Current Groups and Workshops

Contact Student Counseling Services for more information about the group(s) and/or workshop(s) you are interested in attending.

Groups for Spring 2021

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, this semester all group therapy appointments will be offered via teletherapy using Microsoft Teams.

This Semester we are offering the most popular groups offered over the last few semesters. To register or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services.

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Please note these groups do not offer cultural credit.

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Getting Past Your Past / Women's Trauma EMDR Group

Begins: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Duration: 11 weeks
Group type: Closed
Closing Date: February 9, 2021
Ends: April 20, 2021

Do you have traumatic memories that cause distress? Looking to get past your past? This women's only, trauma group based on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is designed to help you do just that. Each week the group will provide mutual support, psychoeducation, resourcing and preparation for individual processing. To join or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services.

The Body Project

Begins: Monday, February 15, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 6 weeks
Group type: Closed
Closing Date: February 22, 2021
Ends: March 22, 2021

Do you struggle with body image concerns? Are you constantly comparing yourself to others? Backed by two decades of research and evaluation data, the Body Project is a group-based intervention that provides a forum for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image through verbal, written and behavioral exercises. The Body Project was developed by researchers at Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin and Oregon Research Institute. The Body Project has been delivered to over one million young women around the world. To join or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services.

The 6 Types of Coping Skills

Begins: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Duration: 6 weeks
Group type: Closed
Closing Date: February 23, 2021
Ends: March 23, 2021

Do you struggle with managing stress and self-care? Do you want to learn how to become more resilient? Each week this group will cover a healthy coping skill category and practice ways to use these coping strategies on your own. To join or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services.

ADHD Support

Begins: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Duration: 6 weeks
Group type: Closed
Closing Date: March 3, 2021
Ends: March 31, 2021

This is a psycho-educational support group for students who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Each week focuses on a skill that is often difficult for those with ADD/ADHD: Organization, Time Management, Impulse Control, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships and Emotional Regulation. No matter if you were diagnosed at age 5, age 35 or somewhere in between, this group is for you. To join or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services.

Building Resilience: DBT

Begins: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Duration: 7 weeks
Group type: Closed
Closing Date: March 9, 2021
Ends: April 13, 2021

Building Resilience is a skills-based group designed for students who experience intense emotions and mood swings or whose emotional pain may lead to angry outbursts, relationship turmoil or self-injury. Sometimes self-defeating behaviors seem to offer short-term relief, but end up causing problems that make life even more difficult. DBT is a confidential group for individuals who help group members target the issues that cause distress and teaches skills to deal with these problems without resorting to unhealthy behaviors. Group members complete workbook assignments during the course of the group. Homework topics that correspond to the skill topics discussed in the group are routinely assigned and reviewed. To join or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services.

Understanding Self and Others (USO)

Begins: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 8 weeks
Group type: Closed
Closing Date: March 10, 2021
Ends: April 21, 2021

The USO group focuses on relationships, emotional intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and other components of the interpersonal process. It provides an opportunity to practice new behaviors within a safe, confidential and supportive environment where group members learn to interact in a more honest and genuine manner. Students dealing with a variety of personal concerns are appropriate for this group. To join or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services.

Let's Have a Talk: Black Student Support Group

Begins: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 7 weeks
Group type: Closed
Closing Date: March 12, 2021
Ends: April 16, 2021

Individuals who identify as Black are invited to connect and learn in a supportive group environment. The intention of the support group is to hold space for Black-identifying peers. This support group will be led by our Graduate Counseling Intern, Nia Page. To join or for more information, please contact Student Counseling Services or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Workshops for Spring 2021

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, this semester all Workshops will be offered in a virtual format.

Student Counseling Services is excited to present our John B. Well Workshop series. Each month one of our counselors will present on topics of wellness, based on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. All workshops are free and open to all active Stetson students.

Each workshop offers cultural credit.

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Nutrition, Mental Health and Pandemics

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Virtual - Please RSVP using your Stetson email address.
The Link to the Webinar will be sent to all registrants via email on the day of the event.

Stress, depression, and anxiety causing you to eat? Me too. Learn to make this COVID eating at least worthwhile and beneficial with Graduate Counselor Trainee, Angela Presto.

This workshop is in collaboration with the WELL Team as a part of their #SpringFitFam1.0 series.

RSVP to attend and submit the form after the presentation to receive Cultural Credit and a FitFam point.

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Body Positivity: Growing Self-Love and Self-Understanding During COVID-19

Thursday, March 18, 2021
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Virtual - Please RSVP using your Stetson email address.
The Link to the Webinar will be sent to all registrants via email on the day of the event.

Ever wondered what rests at the root of understanding what it means to live the words, “body positive”? This workshop, facilitated by SCS Graduate Counseling Trainee, Nia Page, explores the importance of understanding how to maintain self-love of body image during times of distress, uncertainty, and change.

This workshop is in collaboration with the WELL Team as a part of their Love Your Body week.

RSVP to attend and submit the form after the presentation to receive Cultural Credit.

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Intersectionality of Identity and Self-care

Thursday, April 8, 2021
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Virtual - Please RSVP using your Stetson email address.
The Link to the Webinar will be sent to all registrants via email on the day of the event.

Throughout the pandemic, the concept of self-care and practice has become an integral part of mainstream conversation. But is it inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities? This workshop, facilitated by SCS Graduate Counseling Trainee, Dulce Barrera, explores the importance of understanding how various roles, identities, and life events contribute towards developing a realistic self-care plan.

This workshop is in collaboration with Fraternity & Sorority Involvement as a part of their Mental Health Awareness week.

RSVP to attend and submit the form after the presentation to receive Cultural Credit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I join a group?

If you are interested in joining a particular group, contact us and our administrative specialist will let you know how to join the group. All groups require a pre-group screening appointment for you with the group's facilitator(s). During either of these meetings, you will meet the facilitator(s), learn about the group and have the opportunity to discuss any concerns, ask questions and determine whether or not the group is a good fit for you and your needs.

What is group counseling?

Groups of 6 to 10 individuals regularly meet to discuss and/or work on concerns regarding a specific concern or set of concerns. Groups will meet weekly and should be viewed as an equivalent to individual counseling. There are generally four types of groups offered:

  • Counseling/Process Group - beneficial for those who would like to share personal experiences, give/receive feedback and try new behaviors/skills in a safe environment
  • Psychoeducational Group - beneficial for those who would like to learn more about a particular topic, gain additional resources and/or build particular skills
  • Support Group - beneficial for those who would like to give/receive support with others who are currently having, or have had, similar experiences
  • Workshops/Wellness Group - beneficial for those who would like to improve and/or learn new skills to enhance their personal wellness

Groups can be open (always open to any interested individuals) or closed (available only to a select number of individuals for the duration of the group program).

Who will facilitate the groups and how?

All groups will be facilitated by one or more counselors from Student Counseling Services. The facilitator's top priority is to encourage a safe and supportive environment for the group members. In doing so, the facilitator(s) will provide enough structure to keep the group moving forward, but ensure enough freedom to encourage member participation and ownership. Some of the roles of the facilitator(s) are to ensure that the group expectations are set, understood and upheld, facilitate the group discussion, provide feedback/observations and assist group members as appropriate.

Why is group counseling beneficial?

Often, individual concerns pertain to relationships or other skills that may be well-suited for a group setting. Groups can provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere in which students may connect with others who may be experiencing similar concerns. Groups also provide the opportunity for new insights to be gleaned from others and/or new behaviors that to be "tested" with these supportive individuals.

How can my confidentiality be maintained?

During the group pre-screening and first group session, expectations, including confidentiality, are clearly communicated. Due to the nature of groups, the group members must agree to maintain the confidentiality of the group discussions and process. In other words, all members are expected to agree that "what's happens in the group stays in the group," assuring the other group members that they will not divulge anything related to the group, including identifying information about its members, in any way outside of the group setting.

What will be expected of group counseling participants?

Students are expected to commit to upholding group standards and expectations. These general standards/expectations include, but are not limited to:

  • Upholding the confidentiality of the group
  • Respecting the facilitators and members of the group
  • Attending each group session for the duration of the program (if it is a closed group)
  • Arriving on-time
  • Contacting the group facilitator(s), in a timely fashion, in the event that the student cannot attend a group session
  • Participating openly and honestly and to the student's comfort level

Additional expectations may be created, agreed upon and set by the members of each individual group.

What if I feel uncertain or uncomfortable about joining a group?

Given the group design, group members will be sharing personal information with other individuals that they may or may not know; this can make anyone feel uneasy. It is important to recognize that you likely are not the only person feeling this way and that it is okay to share that! To help with this, the facilitator(s) will hold a discussion early in the group process about group member uneasiness and what can be done to help the group members feel more comfortable.

For any other questions or concerns or to suggest a group or workshop, please contact us.