Student Counseling Service Events
Currently, there are no SCS campus events.
Please note that the locations for all Career Workshops are to be determined (TBD).
Career Assessment Workshop: Using the Strong Interest Inventory to Help Identify Career Interests
10/8/15, Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
10/28/15, Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
11/5/15, Thursday, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
11/17/15, Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
12/2/15, Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to match interests with academic majors and occupations. Registration and completion of the interest inventory are needed three business days prior to the workshop.
Career Assessment Workshop: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Help Identify Personality Characteristics
10/13/15, Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
11/11/15, Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to incorporate your personality into career planning. Registration and completion of personality measure are needed three business days prior to the workshop.
Understanding Worthiness Workshop
Days & Times: TBD
This 50 minutes workshop is designed to help participants begin to understand the concept of worthiness. We will explore this by looking at the areas of self-esteem, self-compassion and perfectionism. Pre-registration is required.
Facilitator: Bethany Smith
Embracing Your Self-Worth Group
Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
This 8-week semi-structured process group is designed for those who struggle with feeling worthy, accepting themselves, and understanding what it means to care for themselves. Topics that will be explored include self-esteem, self-compassion, shame/vulnerability and authenticity. Members will be asked to participate in structured exercises such as journaling and mindfulness. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Kristie De La Garza & Megan Culpepper
First Generation College Students
Day & Time: TBD
Do you feel lost trying to find your place in college, figuring ways to handle the many demands and pressures of your new college life? Do you sometimes feel that no one back home understands what you are going through, or is it hard to stay connected with family or friends back home? This group is for students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. It provides support, understanding, and helpful suggestions to assist students deal with the personal, social, familial, financial, and academic challenges unique to first generation in college students. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Carlos Orozco, Ed.D.
Graduate Students Support
Wednesdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
This group provides a safe and supportive place for graduate students to discuss concerns related to their graduate school experience, e.g., balancing the demands of academic and personal life, interpersonal difficulties, self-care challenges, and feelings of inadequacy (“imposter syndrome”). Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Esther Wright
International Students Support
Fridays, 3-4:30 p.m.
Would you like to learn more about U.S. cultures and practice English speaking skills? Feeling lonely and want to connect with other international students? Feeling different from others? Fearful of asking for help? Not performing well in school? You are not alone. Discuss your experiences with other international students. Meet people who understand. Offer support to others. Join the support group free. Pre-registration is required.
Facilitator: Dr. Gisela Lin
Day & Time: TBD
This process group provides a therapeutic “safe place” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students to explore issues of concern. Topics often discussed include identity development, coming out to family and friends, relationships and dating, gender transitioning, social stigma, religion, and queer life in College Station. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Kari Keller & Ryan Pittsinger
Managing Anxiety Group
Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m.
Is anxiety and stress adversely affecting areas of your life such as your academic performance and social interactions? If so, join us for a weekly group designed to help you increase awareness of your personal reactions to stressors, learn anxiety management techniques, practice breathing and relaxation exercises, and gain support from others. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Kristie De La Garza & Natalie Kretsch
Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth Group
Day & Time: TBD
These groups provide a safe and supportive environment for female students to explore and work on academic and personal issues. Issues and topics are determined by group members, but often include adjustment to A&M; personal, romantic, peer and professor relationships; self-confidence and self-esteem; stress management; and finding balance and perspective in the complex personal and academic life experienced by graduate or undergraduate women who are older than the typical undergraduate age. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Kerry Hope
Returning Veterans Group
Day & Time: TBD
Are you having a hard time readjusting to college life? Is reconnecting with family and friends who may not understand your experiences challenging? Do you find yourself depressed, angry, or anxious at times and in ways that did not occur before deployment? This group is for students who are returning to A&M after deployment and/or combat. It provides support, understanding, and suggestions to help students deal with the readjustment challenges unique to returning veterans. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Nancy Welch
Thesis/Dissertation Support Group
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
This group is for graduate students struggling with the process of writing a thesis or dissertation. Group topics include issues of competence, procrastination, anxiety, goal-setting, and bureaucratic struggles. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitator: Brian Williams
Understanding Self and Others Group
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Open Group)
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
In this group, through interactions with other group members, you will better understand yourself and your relationship patterns, and develop ways of changing these patterns to improve your relationships. You will have opportunities to observe your own and others’ emotions, behaviors, and reactions as they occur. Screening is required to participate in this group.
Facilitators: Courtney Nelson & Marianela Dornhecker (Thursdays); Bethany Smith & Katie Mahan (Wednesdays); Jason Hindman & Isaac Brandt (Tuesdays)
Women of Color
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
This group provides a safe and supportive environment for female students from U.S. ethnic groups (e.g., Latina/Hispanic, Asian American, African American, Native American, etc.) and other countries to explore issues of concern. Presenting concerns vary, but may include issues related to race/ethnicity/culture, family of origin, relationships, trauma, and academics. This group also helps members consider the impact of race/ethnicity/culture on developmental, identity (e.g., sexual orientation, gender, religion, class, citizenship status, etc.), and transnational (e.g., migration, documentation, acculturation) concerns. A screening with co-leaders is required to participate in the group.
Facilitators: Gisela Lin & Laura Pacheco del Castillo