Office of Student Life

Interpersonal Groups

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 Claire Simon, Jing Wen Ong, or Natalie Sheeks.  

Graduate Student Group
Section I - Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Section II - Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Section III - TBD
Section IV - Thursdays, 2:00 -3:30 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 Yuliya Shteynbergor Casey Allen for Graduate Group I , or to Claire Simon or Anna Betzel for Graduate Group II, or to Leisha Chiles for Graduate Group III, or to to Barb Urbanczyk or Alexandra Alayan for Graduate Group IV.                                                

Understanding Self and Others 
Wednesdays, 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.