Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Interpersonal Groups

ABD Group
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This group provides a supportive space for doctoral students and focuses on personal issues that may surface while working on dissertation. Common themes may include: academics and work/life balance, advisor concerns, family, interpersonal relationships and personal/social conflicts. The goal of this psychotherapy group is to help support students to navigate multiple challenges that impede their progress towards completion and graduation and to optimize personal and academic success by building support and connection with others. Group members need to have successfully passed their candidacy to participate in this group. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Barb Urbanczyk

Graduate Student Group
Section I - Mondays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Section II - Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Graduate Student groups meet to discuss issues that affect graduate students' emotional well-being. The focus of the group is to promote a wellness perspective in all areas of graduate life. Areas of focus include relationships, academics, family, social and personal conflicts and strengths. The goal of the group is to optimize personal and academic success by promoting self-awareness and connection to others. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Leisha Chiles or Sarah Moorhead for Graduate Group I or Bansari Thakkar for Graduate Group II.

I Thought It Was Me
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

I Thought it was Me is a general processing group and therapeutic support group for those that have experienced or have a history of, family stress or childhood trauma. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Claire Simon or Collin Pfaff

Reclaiming Self
Fridays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This is a group for female-identifying students who have experienced a form of sexual trauma or violence (sexual violence can include harassment, assault, toxic relationship dynamics, non-consensual sexual contact, stalking, childhood abuse, and more). Members of this group can expect some initial discussions on trauma-informed coping and understanding of trauma responses before transitioning into a process-oriented space in which members will be encouraged to support one another as concerns and narratives are shared within the group. Some topics of discussion will likely include (but are flexible and dependent on member's needs): boundary-setting, healthy relationship dynamics, red/orange/green flags, self-compassion, shame, and vulnerability. Our goal is to work together to take back our power and reclaim the best versions of ourselves that is often stifled after experiencing a trauma. Ask for a referral from your triage clinician or individual therapist if you are interested. Please note that a brief (15-20 minute), virtual meeting 1:1 with the group facilitator(s) is required prior to the group start date to assess group goals. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Jerie Bolin or Julie Englert.                                 

Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

An open group for students who are looking to make changes to their substance use. These changes can be anywhere from simply trying to cut back frequency or amount all the way to total abstinence. The group will serve to provide a hybrid of psychoeducation on harm reduction practices, community resources and peer support. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Josh Bailey or Danya Contractor.                                                                                

Understanding Self and Others
Section I - Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Section II - Mondays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

The student group provides a safe and supportive environment that will allow you to practice new ways of relating to others, gain a better understanding of yourself, share personal experiences, express fears or worries and receive support and feedback. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Christina Szuch for Understanding Self and Others I or Christian Carey or Matthew Richardson for Understanding Self and Others II.

Memory Circle
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm 

Memory Circle is a process group for students who would like to work through a recent or a past loss of their loved ones. The group focuses on helping students process their grief reactions while keeping up with the demands of their school work and other responsibilities and coping with changes in their perspectives in life, social relationships, and family dynamics resulting from a loss. For more information, please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Katie Abrahamowicz or Julie Englert.