Did you know the Counseling Center offers groups?

Group therapy allows people to receive the support and encouragement of the other members of the group. People participating in the group can see that others are going through the same thing, which can help them feel less alone.

Counseling Center Groups

Spring 2020 Semester

Self-Exploration Groups

Group members can share thoughts and feelings they are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, while also providing encouragement, support, and feedback to others. The focus is flexible and can change from week to week. Some common themes that have arisen in the self-exploration group are family issues, relationships, depression, anxiety, stress management, self-care, academic issues, and cultural issues, to name a few. Group members can deepen their own level of self-awareness, as well as learn how to better relate to others.

Self-Exploration Groups are offered: Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-4:00pm, and 4:30pm-6:00pm, and Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm.

Coping Skills Group 

The Coping Skills group teaches members how to better manage distressing feelings and change problematic behaviors. Common emotions that group members experience are sadness, depression, anxiety, worry, or anger.  Members learn healthy ways to cope with these emotions skillfully so that they can reduce their distress, increase enjoyment in their lives, and improve aspects of their lives such as relationships or academic performance. The coping skills group runs in a supportive instructional format in which the group leader teaches coping skills, and members have the opportunity to learn both through practicing new skills and through providing and receiving support by way of the connection with other group members.

Coping Skills Group is offered on Tuesdays, 2:30pm- 4:00pm.

Social Skills Group

This group is designed specifically for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Group members will gain a better understanding of how to interact with people and manage relationships. Group members will learn how to read social cues, understand body language, how to initiate conversations, and how to develop new friendships/relationships.

Social Skills Group is offered Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm.

How to Become a Group Member

If you are a currently enrolled student at CSI and are interested in participating in group counseling, please come to the Counseling Center to meet with a counselor who will collect information and decide which group is the best fit to meet your needs. We are located in Building 1A, Room 109. We are open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm, and Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am-7:00pm. Please arrive at least an hour before closing.

By Ann Booth, PsyD