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 Spring 2019

12-Step Groups

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. Fridays 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Kilworth Basement. Contact Colleen Carette x2939

 Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
A fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.  Tuesday 5p.m.- 6p.m. in Kilworth Basement. Contact Colleen Carette x2939

 Workshops

Lemons to Lemonade
The group will focus on helping participants develop resilience and strength-based stress management strategies for current/acute and chronic experiences of life stressors. Resilience is one’s ability to successfully overcome life’s adversities, such as traumatic experiences, loss, health problems, relationship problems, and other types of stress that significantly impact health and wellbeing. Resilience is a trait that we all share and that can be cultivated and strengthened for a higher level of life mastery.  Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Social Justice Center. Contact Mihaela Schneider x2783

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.  Wednesday 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. WSC 201.  Contact Khalila Fordham x2847

Women’s Self-Respect Workshop
Sexism, white supremacy, ableism, hetero- and cis-normativity all take a daily toll on women. This 3-week workshop is designed for exploring and sharing wisdom on how women can respect ourselves in a world that doesn’t always respect us, especially when we have multiple marginalized identities. If you identify as a woman or feminine leaning and want to support other women in increasing self-respect, this workshop is for you!  We’ll explore self-respect through the lens of our relationships. The first session will focus on our relationships with our own bodies. The second session will focus on relationships with men (friendly, familial, romantic or sexual). The third will focus on relationships with other women (friendly, familial, romantic or sexual).  Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Social Justice Center . Contact Christine Hutchinson x2771

Process Groups

Survivors of Sexual Assault
A safe environment for creative recovery from sexual abuse or assault for individuals. Give and receive support through the healing process understand how the trauma may affect current relationships and design positive change.  Tuesdays 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Contact Yusin Sun x3955 or Charee Boulter x3955 for information

Between the Lines (LGBTQ group)
Social and emotional support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, intersex and asexual students as well as those questioning their identity.  Tuesdays 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Contact Khalila Fordham x2847 or Christine Hutchinson x2771

Grief and Loss Support
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.  Friday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Social Justice Center. Contact Dave Wright x3818 or Mihaela Schneider x2783