Workshops and Group Counseling

Workshops

Workshops include psycho-educational and skill building sessions as well as yoga classes. Workshops do not require consistent attendance.  You do not even need to be a client at the counseling center to attend.  In workshops, there is less emphasis on sharing personal experiences, so just plan to show up and learn something new, or engage in some healthy practices!

Taming Your Test Anxiety

Do you panic during exams? Are you freezing on your math tests? Is test anxiety dragging down your grades?  Attend this workshop and learn to maximize performance and minimize stress. Also, check out our online resources at the counseling center website.

Leader: Anne Marie Theiler, MS

Day and time: Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Location: VU 460

Coping Skills

A three-part educational workshop where students learn practical tools for coping with distress. Three sections are offered in rotation through the quarter. Students are encouraged to attend all three parts (in any order). To attend, just show up. No sign-up is necessary. See the schedule below.

Leaders: David C. Herzog, PsyD ( Mondays) & Anne Marie Theiler, MS (Thursdays)

Text Box: Student Health Center Conference Room Mondays 4:00 to 4:50 pm
Apr 3		Calming Body and Mind
Apr 10		Increasing Mindfulness
Apr 17		Managing Emotional Distress
Apr 24		Calming Body and Mind
May 1		Increasing Mindfulness
May 8		Managing Emotional Distress
May 15	Calming Body and Mind
May 22	Increasing Mindfulness
                 Text Box: Counseling Center Group Room      Thursdays 2:00 to 2:50 pm
Mar 30	Calming Body and Mind
Apr 6		Increasing Mindfulness
Apr 13		Managing Emotional Distress
Apr 20		Calming Body and Mind
Apr 27		Increasing Mindfulness
May 4		Managing Emotional Distress
May 11	Calming Body and Mind
May 18	Increasing Mindfulness
May 25	Managing Emotional Distress
June 1		Calming Body and Mind

Mar 9 	Managing Emotional Distress

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga is the practice of coming into connection with yourself and in doing so, having greater access to your strengths and talents.  This yoga class focuses on enhancing mental and emotional well-being.  This non-credit class with provide mindful hatha yoga instruction catered to all levels of ability offering tools to manage stress and optimize your ability to thrive.  Just bring your body and a yoga mat (extra mats are available).

Leader: David C. Herzog, PsyD, RYT

Day and time: Fridays from 12 to 12:50 PM - starting April 14th

Location: VU 567

Groups

Our therapy groups are designed to facilitate connection, promote personal growth and self-understanding and build resilience.  If you are interested in joining a group, first check to see if the times and dates work for your schedule, then call the counseling center to schedule an initial assessment.  You can discuss group options with the counselor you see for that first appointment.

Spectrum

A place for LGB LGB identifying students to share personal experiences and gain support around the challenges you're facing.

Leaders: Chris Turner, MS

Day and time: TBD - start date TBD

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center

Transcend

An accepting and affirming space for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals to find support and connection.

Leaders: Chris Turner, MS & Stephanie Elmore, Doctoral Intern

Day and time: Mondays, 3:30 to 5:00 PM - start date TBD

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center

After Silence

A safe, confidential support group for individuals who identify on the feminine gender spectrum and have been affected by sexual assault or abusive relationships.

Leaders: Nikki Cassidy PhD & Michelle Langstratt, CASAS Coordinator

Day and time: Tuesdays, 3:00 to 4:30 PM - start date TBD

 Location: Old Main 585 B, CASAS Office

Grief Group

This support group is a place to share the pain of our losses, the memories of our loved ones, and the wisdom we may have gained from our grief. Whether your loss happened recently or years ago, we hope you can join us. 

Leader:  Andrew Armstrong, PhD

Day and time: Tuesdays, 2:00 to 3:20 pm, start date TBD 

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center

Breaking Free

This group is open to individuals of all gender identities who experience disordered eating. This group offers a supportive space for students to share their experiences, thoughts, fears, hopes, and emotions regarding food and body image.

Leaders: Nikki Cassidy, PhD & Carly Byington, Doctoral Intern

Day and time: Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 pm - start date TBD

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center

Mindfulness Group

This group is for people who want to find balance, explore mood and anxiety concerns, and improve emotional health through meditation, breath and body movement, and thoughtful discussion.

Leaders: Philip Burns, MS & Amaris Espinosa, Doctoral Intern

Day and time: Mondays, 2:00 to 3:20 PM - start date TBD

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center

Understanding Self and Others Group

Provides an opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, their relationships and how to connect with others.

Leaders: Andrew Armstrong, PhD & Hayley Dawson, Doctoral Intern

Day and time: Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:20 PM - start date TBD

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center

First Generation College Student Group

This is a group for people who identify as first generation college students, and who are interested in support and conversation with other first-gen students who are navigating cultural, financial, academic and interpersonal stressors.

Leaders: Shari Robinson, PhD & Jon Dukes, MSW

Day and time: Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 PM - start date TBD

Location: VU 432 - Wellness Outreach Center

Men’s Group

A place for individuals who identify on the masculine gender spectrum to meet and discuss issues relevant to their lives, their identities, and their sense of self. Participating will increase your awareness as you learn from and relate to other men on campus.

Leader: Phil Burns, MS

Day and time: Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 PM - start date TBD

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center

Women’s Group

A safe space for individuals who identify on the feminine gender spectrum to connect with other women and to share your thoughts on issues such as assertiveness, body image, intimacy, and friendships. 

Leaders: Camille O’Connor, PhD & Stephanie Elmore, Doctoral Intern

Day and time: Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:00 PM - start date TBD

Location: Old Main 540, Counseling Center