toolkit
This four week workshop series will be offered in both June and July. Each individual session is a stand alone workshop and students can enter the workshop series at any point. Topics will include stress survival skills, mindfulness and relaxation, managing emotions, and managing unhelpful thoughts. Students interested in the workshop series please contact the Counseling Center for an initial evaluation to assess fit of the workshops to your needs.