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Fall Group Therapy Sessions Open for Students
Counseling at the Barnes Center at The Arch has opened 11 Group Therapy options for Syracuse University students this fall. Group therapy focuses on developing insight, changing behavior and improving relationship skills. In the group setting, students struggling with similar concerns can share feedback with each other and learn new ways of coping.
Counseling is offering the following groups this semester. Group details and additional information are available on the Counseling webpage.
- Building Resilience Skills Workshop
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Expressive Arts Workshop
- Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies
- Mindful Mondays: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workshop
- Options Alcohol and Other Drugs Education
- Spectrum Minded: Exploring Gender and Sexual Identity
- Students of Color: Releasing the Invisible Weight
- Survivors of Sexual Assault
- Supporting Students with Anxiety
- Understanding Yourself and Others
While the groups have a specific focus, there are a number of issues commonly addressed throughout many of the sessions, ranging from anger and anxiety to isolation and stress. Counseling has a primary focus on process groups and skills groups. Process groups allow members to explore a variety of presenting concerns and increase their self-awareness by exchanging genuine and honest feedback. Members are able to practice assertiveness and other interpersonal skills to use in daily life and can develop more positive and meaningful relationships. Skills groups allow members to learn certain skills to cope with and manage concerns such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation and stress management. Most skills groups meet throughout the semester and focus on learning skills to use inside and outside of group.
The new Counseling space within the Barnes Center at The Arch welcomes students seeking assistance while respecting their privacy. Thus, students can focus on receiving what they need within a private setting.
Members of the Group Therapy programs meet weekly for 90 minutes with one to two staff therapists throughout the semester. For more information or to request to join a Group Therapy program, please call Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling at 315.443.8000 or visit the Patient Portal, to schedule an initial consultation with a therapist.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Abigail J. Covington ’19, G’20.