Groups Offered by SCS Starting this Fall

(all groups below are confidential and facilitated by professional group therapists)

[See note, below, for information about joining a group at SCS.]

Graduate Student Support/Therapy Group

Graduate school can be so difficult. The challenge of finding balance between school and the rest of your life and the impact that can have on your http://www.wayfair.com/Steelcase-Guest-and-Reception-Seating-C471422.htmlrelationships, plus the impact that the degree process itself can have--a group provides a safe place to discuss these, explore solutions and to just realize you're not alone.

Building Terrific Relationships Therapy Group

This group will start in the Fall semester and welcomes new members. The meeting time and day is to be determined--so please contact us as soon as possible with your class schedule so that we can factor your needs into our planning. This is a group for men and women who are interested in improving their ability to effectively connect with others--whether for friendship, success in school or at work or for romance.

The MABI CHANGE Support Group

The MABI-CHANGE group is the Mindfulness and Body Image Change Group. It is for anyone who struggles at times with the pressures in our society to look different than we do. We've called it the MABI CHANGE group because we don't think there are easy answers to whether one should change. So, we'll explore the issue together. Should we change, physically, or not??? And if we should change in some way, how and how much and WHEN??? What is healthy change and what is unhealthy and excessive change? When does a healthy awareness of one's personal health become an unhealthy reliance on approval from other people? And when does a healthy desire to look one's best become an unhealthy reaction to shallow ideas in magazines and on TV that focus on our exterior to the exclusion of a value in our having a healthy sense of self? These ideas will be our focus.

This group will be a support group with elements of education folded in at times. We may watch some DVDs or use other sources of information to spur our discussions. What we discuss will be a group decision. The meeting time and day is to be determined--so please contact us as soon as possible with your class schedule so that we can factor your needs into our planning.

 

Unpacking the Family Baggage Support Group

We all carry around “baggage” from our family which can have both positive and negative effects on our lives. Our family often provides us with values, experiences, coping skills, memories, and relationship patterns. College is a great time to “unpack” all of this--and understand it. This group provides you with a supportive, respectful place to do that and to see how others cope with the gifts and struggles stored in their family baggage.

 

Anxiety Management Support Group

Ttime and day is TBA. This group is focused on identifying the ways high-functioning people can improve their academic and social skills by developing more effective coping strategies for managing anxiety.

 

To express interest in any of the above groups, please contact Dr. Alan Goodwin (agoodwin@callutheran.edu), or call ext. 3390. For questions and related issues, or if you want to look into joining, please email Dr. Goodwin your Fall term class schedule.

 

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