Group therapy gives students an opportunity to meet other students like themselves and share their problems and concerns. Typically six to eight students meet face-to-face once a week with one or more group therapists to talk about what's troubling them. Group members are able to learn alternative behaviors to resolve difficulties and develop new social skills and ways of relating to people. Most importantly, people learn they are not alone in their struggles and find it encouraging hearing that other people face similar challenges.
Counseling groups and workshops available in the spring 2012 semester are described below. This is a free and confidential service to all Buffalo State students. Please speak with your counselor or call the Counseling Center for more information at: 878- 4436. We look forward to seeing you!
Cognitive Behavioral Skills (CBT) Group: An educational / skills therapy approach based on the principles of social learning. Emphasis is placed on overcoming skills deficits and increasing a person's abilities to deal with uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety and depression, and situations that commonly affects students' personal and academic goals. Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:30 Noon.
Inside Out Group: This group is for any student who wants to explore issues relevant to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression. Mondays at 3PM.
Peaceful Minds: Designed to help students gain alternative skills to cope through life stressors and difficulties of life. Coping skills will include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Mondays at 10:00 am &Thursdays at 2:00 pm.
Women’s Empowerment Group: A facilitated discussion group designed to provide young women a place to confidentially provide and receive feedback on topics such as Body Image, Self-Discovery, Relationships, Assertiveness Communication, and Self-care. Tuesdays 3PM
Relationship Workshop: This three part workshop is for men and women who want to have a better understanding of themselves and how they can improve their relationship with a significant other. TBA.
Each workshop will focus on two separate topics.
- Workshop I: Communicating with your partner and resolving conflict
- Workshop II: Maintaining your identity in a relationship & understanding healthy versus unhealthy relationships
- Workshop III: Surviving a breakup and nurturing yourself
Healing Grief, Embracing Loss Workshop: TBA
Attention Workshop: Support for the personal, developmental and academic success for students struggling with difficulties consistent with ADHD (A diagnosis is NOT needed) TBA
For more information about the workshops and training contact The Counseling Center at 716- 878-4436
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