The Drexel University Counseling Center typically offers a variety of groups and workshops each quarter. Groups are available to all full-time Drexel University students pending staff availability and sufficient enrollment. If you have general questions about our groups that are not addressed elsewhere in this section, please feel free to contact the Group Coordinator, Dr. Tania Czarnecki at 215-895-1415 or email@example.com.
For more information about these groups or to be set up with a consultation to determine if a group is a good fit, please contact the Counseling Center at 215-895-1415 (University City campus) or 215-762-7625 (Center City campus); or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check back for more information regarding the start date and time of the group. Also, please note that consultations are required before the start of the group, which is typically around the third or fourth week of the quarter.
Counseling Center Groups for Fall Quarter, 2013
|CALMM (Coping with Anxiety through Learning Mindful Meditation)
We all have stressful lives and worry about things. This group is designed to help you develop peace of mind through learning mindfulness meditation and self-awareness skills. This group will run on both the University City and Center City campuses.
This group is closed for the Fall term. Please check back soon for group offerings in the Winter term.
|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.
University City Campus: Thursdays, Time to be determined
|BOOST YOUR SOCIAL CONFIDENCE
Do shyness or worry hold you back in your social interactions? Do you have trouble meeting new people, speaking in front of groups, or approaching professors? This group helps build skills that will enable you to feel comfortable and confident in everyday social situations.
University City Campus: Thursday afternoons, Time to be determined
|VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP
This group offers a supportive environment for student veterans who are either struggling or would just like to share your experiences with other veterans.
Location and Time will be based on availability of members
|STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RELAXATION GROUP
This group offers practical relaxation training and stress management skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Learn techniques that will help you improve your concentration, productivity, and overall well-being, and enhance your academic and personal life.
Center City Campus: Mondays, Time to be determined
|SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT GROUP
This group offers support to female students who have experienced a sexual assault. This group offers 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.
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.