Student Counseling Service Events

Fall 2016

Campus Events

Workshops

Groups
 


Campus Events
 

Currently, there are no SCS campus events.


Workshops
 

Academic Presentation for International Students Workshop

Dates & Times: TBD

Is English not your first language? Have a presentation for your class or a job interview?  Need to present at a conference, or have an oral thesis or dissertation defense coming up?  Come and learn tips on how to get yourself ready for an academic presentation.  All students are welcome.  *Date and Time do not fit but need help – such as learn how to manage your anxiety, or get feedback on your oral speaking skills?* Contact Dr. Gisela Lin at Gisela@scs.tamu.edu with subject title: “Help for Academic Presentations” or call (979) 845-4427 to schedule a personal meeting.

Facilitator: Dr. Gisela Lin

 

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

Thursday, 10/6, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 10/26, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/3, 2:15- 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/15, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 12/7, 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

Tuesday, 10/11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/9, 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

Thursday, 9/15, 11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/4, 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Wednesday, 10/26, 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/15, 11:10 a.m. – 12 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.

Facilitators: Bethany Smith & Megan Culpepper

 


Groups
 

Embracing Your Self-Worth Group

Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This 8-week semi-structured process group is designed for those who struggle with feeling worthy, accepting of themselves, and understanding what it means to care for themselves. Topics that may be explored include self-esteem, self-compassion, shame/vulnerability and authenticity. Members that will benefit most are those that are ready to demonstrate vulnerability in openly discussing these difficult topics. In addition, members will be encouraged to participate in exercises such as journaling and mindfulness.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group

Facilitators: Bethany Smith & Megan Callahan

 

Graduate Students Support Group

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

Facilitators: Esther Wright & Erika Epps

 

International Students Group

Day & Time: TBD

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

 

LGBTQ+ Group

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

Facilitators:  Kari Keller & Mary Ann Covey

 

Managing Anxiety Group

Thursdays, 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:  Esther Wright & Lauren Craig

 

Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth Group

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This group provides 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: Nancy Welch

 

Returning Veterans Group

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

 

The Freshmen Transition Group 

Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The first year of college holds many changes and new experiences. Adjusting to these changes and experiences, at times, can be overwhelming and consistently feeling overwhelmed can adversely impact your daily life. This group provides a safe and supportive space for freshmen to discuss concerns related to this exciting and challenging time. Issues and topics include but are not limited to homesickness, meeting new people, balancing demands of academic and personal life, coping with stress, and managing campus life. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Danielle Pompili & Megan Culpepper

 

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 Group

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

Facilitators: Jason Hindman & Steven Zuniga