A sample of the groups CHWS has provided in the past appears below. We have a small staff and a student body of 2,600, thus, we do not offer all of these groups at any one time. Factors determining group offerings include numbers of clients presenting with a particular issue on our caseloads (e.g., sexual trauma, eating disorders), emergent issues (e.g., grief group), Psychology Intern interests (e.g., mindfulness meditation, stress management).
Between the Lines, a support group for LGBTQIA students, runs regularly every year. During the 2018-2019 year we ran several groups including Between the Lines, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Life Hack/Coping Skills, and Grief group (with the campus chaplain). In the spring of 2019 each intern also created and ran a psychoeductional workshop series which included a Wellness workshop, Women's Self Respect, and Lemons to Lemonade - building resiliency.
In addition to the groups led by the psychology staff we have two 12 step groups on campus -All Addictions Anonymous and Eating Disorders Anonymous.
Here are some examples of groups we have run in the past:
This group provided students support and understanding of the unique pressures they experienced at home and that often continue to impact them while in college.
For women and men exploring their relationship with food and body, and for those recovering from eating disorders. Themes include safety, depression, sexuality, self esteem, relationship, etc.
Students of color on our predominately white campus have a safe and supportive space on campus to discuss issues of feeling marginalized on campus and/or in the greater community, to share support with each other, and of course a place to share their favorite cultural comfort foods.
A safe environment for creative recovery from sexual abuse or assault for women and men. Give and receive support through the healing process understand how the trauma may affect current relationships and design positive change.
Social and emotional support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans gendered, queer, intersex and asexual students as well as those questioning their identity.
This workshop series is based upon DBT coping skills. A drop in group and a closed group are offered.
Help with determining your priorities and designing your time to match these values. Understand how you deal with anxiety, relax, and experiment with new coping strategies.
A brief 4-week series of drop in workshops to help students learn different styles of meditation.
Help dealing with the loss of someone or something important, such as a death, the loss of a relationship, a change in physical health or skills, future plans/dreams, or a cultural adjustment.
For students wanting the support, structure and skills needed to maintain a quality abstinence from alcohol and other drugs. For those who have made a change they want to keep.
A brief, semi-structured support group of students wanting to decrease their use of marijuana. This group was based upon the Stage of Change.
In addition to groups facilitated by our psychology staff our campus has two 12 step support groups, Eating Disorders Anonymous and All Addictions Anonymous.