Groups

Group Offerings for Spring 2017

Groups subject to change based upon expressed interest and availability. Some groups are now closed and require a brief screening prior to joining.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA)

A weekly support group for students whose lives have been affected by family members struggling with alcoholism and addiction. Facilitated by Chris Edwards, PsyD Mondays 5-6pm in the Social Justice Center. Contact Chris Edwards chedwards@pugetsound.edu or CHWS for more information.

Between the Lines (LGBTQ Group)

However you identify, this group will help you discover or clarify how you’re living your identity and how you can move towards living it the way you want to. This group will be a safe, positive, supportive group of peers meeting each week to explore and discuss the experiences, ideas, challenges, and joys of being LGBTQ. Through authentically engaging with others on similar paths, you will gain insight into your own way of being and learn more about how you want to grow and develop as an LGBTQ person.  Together we will challenge each other to think differently, grow in new ways, and become even more ourselves. This group will meet Wednesdays 5-6:30pm throughout the year. Please contact Donn Marshall or CHWS at 253.879.1555 for more information.


Grief Group

An open support group for students dealing with loss led by Dave Wright, University Chaplain and Director for Spiritual Life and Civic Engagement. The group will meet weekly in the Student Diversity Center from 3-4:30pm on Fridays. Please contact Dave at 253.879.2751 for more information.


Intercultural Explorations Group

This group is intended to offer a safe, compassionate space for racially minoritized students to share their experiences, and be a place of encouragement, understanding, and validation. This group meets on Thursdays from 4-5:30pm. Please contact Vivie Nguyen at 253.879.2751 or call CHWS at 253.879.1555 for more information.

Self-Compassion Group

Are you your own worst critic? Are you interested in being more compassionate to yourself but afraid that doing so will take away your motivation to achieve? Are you curious about self-compassion, but don’t know how to turn off old critical tapes? Then this might be just the group for you! The Self-Compassion Group will be a group of 6 students who will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm for 10 weeks. Each week will build on the week prior, therefore those interested should be able to commit to the full 10 weeks. This group is open to all genders and identities. You do not have to be a current CHWS client or patient to participate. Facilitated by Del Rapier, M.S., M.A. Contact CHWS at 253.879.1555 to schedule a group screen!

Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group

Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services is offering a safe and confidential place to talk about your experiences, then and now.

You will give and receive support while enhancing your ability to navigate challenges and the aftermath of sexual assault. Our focus is on empowerment and providing support to each other. This group meets Tuesdays 4-5:30pm throughout the year. If you are interested, please contact Charee Boulter at 253.879.1555 for more information.

Interested in Joining a Therapy Group?

Stop by CHWS or call the front desk (253.879.1555) to get more information.