Groups, Workshops, and Classes

Students are often faced with issues and concerns that lead them to feel alone and misunderstood. The Personal Growth and Counseling Center offers support groups and classes that allow students to openly discuss their issues, share feelings, engage in creative problem solving, and gain support.

While it is normal to feel apprehensive about joining a group, most students report that the experience was helpful and far beyond their expectations. The PGCC offers a variety of groups for students, and group participation is often the treatment of choice for many issues. Group counseling is a powerful venue for growth and change. Students receive understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues. Group participation may lead to new perspectives, ideas, and coping skills.

Groups are confidential, structured and supportive, and offered at no cost to students!

Spring 2015 Groups

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Healthy Mind Healthy Body
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Series I starts Feburary 9th; Series II starts March 30th)

A support group for people to learn ways to feel positive about their body and develop healthy self-care strategies.

Grief and Loss Support Group
12 PM (noon) - 1:15 PM (Starts March 23rd)

A five week support group for students who have or are experiencing loss.



Women's Group
4 PM - 5:15 PM (Starts February 10th)

A weekly group providing space to explore issues such as stress management, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other topics of interest.



Yoga, Art & Meditation Group
3:30 PM - 5 PM (Starts February 11th)

A weekly group designed to promote self-awareness and stress reduction.

Meditation for Daily Living
12 PM (noon) - 1 PM (Starts March 11th)

A workshop series designed for students to learn simple, creative, and technologically-savvy ways to incorporate meditation into daily practice.



Out of the Blues - Anxiety and Depression Group
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Starts February 12th)

A psychoeducational and support group that helps students manage anxiety and depression, create healthy coping skills, and increase self-awareness.

Friendship and Dating 101
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Starts March 26th)

A workshop series that explores dating, communication, relationship dynamics, rejection, and self-confidence.


Training Opportunities

QPR Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Attend a 90 minute QPR training and be a certified QPR gatekeeper.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive course designed to reduce stigma and increase early intervention. Upon completion of the 8-hour course, participants will establish skills to assess and intervene in crisis situations pertaining to anxiety, depression, suicide, substance abuse and psychosis.

Click here to sign up for the workshop or to download a PDF flyer

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