Student Counseling Service Events

Fall 2014

Campus Events



Campus Events

Currently, there are no SCS campus events.


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

Thursday, 10/16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.   

Wednesday, 10/22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.   

Tuesday, 11/4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/19, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, 12/4, 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

Tuesday, 10/28, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, 11/12, 1:00-2:00 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

Monday 10/20, 4-4:50 p.m. 

Tuesday 11/11, 2:30-3:20 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


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 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: Bethany Smith & Megan Culpepper


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.  Screening is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Esther Wright-Wilson


International Students Support (CANCELLED)

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



Tuesdays, 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. Screening is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Iris Carrillo & Kaden Stanley


Managing Anxiety

Fridays, 10:15 - 11:45 a.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: Carlos Orozco & Kristie De La Garza


Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth

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

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

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

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. 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

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

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (CLOSED)

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. Screening is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators:  Jason Hindman & Sarah Forcey (Tuesdays); Bethany Smith & Ryan Pittsinger (Wednesdays)


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 with co-leaders is required to participate in the group.

Facilitators: Iris Carrillo & Sonya Virdi