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Counseling Center

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a powerful treatment that allows people to connect deeply with themselves and with others. As one of the most effective treatments for a variety of concerns, we offer a diverse array of groups throughout the year that are  focused on personal growth, skill development, and peer support. Some are open to everyone and some require an informational meeting before you can join. If you are interested in a group, please contact our Office Manager at 315-859-4340.

Fall 2016 Groups List

Understanding Self and Others (5 groups)
Wise Mind: Skills-based group 
Women & Relationships
C.A.R.E. (Center and Recharge Everyday)
In, Out, & In-Between (LGBTIQQA)
International Student Support
Wilderness Adventure Quest (2 groups)

Fall 2016 Groups Details

**UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS

Facilitator: Dennis G. LaLonde, Jr.

Days/times: Mondays, 5-6:30pm; Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm; Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm

 

Facilitator: Heather Cosgrove
Day/time: Fridays, 10-11:30am

 

Facilitator: Hidetoshi Hama ("Hama")
Day/time: Tuesdays, 10:30-Noon

Connecting with others is a basic human need. Yet so often our relationships are threatened by conflict, miscommunication and fear. These groups will help you understand how you relate to yourself and others in this dynamic and ever-changing social landscape. We may explore romantic and interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, and personal growth and development. These groups require a pre-group informational meeting.

**WISE MIND: SKILLS-BASED GROUP

Facilitator: Sarah J. Colwell

Day/time: Mondays, 1:30-2:30pm

How well do you cope with stress and stressful situations? Is it hard for you to say “no” to others or ask others for what you need? This group will use skills-based techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help you learn to identify your feelings and shift your negative self-talk while helping you build beneficial coping skills around reducing stress and anxiety. It will also teach skills related to interpersonal effectiveness and assertive behavior. This group will be 6 sessions long and offered twice during the Fall Semester. This group requires a pre-group informational meeting.

**WOMEN & RELATIONSHIPS

Facilitator: Sarah J. Colwell

Day/time: Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm

What are your roles in relationships? What are the expectations others have regarding these roles? How do you relate to other women? How do you feel about yourself as a woman? Our group focuses on giving people who identify as women a unique space to process questions around our gender identity and socialization while creating deep bonds with one another. This group is based around a feminist psychology perspective where the group gets to take the lead in what is shared and how it is shared. This group requires a pre-group informational meeting.

C.A.R.E. (Center and Recharge Everyday)

Facilitator: Dennis G. LaLonde, Jr.

Day/time: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm

People all have different requirements for self-care, but in general, the goals of self-care are to find a state of good mental and physical health, reduce stress, meet emotional needs, maintain one's relationships (both romantic and platonic), and find a balance between one's personal and academic or professional life. This weekly, drop-in group will include brief centering/mindfulness exercises and helpful strategies for you to learn how to take care of the most important person in your life...YOU!

IN, OUT, & IN BETWEEN (LGBTIQQA)

Facilitator: Dennis G. LaLonde, Jr.

Day/time: Thursdays, 5-6:30pm

This is a group for folks of all genders and sexual identities to talk about issues of intersectionality through the lens of gender and sexuality. Whether you are on the DL or out loud and proud, this group will provide a forum for discussing your sexual and gender identity in the context of your lived experience.

**INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

Facilitator: Hidetoshi Hama ("Hama")
Day/time: Fridays, 1:30-2:30pm

The ISS Group (facilitated in English) provides a safe, confidential, and fun place for international students to come together to discuss adjustment experiences in the U.S. and to support each other. Any Hamilton international students, regardless of national origin, age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity, are welcomed. Possible topics include cross-cultural experiences, emotional and relationship challenges (e.g., home-sickness), as well as academic and career-related concerns. This group requires a pre-group informational meeting. Hope to see you soon!

WILDERNESS ADVENTURE QUEST

Facilitator: David Walden

Day/time: Friday-Sunday, 9/16-9/18 & 10/7-10/9

The Wilderness Adventure Quest is a weekend group; we hope to offer two groups in October and one in April, weather permitting. Stay tuned to your email for more information. These groups require an application, which will be sent via email several weeks before date of the trip.

 

** Prospective group members are required to attend a pre-group information session. This is a brief meeting with the group leader before group begins that provides information about the group, and helps determine if the group is a “good fit” for each person.