The Drexel University Counseling Center offers a number of groups and workshops for currently registered Drexel students. Enrollment is FREE and can be made directly through the Counseling Center. Most groups meet weekly for approximately one hour. Starting dates for the groups will vary, so please check back frequently for an updated list of current groups.
If you are interested in joining one of our groups please call us at (215)895-1415 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling Center Groups for Spring Term, 2013
For more information about these groups, please contact the Counseling Center at 215-895-1415 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Space is limited, so if you are interested in joining a group please contact us to set up an appointment with the group's facilitator(s) before the start date.
Groups are open to full-time Drexel University Students!
CALMM (Coping with Anxiety through Learning Mindful Meditation)
We all have stressful lives. We all worry about things. Sometimes, though, our stress and worries can keep us from sleeping, eating and having generally fulfilling lives. This group is designed to help you develop peace of mind through learning different types of mindfulness meditation and self-awareness skills. If this describes you, or you are interested in learning more about meditation or mindfulness in general, contact us for a screening. This group will be offered on both the University City and Center City campuses. The time and date are TBA.
|REAWAKENING YOUR HEALTHY SELF
This group is for women who are motivated and invested in their path toward recovery from a range of eating concerns. Group members will have the opportunity to explore issues related to eating concerns such as relationships, body image, self-concept, trauma, family, academic pressures and coping with relapse. The women in this group will feel empowered, supported, and work towards building a strong sense of self as they develop and maintain healthy attitudes and behaviors.
|SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
This group will offer support to female students who have experienced a sexual assault. The purpose of this group is to offer a safe place for survivors to discuss the challenges of coping, ask questions and learn about the recovery process, and find hope for the future.
|INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DISCUSSION GROUP
Come enjoy snacks while discussing your international experiences. Discussion may include topics such as: tips for making friends with people of other cultures, living in a new country with a new culture, homesickness, and time and stress management. Group will be held every Monday at 4:30 in MacAllister Room 2020. Please stop in if you have interest.
|STUDENT ATHLETE GROUP
Interested in improving your performance? A new group is forming for Drexel student-athletes looking to improve their academic and athletic performance. Athletes will meet weekly as a group to learn new ways to calm the mind and body.
|MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS
This is a skills based group that helps you learn tools and skills to empower you to be as effective as you can be in your life. This group is for students who have distinct, and on-going, difficulty regulating emotions and maintaining relationships with others. This skills group will also involve dialectics, which is the art of holding things in balance that seem to be in conflict, mismatched, opposites, or serving competing needs. This group is aimed at helping student balance acceptance of current situations with the need to make a change, in a supportive and validating environment.
|STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Identifying your strengths and values can be a helpful way to improve happiness and well-being. This group aims to help you utilize your strengths and values to increase subjective feelings of well-being and happiness, and flourish at work, home, and school.
VETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP
This group will offer a supportive environment for student veterans to share their experiences with other veterans. Whether you are struggling or would just like to share your experience, this group might be for you. Please view our Veterans Group Flyer!
What is Group Therapy?
In group therapy, a small number of students meet with one or two trained group therapists to talk about what is troubling them. Group members share problems or concerns to better understand their situation, to improve interpersonal relationships and to learn from one another. Students receive remarkable support and encouragement from others facing similar issues and gain different ideas and perspectives. Although it is not uncommon to be somewhat apprehensive at first, many individuals report that their group experience exceeded their expectations.
What are the benefits of Group Therapy?
- To gain support
- To share struggles and experiences while exploring and better understanding yourself
- Personal growth and development
- Receive advice and feedback from diverse perspectives and viewpoints
- Combat feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Learn more satisfying ways of relating to others
- Develop new ways to cope with difficulties
What do I talk about in Group Therapy?
Members talk about whatever is troubling them or whatever drove them to seek therapy. It is not uncommon for people to initially feel nervous or embarrassed about talking in group. Members are encouraged to proceed at their own pace, and to decide what and when to share. As members become more comfortable with the group, they often find that they are able to share their experiences and stories and receive support from other members. Members have the opportunity to give and receive immediate feedback in the form of encouragement and respectful challenging. Facilitators and members agree to maintain confidentiality and discuss any issues that may affect confidentiality.
I think I’m interested in Group Therapy, how do I get started?
If you are currently seeing a Counseling Center therapist, ask him or her about joining a group. If you are not receiving therapy at our office, you can contact the Counseling Center to set up a brief initial appointment to meet with prospective group leaders, discuss your concerns and goals, and learn about the group. You and the group leaders will decide if a group is right for you.