Personal Growth Groups spring 2013
New: Relaxation Training Opportunity, 2 upcoming sessions:Do you have questions or concerns about any of these issues?
- Managing your relationships with others
- Feeling confident and worthwhile
- Accepting your appearance
- Managing feelings of depression or anxiety
- Handling past trauma
- Coping with overwhelming emotions
Group participation can provide you with the support to deal with these or similar concerns.
Groups generally form during the second month of classes. CAPS groups have filled for the Spring Semester and are no longer taking new members. Below is a list of the currently running groups. Please check back to this page to learn about upcoming groups.
Initial psychological consultations are necessary before being referred to any group. A brief appointment with the group facilitator is also required before joining a group. To inquire about groups or schedule an initial consultation, call CAPS at 703-993-2380.
Understanding Self and Others
This group is designed to help students explore issues and dynamics that are affecting their personal lives. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. The group also provides an opportunity for students to practice new ways of behaving within a safe and encouraging environment where they can receive and provide feedback and support.
If you are interested in learning more, please call Karen Bagley or Tammy Levin at Counseling and Psychological Services at 703-993-2380.
|Mondays||11am-12:30pm||Room B||Karen Bagley and Tammy Levin|
Graduate Student's General Counseling Group
The graduate student's counseling group offers a safe and supportive
environment in which group members explore issues related to coping
with academic demands, managing moods, and improving interpersonal
relationships. Group members give and receive support and feedback
and can use the group to practice new ways of expressing themselves
and relating to others.
If you are interested in learning more, please call Joan Mizrahi or Anna Colangelo at Counseling and Psychological Services at 703-993-2380.
|Tuesdays||3-4:20pm||Room B||Joan Mizrahi and Anna Colangelo|
LGBTQ Interpersonal Therapy Group
This is an interpersonal process group for members of the LGBTQ community, including allies and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, who want to learn more about themselves and their interactions with others. In group, members will have the opportunity to share common struggles, gain support, and give and receive feedback in a safe environment. Group members may be dealing with a wide range of concerns, including coming out, connecting with the LGBTQ community, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and other concerns related to their LGBTQ identities. If interested, contact CAPS to schedule an individual pre-group screening in order to learn more participating in this group.
|Tuesdays||3-4:30pm||Room A||Rikki Mock and David Le|
This group offers a safe space for women to join together in conversations about relationships, assertiveness, stress management, cultural dynamics, identity development, academics and the multiple roles of simply being 'women'! Group members will benefit from receiving feedback and support from each other.
|Wednesdays||12-1:30pm||Room A||Anchal Khanna and Melissa Palguta|
Relationships Process Group
This counseling group is for anyone who wishes to explore and improve personal relationships. Members will have an opportunity to better understand how past experiences impact their current quality of life. Members will receive feedback on areas of concern, and learn ways to cope with stressors that affect their academic and personal lives. This group provides a safe, confidential space for people to explore and practice strategies for interpersonal growth.
|Wednesdays||3-4:30pm||Room A||Marlena Wu and Jamie Citron|
This group provides an opportunity for men to talk about issues they commonly face while receiving support and feedback from other men. The focus of the group will be flexible to meet the needs of members. Common topic areas include relationship concerns (e.g., dating, family, friends), stress management, risk taking behavior, greater emotional expression and interpersonal flexibility, physical health, and communication skills. A safe, confidential space will be provided to allow members to explore topics in-depth, with the goal of increasing self-awareness and life satisfaction.
|Fridays||2:30-3:45pm||Room A||Ryan Adams and Brett Scofield|
Groups offered by the Center for Psychological Services
Mason's Center for Psychological Services is a training facility for graduate psychology students. They offer groups throughout the fall and spring semesters. For more information on current groups and workshops, go to http://psyclinic.gmu.edu/group.htm