Counseling and Wellness provides various groups throughout the academic year, providing a forum or students to work together on common problems/concerns. Groups are typically 60-90 minutes in length and unless otherwise noted, open to all students. If you are interested in participating in a group, let us know by sending a quick email to .
What is a workshop?
What is group counseling?
Group counseling, like individual counseling, is intended to help students constructively address personal and/or interpersonal concerns and/or problems.
Research has shown that group counseling is equally effective as individual counseling. For certain concerns and/or problems (e.g., social anxiety, interpersonal problems) group counseling can be even more effective than individual counseling.
There is evidence for the effectiveness of group counseling for the following issues:
Poor self-esteem and lack of self-confidence
What are the different types of group counseling?
PsychoeducatIonal — A psychoeducational group is to help improve knowledge and understanding of certain topics/issues pertinent to emotional wellness. (e.g. Self Depression screening)
Skills training — A skills training group is to help learn skills and techniques that help with overall well-being. (e.g. stress reduction techniques)
Support— A support group provides a platform for students with a common interest to provide and receive emotional support and problem-solving advice in a safe space. (e.g. Students of Color Support Group)
*Psychoeducational and skills training groups also fall under the category of support group
How many people are in a group?
How long does the group last?
All groups will be held confidentially via Zoom with a licensed counselor from the Counseling Center.