Student Counseling Service Events

Spring 2017

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, 2/9/17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 3/1/17, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, 3/23/17, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 4/18/17, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 5/3/17, 1:30 p.m. – 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, 2/14/17, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/5/17, 1:30 p.m. – 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, 2/2/17, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Monday, 2/27/17 3-3:50 p.m.

Thursday, 3/30/17 11:10 a.m.–12 p.m.  

Wednesday, 4/19/17 12:40-1:30 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
 

Alcohol and Other Drug Use Group

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

This group provides support for students who are reassessing their use of alcohol and/or other drugs.  We will build and maintain motivation, learn to set personal goals, gain strategies for leading a more balanced and satisfying life, and make choices that are right for you.  This group will provide useful information about the nature of addiction and understanding the potential impact of alcohol and other drugs widely used by college students. This is also a harm reduction group which provides a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment to discuss your relationship with alcohol and drugs.  Abstinence is not required.  This is not a 12-step group. A screening appointment is required to participate in the group.

Facilitators: Ambika Kasbekar & Erika Epps

 

Community of Color Group 

Day & Time: TBD

This group provides a safe and supportive environment for ethnic minority students from the U.S.A. (e.g., Latina/o/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 is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Esther Wright & Santana Simple

 

Embracing Your Self-Worth Group

Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30 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..

Facilitator: Kristie De La Garza  

 

Graduate Students Support Group

Day & Time: TBD

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.

Facilitator: Esther Wright 

 

Managing Anxiety Group

Day & Time: TBD

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.

Facilitator:  Esther Wright 

 

Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth Group

Fridays. 10 a.m. – 12 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. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Nancy Welch

 

Returning Veterans Group

Tuesdays, 5:30 –7:30 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

 

Success through Resilience: Support Group for First Generation College Students

Mondays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

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. This group is intended to help students learn coping techniques that will better prepare them to handle the daily stressors of balancing college and personal life, with a focus on wellness. Our ultimate goal is to help you thrive in college not just survive it!  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Kristie De La Garza & Marianela Dornhecker

 

The Freshmen Transition Group

Wednesdays, Time: TBD

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