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 2018

Campus Events

Workshops

Groups

 



Campus Events
 

Currently, there are no SCS campus events.



Workshops
 

Know Your Alcohol Workshop

1st Friday of each month, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

The Know Your Alcohol Workshop is a 75-minute workshop designed to help participants understand the potential impact of alcohol. The goal of this workshop is to help you assess your current level of use and readiness for change, and to provide additional resources for support in harm reduction.

 

Know Your Drugs Workshop

3rd  Friday of each month, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

The Know Your Drugs Workshop is a 75-minute workshop designed to help participants understand the potential impact of various drugs. The goal of this workshop is to help you assess your current level of use and readiness for change, and to provide additional resources for support in harm reduction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Groups
 

International Students Group

Fridays, 8:30 – 10:00 a.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.  Please contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss how you can benefit from the group.

Facilitators: Dr. Gisela Lin & Dr. Kathy Robyler

 

LGBTQ+ Group

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

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 & Sally Lineback

 

Managing Anxiety Group

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 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:  Ambika Kasbekar & Esther Wright

 

Mindfulness & Relaxation Group

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This drop-in group will provide opportunities to learn about stress reduction and practice mindfulness meditation and relaxation skills. The group is open to anyone with an interest in engaging in relaxation activities and exploring mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention in the present moment, on purpose, and in an open, non-judgmental way. Participants will engage in structured, skills-based activities. 

Facilitator: Ana Popovska

 

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  

 

Women of Color

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 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 is required to participate in the group.

Facilitators: Tamyra Crossley & Camille Bell