Student Counseling Service Events

Group counseling is a form of psychological treatment which involves 4 to 8 students meeting with 1 or 2 trained counselor(s), typically once a week for 1.5 hours.  Group members talk about a variety of issues including exploring relationships and enhancing coping skills.  Group members share information about themselves, gain insight into their own thoughts and behaviors, and provide feedback and support to others. Group leaders facilitate productive communication in the group. Group counseling has unique benefits and, for some issues, is the recommended treatment.

Summer 2017

Campus Events




Campus Events

Currently, there are no SCS campus events.


No workshops are being offered during the Summer 2017 semesters. Workshops will resume Fall 2017.


Alcohol and Other Drug Use Group

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 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


International Students Group

Fridays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Would you like to learn more about U.S. cultures and practice English speaking skills? Problems with adjustment or stress management? Feeling lonely? Having relationship difficulties? Fearful of asking for help? Problems with concentration and sleep? Not performing well in school? You are not alone. Discuss your experiences with other international students and offer support to others. Meet people who understand. Join the group free. Pre-registration is required.

Facilitators: Dr. Gisela Lin and Xiao He


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