Rhodes Student Counseling Center Group Therapy Offerings Fall 2019
Personal Growth Group with Archandria and Robbie
Mondays 1:00-2:30 pm; Start Date: September 9th
This group is for individuals who want to gain a better understanding of themselves and the way they interact with people in their lives. The group is a safe space to explore feelings, give and receive important feedback, and practice healthy ways of relating to others. Typical topics that come up in the personal growth group include: anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship concerns, trust issues, self-esteem concerns, and other such topics. The diverse array of concerns that individuals come in with allows ample opportunity for everyone to learn from each other and discover common bonds through discussing emotional experiences.
Recovering at Rhodes with Pam Detrie and Steve Haynes
Mondays 3:00-4:00 pm; Start Date: September 9th
This group is for anyone who wants to join with other members of the Rhodes community in seeking to live in emotional and chemical sobriety. The group will be conducted according to Twelve-Step principles and is open to everyone.
Healthy Relationships Group with Haley
Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm; Start Date: September 10th
This process-oriented group is open to students interested in increasing their understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. The goal of this group is to improve interpersonal relationships through examining how one contributes to relationship dynamics along with attempting to connect with others by sharing your own personal experiences. If you are struggling to understand your role in difficulties within various types of relationships, had difficulty balancing your needs with those of others, frequently disagreed with others, or had conflict with others, you may benefit from this group. Along with relationship exploration, group will also address general concerns or struggles that group members may have.
Healthy U: Coping Skills Group with Shaundra and Morgan
Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Start Date: September 11th
Students desiring tools to help manage stress, emotional distress, and other life experiences that are difficult to deal with are invited to this Healthy U group. Students will leave this space with tangible coping skills to help reduce distress and stressors and increase confidence in growing one’s own overall wellness. This group is an open group throughout the semester. Students are invited to attend any time the group is in session.
Expressive Arts Therapy Group with Archandria and Asia
Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 pm; Start Date: September 11th
This is a process-oriented group that is enhanced through the use of expressive mediums such as journaling, collaging, drawing, and music. The goal is to use these approaches to increase self-expression and growth, and there is absolutely no expectation of art-related skills or experience. We will use art to establish a safe space for sharing, build awareness of thoughts and feelings, gain insight into relationships, and explore our experiences and identities. This group welcomes individuals dealing with any type of issue and may be particularly helpful if you feel apprehensive about social interaction, struggle with expressing yourself verbally, or are looking for new ways to connect with yourself and others.
Sexuality and Gender Identity and Expression Group with Pam and Clarie
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm; Start Date: September 12th
This is a group open to all students who identify as gender, sexual, or romantic minorities to come together in a supportive and safe environment to share their individual and interpersonal struggles and joys, as well as learn more about themselves. Typical themes include, relationships, intersection of identities, empowerment, and minority and relational stress. Diverse viewpoints will be welcomed and equally respected.
On Solid Ground: A Group for Survivors of Trauma with Grace and Chandler
Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm; Start Date: September 12th
This group is designed for people with a history of trauma and is focused on gaining coping skills to help you become safer in your relationships, thinking, and actions. This safe space focuses on your strengths and helping you increase them. It will cover such topics as taking good care of yourself, being honest and authentic, asking for help, setting boundaries in relationships, detaching from emotional pain, and self-integration. Every session is structured and is focused on the present which means you will not be asked to reveal upsetting stories or details of trauma or associated challenges. The focus will be on what you can do right now to create a better life for yourself. For example, you may have survived traumas such as child abuse, military combat, natural disasters, accidents, or violence. You may have associated challenges with substances, gambling, food, or other behavior. We address the links between trauma and related ongoing social, emotional and environmental challenges.
*If there are any questions or need for consultation, please contact Archandria Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.843.3128.