Student Wellness Services Groups

This page will be updated each quarter with the groups that are being offered by Student Wellness Services

Groups Offered via Student Wellness Services Spring 2018

Students interested in attending groups can sign up in Student Wellness Services (Sem 1 2110) via Drop In. Groups typically start after Week 3 of each quarter.

DBT Skills Group Mondays 3:30-5:00pm

This skill building group will aid participants in navigating and managing emotional, academic, social, relational, and environmental stress. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focuses on the areas of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance which enhances ones ability to change unwanted behaviors, emotions, thinking patterns, and events. Through this group, participants will build a toolkit of skills and resources to pull from whenever they have difficult life circumstances. 

Facilitators: Lexie Generous, MSW LGSW & Georgia Berry, Undergraduate Mental Health Intern

Empowerment After Trauma: A Support Group for Women of Color  Wednesdays 3:00-4:30pm

This support group is for women of color who are survivors of trauma. In this group, women of color will be invited to explore the impact of race, ethnicity, and gender on trauma. Through processing and exploring trauma together, participants will also build skills in accessing the power in their identities and seeing themselves from a positive and empowering perspective. This group is committed to engaging in practices and dialogue that acknowledge and honor your experiences as women of color. All students who identify as women are welcome to this group.

Facilitated by Dr. Brown and Lexi Alberts, Graduate Intern

Mindful Self Compassion Tuesdays 4-5:30pm

This group is designed to cultivate psychological stability and flexibility, learning methods to develop a healthier perspective and relationship with self and with our clinical issues through awareness, acceptance, open-mindedness, kindness, non-judgment, and resilience.

Facilitators: Jamyang Tsultrim, LMHT & Beth Schuurmans, Graduate Intern

Can You Relate Wednesdays 4-5:30pm

Can You Relate is a group to help you examine and build healthier relationships with friends, partners, parents, co-workers, and peers. Group members will support each other in learning and exploring good communication skills, and establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries - all while honoring your individual, unique you!

Facilitators: Leslie Johnson, MSW & Lexi Alberts, Graduate Intern

LGBTQ Relationship Skills Group Thursdays 12-1:30pm

This skill building group loos at understanding healthy and unhealthy relationships by building communication and conflict resolution abilities for students who identify in the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. This group will also address intimate partner violence and bystander skills. Come talk about relationships and how we can better equip ourselves and our communities to care for one another and thrive. 

Facilitators: Quinn Russell, MA LMHCA & Will Zogg, Graduate Intern

**For the LGBTQ skills group, interested students can sign up in either Student Wellness Services or the TQC.

Transgender Support Group Mondays 10:30am-12pm

This support group is developed to build a thriving trans community on campus. Participants will explore gender, intersectional identity, resilience, and challenges, all while in a supportive environment. With an emphasis on building community, participants will be encouraged to create a sustainable, peer-led group, for students across the transgender spectrum. This group is open to all trans and gender-expansive students.

Facilitated with the support of Will Zogg, Graduate Intern and Beth Schuurmans, Graduate Intern from SWS. Please visit drop-in hours at SWS or the TQC for more information.

Trauma Support Group Thursdays 4-5:30pm 

Traumatic experiences are often logged in our psyches not with words, but with our other four senses. This group looks to both process trauma, as well as build a toolkit for coping with PTSD by utilizing are and narrative practice. Through externalizing trauma and helping our brain understand that it is not happening in this moment, we have an ability to form a different relationship to the experiences, often lessening the emotional content. 

Facilitators: Quinn Russell, MS & Will Zogg, Graduate Intern

Therapeutic Wilderness Group Fridays 11-1pm Begins Week 2

Studies show that connection to our natural environment can reduce anxiety, improve mood, restore attention, and increase resilience. This group will work in relationship with our natural surroundings to help us build skills to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. Activities will include forest walks, activities to learn mindfulness, and coping skills and group processing time all while immersed in the beauty of the Evergreen woods. 

Facilitators: Quinn Russell, MS LMHCA & Ryan Endicott, Graduate Intern

7 Challenges Time Tuesdays 1-2 in RAD & Thursdays 6-7 in SWS

Provides a framework to help you think through decisions about life and use of alcohol and other drugs.

Facilitators: Quinn Russel, MS & Lexi Alberts, Graduate Intern