COUNSELING CENTER GROUPS
If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please call the Counseling Center today at 936-294-1720.
Interpersonal Process Group
This group operates under the premise that, although each person may have problems that seem very different, common to most is a basic difficulty maintaining healthy relationships. The group is designed to serve as a safe and supportive “social laboratory” within which students can work toward practicing honest and direct communication and interpersonal exploration. The group will provide students with a place to take risks and try out new behaviors, such as being assertive or expressing difficult feelings. Group members will share, learn, and improve together with their fellow students in a small group setting. A professional counselor will lead the group and ensure a confidential and safe atmosphere is achieved.
Time: Wednesdays 2:00-3:30
Group Leaders: Julie Swanson, Ph.D. & Joel Looney, B.A.
Women's Interpersonal Process Group
This group is similar to our Interpersonal Process Group, but membership is limited to women.
Time: Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:30
Group Leaders: Julie Swanson, Ph.D. & Bonny Chang, M.Ed.
General Support Group
The purpose of this group is to provide a safe place for students to get support and feedback from their peers. Common concerns among students who may be interested in this group include: difficulty with family, friend, or romantic relationships; struggles making and keeping friends; feelings of loneliness or isolation; wanting to connect with peers who are also experiencing difficulty in some area of their life; academic stress and concerns; and feelings of stress. The group will be interactive and members will be encouraged to relate to each other and offer each other support and feedback.
The General Support Group will meet weekly on Monday’s from 1:00-2:30. Anyone interested can contact the Counseling Center at 936-294-1720 for a 30 minute pre-group meeting. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss what brings you to the group and what you hope to get out of the group.
Time: Monday’s 1:00-2:30
Group Leaders: Amanda Smith, Ph.D. & Dianeth Rodriguez, B.A.
Sister-to-Sister: A Support Group for Black/African American Women
This group is tailored to address the needs and issues salient to African American/Black women in the college environment. This group setting is designed to provide information and encourage supportive dialogue among African American female students. Participants will receive information about options for coping and have an opportunity to discuss their shared experiences as African American women as they seek to obtain educational success while maintaining good emotional health.
Professional counselors will lead the group and ensure a confidential and safe atmosphere is achieved. This group will meet once a week, days and time to be announced. If interested a short 30 minute meeting with the group leaders is required prior to the start of the group. We look forward to hearing from you! If interested, call the Counseling Center today at 936-294-1720.
Group Leader: Shantha Stokes, Psy.D.