In the Clear
The “In the Clear” group, formerly known as the AOD group, is for students who are seeking or considering to make changes in their substance using behaviors to reduce the potential for negative academic, social, legal, and health consequences. This group is also appropriate for those students engaged in potentially addictive behaviors such as gambling and internet gaming and would like to lessen the impact it is having on their lives.
Bereavement Group is intended for students who are experiencing difficulties in handling the death of a loved one. The primary goals of this group are to: provide support for students who have experienced loss in their life; offer a safe place for students to talk about their feelings regarding their recent loss; and to normalize the experience of bereavement using psycho-education and experiential exercises about grief. Topics will include normal grief, dimensions of grief, fears related to loss, and coping strategies.
These groups tend to focus on relationships, intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and other components of interpersonal process. They are typically open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Specific focus is also determined by group needs. These groups are designed to help group members learn to deal with a variety of concerns involving symptoms of depression and anxiety, resolving relationship issues, and other personal concerns.
Graduate & Older Student Support
This group is designed for graduate and non-traditional age undergraduate students. Sessions tend to focus on processing aspects of relationships, intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and other components of interpersonal process. Additionally, they are designed to help group members learn to deal with a variety of concerns involving symptoms of depression and anxiety, resolving relationship issues, and other personal concerns unique to the graduate and non-traditional student population.
RIO groups are skills-based, three session workshops, offered weekly though the semester. RIO groups are free to students. Through mindfulness and stress reduction strategies, RIO groups increase self-awareness, self-acceptance, and positive coping. Each session focuses on a specific coping strategy:
- Recognition – become aware of moment-to-moment experiences
- Insight – more easily understand how you experience and respond to distress
- Openness – move towards becoming more open and accepting of your experiences, while demonstrating openness to more effective coping.
STRONGER is a support and discussion group for individuals whom have experienced any type of sexual violence, dating violence, and/or stalking. This group is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. It is a supportive, confidential environment to help victim-survivors gain strength and empowerment.