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Counseling Groups

When you arrive at the Counseling & Health Services reception area for group, please inform the SIUE employee at the front desk that you are there for one of the groups and then wait in the reception area. The facilitator will come and get you when the group is ready to begin.

If you have any questions, would like more information, or need to set up a group screening please call 618-650-2842 and press 1. A group screening is a confidential meeting between you and the group facilitator to determine if the group is a good fit for you.

Survivors of Silence - Megan Denton, M.A.

  • This is a support group for male and female survivors of sexual violence.
  • The group focuses on providing support, empathy and insight from other survivors, developing healthy coping skills, fostering a sense of empowerment and helping members to regain a sense of control and safety within their lives.
  • Those interested in group membership will be required to attend a group screening.
  • Meets every week for 90 minutes in the Counseling & Health Services Conference room.

 

Women of Color Empowerment - W. Irene Summers Temple, Ph.D.

  • Currently meeting on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00pm.
  • The Women of Color Empowerment Group is a six week group for female students of color.
  • It explores gaining independence, understanding identity, decision making, lifestyle choices, and assertive communication.
  • Meets every week for 90 minutes in the Counseling Services Assessment room.
  • Please call 618-650-5666 if you are interested.

 

Powerful Minds - Michael Kessler, Psy.D.

  • Currently screening members for the Spring, 2014 semester.
  • The group provides education about one's thought processes, support in dealing with life stressors, and guidance in how to transform distorted patterns of thinking.
  • Members can also expect to improve their overall well-being through learning a variety of relaxation techniques.
  • It is open to any enrolled SIUE student seeking to understand and harness their brainpower, improve their mood, and increase effectiveness in the many realms of life.
  • Those interested in group membership will be required to attend a group screening. Please call to schedule.   
  • Meets for 8 weeks, 90 minutes per week in the Counseling & Health Services Conference room.

 

Open Door - W. Irene Summers Temple, Ph.D.

  • A confidential support group for LGBT students.
  • Discuss, explore, and receive support surrounding issues pertinent to LGBT students.
  • Meets in the Student Success Center.
  • If interested, please call 618-650-2842 and press 1.

 

 Test Anxiety Workshop - Jessica Ulrich, LCSW

  • Student Success Center Room 1201
  • Symptoms of Test Anxiety & Managing Test Anxiety: Monday 10/14 2-3pm and Thursday 10/17 9-10am
  • Test Taking Strategies: Monday 10/21 2-3pm and Thursday 10/24 9-10am
  • No registration or appointments needed.

 

Stress Reduction & Relaxation Workshop - Jessica Ulrich, LCSW

  • Student Success Center Room 1201
  • Workshop 1: Stress Education & Breathing Exercises, Monday 10/28, 2pm; Thursday 10/31, 9am
  • Workshop 2: Passive Muscle Relaxation, Monday 11/4, 2pm; Thursday 11/7, 9am
  • Workshop 3: Guided Imagery, Monday 11/11, 2pm; Thursday 11/14, 9am
  • No registration or appointments needed.

 

New for Spring, 2014: First Generation College Students - Jennifer Steuck, B.A. & Lisa Thompson-Gibson, M.A.

  • Will meet on Friday afternoons, beginning mid-February.
  • For students that identify as the first person in their family to attend college.
  • Supports understanding what it means to be a first generatio ncollege student and how to effectively manage the experience.
  • Will meet every week for 90 minutes at Counseling Services.
  • Please call 618-650-5666 if you are intereted.