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.



Fall 2017

Campus Events

Workshops

Groups

 



Campus Events
 

Currently, there are no SCS campus events.



Workshops
 

Anxiety Toolbox

Mondays, 9/18 - 10/2/17, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Thursdays, 9/21 - 10/5/17, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Fridays, 9/29 - 10/13/17, 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, 10/3/17, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.     

Wednesday, 10/18/17, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/2/17, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  

Wednesday, 11/15/17, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, 12/15/17, 3:00 - 4:00 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

Wednesday, 10/11/17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.     

Thursday, 11/9/17, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.      

Thursday, 11/30/17, 3:30 - 4:30 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

Tuesdays, 9/19 - 10/3/17, 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursdays, 9/21 - 10/5/17, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 9/28 - 10/12/17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Fridays, 9/29 - 10/13/17, 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.

 

Recognition, Insight and Openness (RIO)

Mondays, 9/18 - 10/2/17, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, 9/19 - 10/3/17, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Wednesdays, 9/27 - 10/11/17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fridays, 9/29/17 - 10/13/17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This 3-session workshop teaches skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence. Many basic human emotions are inherently painful, including sadness, anger, anxiety, guilt, fear, embarrassment, etc. Basically, everyone experiences psychological pain. Not only is pain a normal part of being human, but pain communicates important information about our experiences.  RIO focuses on changing our relationship with our psychological pain and creating flexibility in how we respond to it.  We do not have to get stuck with avoiding pain as our only option for managing it. We can learn other strategies and tools to manage our distress.  Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop.

 

Understanding Worthiness Workshop

Thursday, 9/14/17, 11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m.            

Wednesday, 9/27/17, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/10/17, 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.   

Monday, 10/25/17, 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.     

Thursday, 11/9/17, 11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Wednesday, 11/29/17, 3:00 - 3:50 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
 

Alcohol and Other Drug Use Group

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

This group provides support for students who are reassessing their use of alcohol and/or other drugs.  We will build and maintain motivation, learn to set personal goals, gain strategies for leading a more balanced and satisfying life, and make choices that are right for you.  This group will provide useful information about the nature of addiction and understanding the potential impact of alcohol and other drugs widely used by college students. This is also a harm reduction group which provides a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment to discuss your relationship with alcohol and drugs.  Abstinence is not required.  This is not a 12-step group.  A screening appointment is required to participate in this group.

Facilitator: Erika Epps

 

Embracing Your Self-Worth Group

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

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 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: Bethany Smith & Tamyra Crossley (Mondays); Kari Keller & Kayla Martinez (Wednesdays); Kristie De La Garza & Nancy Welch (Thursdays) 

 

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

 

Managing Anxiety Group

Tuesdays, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 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:  Carlos Orozco & Michelle Thomas (Tuesdays); Esther Wright & Ambika Kasbekar (Wednesdays); Danielle Pompili & Esther Wright (Fridays)

 

Mature Aggie Women Support and Personal Growth Group

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

These groups provide 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.

Facilitators: Nancy Welch & Sally Lineback

 

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, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 12:45 – 2:15 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: Iris Carrillo & Taylor Parks (Mondays); Jason Hindman & Peter Hauge (Tuesdays); Robert Carter & Ambika Kasbekar (Thursdays)