Support Groups

Support groups are a safe space to grow and process with other students who may have similar experiences. Groups are led by psychology or medical staff. Group offerings may vary through the year based upon expressed interest and availability.  Some groups require a brief screening prior to joining. 

Group Offerings for Fall 2020

12-Step Groups (Open to All Students both In and Out of State)

All Addictions Anonymous (AAA)
Includes ALL obsessive, compulsive patterns such as drinking alcohol, using drugs, gambling, sex, self-harm or injury, food, anorexia, bulimia, sugar, smoking, co-dependency etc., anyone can certainly increase this list and all are welcome. Friday 12:15–1 p.m. Contact Colleen Carette x2939. Ongoing.

Workshop (Open to All Students both In and Out of State)

Life Hacking Skills Group
The general goal of this 12 week workshop is for participants to learn to change their behaviors, to manage emotions and thoughts more effectively, and to live the life that they believe is worth living. Skills will be broken into four modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. While in the skills class, participants will learn and practice their skills. It is in the practicing of these skills throughout the week that they will gain the confidence and knowledge to integrate these skills into a way of acting, feeling and thinking as a matter of routine. While you do not have to attend every session, we hope that you will since each of the lessons build on each other.  Monday 1:30–3 p.m. and Thursday 1:30–3 p.m. Contact Khalila Fordham x2847. Begins Sept. 21.

Self-Compassion: Building a truly caring relationship with yourself is a four week workshop series drawing on mindfulness and somatics to support participants with developing down-to-earth skills for responding to personal difficulty with care. We will spend time focusing on self-compassion the context of the self, personal relationships, and community/culture. We'll also cut through some of the bs of toxic positivity so participants have a nuanced and creative sense of what self-compassion can look like. Wednesday 4:30–6 p.m. Contact Bill O'Connor x2851. Begins Sept. 30.

Process Groups (Open to WA State Students only)

Dungeons and Dragons
Grab your swords and get ready to have an adventure! This group is geared towards improving social skills, engaging in social interactions, and addressing social anxiety through the game of Dungeons and Dragons. The game is inherently social, and this group is designed to facilitate positive social engagement in a fun and natural way. Time will also be provided for the group to debrief and discuss each gaming session. This group is also open to new and experienced players. Wednesday 5-6:30pm Contact Chris Engelmann x2771. Begins Sept. 30.

Between the Lines (LGBTQIA group)
Social and emotional support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, intersex and asexual students as well as those questioning their identity. Tuesdays 5–6:30 p.m. Contact Khalila Fordham x2847. Begins Sept. 22.