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.



Spring 2018

Campus Events

Workshops

Groups

 



Campus Events
 

Currently, there are no SCS campus events.



Workshops
 

Alcohol and Other Drug Psychoeducation Workshop

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

The Alcohol and Other Drug Psychoeducation Workshop is a 75-minute workshop designed to help participants understand the potential impact of alcohol and other drugs widely used by college students. 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. Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Anxiety Toolbox

Tuesdays, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Anxiety Toolbox is a fast-paced, 3-session workshop intended to help increase your understanding and knowledge about anxiety.  The goal of this workshop is to provide you with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations.  This intervention is not intended to “get rid of” your anxiety but designed to provide you with a jumping board from which to integrate skills into your daily life in the service of reducing anxiety.  Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Career Assessment Workshop: Using the Strong Interest Inventory to Help Identify Career Interests

Tuesday, 2/20/18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.     

Wednesday, 3/21/18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Friday, 4/6/18, 3:00-4:00 p.m.  

Thursday, 4/26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. 

Learn how to match interests with academic majors and occupations. Registration and completion of the interest inventory are needed 3 business days prior to the workshop.

 

Career Assessment Workshop: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Help Identify Personality Characteristics

Thursday, 3/1/18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.      

Tuesday, 3/27/18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       

Friday, 4/20/18, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Learn how to incorporate your personality into career planning. Registration and completion of personality measure are needed 3 business days prior to the workshop.

 

Getting Unstuck

Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Fridays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Getting Unstuck is a fast-paced, 3-session workshop intended to help increase your understanding and knowledge about depression, and gain skills.  The workshop will provide you with some life-long skills and tools to recognize and manage depressive symptoms you may be experiencing. Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Understanding Worthiness Workshop

Thursday, 2/8/18, 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, 3/5/18, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Wednesday, 3/28/18, 12:40 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 4/17/18, 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

This 50-minutes workshop is designed to help participants begin to understand the concept of worthiness. We will explore this by looking at the areas of self-esteem, self-compassion and perfectionism. Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.



Groups
 

Embracing Your Self-Worth Group

Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

This 8-week semi-structured process group is designed for those who struggle with feeling worthy, accepting themselves, and understanding what it means to care for themselves. Topics that will be explored include self-esteem, self-compassion, shame/vulnerability and authenticity. Members will be asked to participate in structured exercises such as journaling and mindfulness.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Kristie De La Garza & Nancy Welch (Tuesdays); Megan Culpepper & Sally Lineback (Wednesdays)   

 

International Students Group

Fridays, 2:30-4:00 p.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

Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00 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

 

Let’s Talk!

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Let’s Talk! is a one-hour semi-structured, drop-in support group designed to give students flexibility and low commitment while providing a weekly touch-stone for general wellbeing. Each week will focus on a broad mental health topic such as sleep, stress, happiness, etc. Students may come for as few as one meeting or as many as all meetings if appropriate. No screening is required but students must register with the SCS to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Lanice Bennett & Sandra Olshak

 

Managing Anxiety Group

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Fridays, 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Are 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: Esther Wright & Ambika Kasbekar (Wednesdays); Carlos Orozco & Peter Hauge (Thursdays); Danielle Pompili & Esther Wright (Fridays)

 

Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth Group

Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

This group provides a safe and supportive environment for female students to explore and work on academic and personal issues. Issues and topics are determined by group members, but often include adjustment to A&M; personal, romantic, peer and professor relationships; self-confidence and self-esteem; stress management; and finding balance and perspective in the complex personal and academic life experienced by graduate or undergraduate women who are older than the typical undergraduate age. A screening appointment is required to participate in the group.

Facilitator: Nancy Welch

 

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  

 

Understanding Self and Others Group

Mondays, 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Mondays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Fridays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

In this group, through interactions with other group members, you will better understand yourself and your relationship patterns, and develop ways of changing these patterns to improve your relationships.  You will have opportunities to observe your own and others’ emotions, behaviors, and reactions as they occur. A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitators: Connie Langellier & Tamyra Crossley; Iris Carrillo & Michelle Morris (Mondays); Jason Hindman & Peter Hauge (Tuesdays); Robert Carter & Christina Ingram (Thursdays); Bethany Smith & Megan Culpepper (Fridays)

 

Women of Color

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 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: Kayla Johnson & Tamyra Crossley