Student Counseling Service Events

Spring 2015

Campus Events

Workshops

Groups
 



Campus Events
 

Currently, there are no SCS campus events.


Workshops
 

Career Assessment Workshop: Using the Strong Interest Inventory to Help Identify Career Interests

Thursday, 2/19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 3/4, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 4/30, 3:00-4:00 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

Thursday, 3/26, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, 4/22, 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

Tuesday, 2/17, 1:00-1:50 p.m.

Thursday, 3/26, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Monday, 4/20, 4:00-4:50 p.m.

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


Groups

 

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.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Bethany Smith & Kristie De La Garza

 

Graduate Students Support

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Do you wonder how to balance all the demands of being a graduate student? Are you concerned about relationships with members of your graduate cohort, friends, advisors and professors? Do you sometimes experience feelings of inadequacy (“imposter syndrome”)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come be part of this support group that provides a safe and supportive setting for students to process challenges and concerns related to their graduate school experience. Invest 90 of the 10080 minutes you have each week in your well-being.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Esther Wright-Wilson

 

LGBTQ+

Day & Time: TBD

This informal, unstructured support group provides a therapeutic “safe place” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students to explore issues of concern. Discussion topics will include issues related to identity development, coming out to family and friends, relationships and dating, gender transitioning, social stigma, religion, and queer life in College Station. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Iris Carrillo & Kari Keller

  

Managing Anxiety

Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00 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. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Carlos Orozco & Kristie De La Garza

 

Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth

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. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Kerry Hope

 

Returning Veterans

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Nancy Welch 

 

Survivors of Suicide Loss

Day & Time: TBD

Losing a family member or very close friend to suicide is uniquely painful and traumatic whether it happened recently or many years ago. Meeting with others who are also impaced by a suicide loss in a confidential, supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental group will allow you to feel understood and less isolated. Grow and become more empowered by learning new coping skills, learning how to deal with difficult anniversaries and special occasions, and learning about other issues pertinent to suicide survivors. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Kerry Hope

 

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.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Brian Williams

 

Understanding Self and Others

Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Open Group) 

Wednesdays, 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, thoughts, behaviors, and reactions as they occur. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators:  Jason Hindman & Sarah Forcey (Tuesdays); Jason Hindman & Christina Ingram (Wednesdays); Courtney Nelson & Sarah Forcey (Day & Time: TBD)

 

Women of Color

Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 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 appointment with co-leaders is required to participate in the group.

Facilitators: Iris Carrillo & Sonya Virdi