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Spring 2015 Groups


Coping Skills Group 
The Coping Skills Group is designed as an adjunctive skills training for individuals who are already receiving individual counseling at the center. Through this group, participants learn coping skills that will help them to more effectively regulate emotions and manage interpersonal conflicts. During each group session, new skills will be presented and members will engage in activities to help build mastery of each skill. 

Facilitated by Dr. Erin Pshenishny and Dr. Chris Black on Mondays from 2:30 pm-4 pm

Understanding Self and Others
This group is a safe environment where one may develop more self-awareness and grow personally while exploring oneself in relationship with others. Presenting concerns frequently include: anxiety, social anxiety, depression, peer relations as well as romantic relations, and family issues that have impacted self-concept (among many others.) Basically, people who are motivated to work on improving some aspect of themselves can benefit from this experiential learning opportunity. Often members benefit by finding effective ways to connect and communicate with others while addressing their own personal concerns. 


Facilitated by Christi Mobley and Maya Mitchell on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm-5 pm

Facilitated by Derrance Hughes and Diane Bradshaw on Wednesdays from 9:30 am-11 am

Second Wind

Do you feel like you are "catching your second wind?"

Second Wind is an interpersonal process group for non-traditional students aged 24 years and older and/or graduate students at ECU.  Students that are in this slightly older age group often experience different stressors and pressures than the younger, traditional student faces. There could be many reasons that you have come to college later in life.  Military, family obligations, second degree attempts, or work trials could have all played a key role in this.Second Wind is here to help with many things including but not limited to: interpersonal communication; relationships; family stress; having lower levels of support; and guidance in adjustment to college when you may not be the ‘typical’ college student.

 Facilitated by Kim McIntyre on Wednesdays from 3 pm-4:30 pm

The ACT Group is an eight week structured group utilizing the core concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In this group, members will be invited to explore a new way of living that is more congruent with personal values. Participants will focus on accepting what is out of our control, learn psychological skills to deal with painful thoughts and feelings, clarify personal values, and identify ways to engage in committed values driven action.


ACT is about:

-              Experience

-              Doing something

-              Trying things out

-              Practice

-              Being okay with not getting it right


Facilitated by Leslie Veach on Tuesdays from 11 am-12:30 pm

Journal Therapy Healing Group for Sexual Assault Survivors


Facilitated by Diane Bradshaw on Fridays from 10-11:30 am

LGBTQ Support Group


Facilitated by Kim McIntyre and Leslie Veach on Thursdays from 11:30 am-1 pm


The Center for Counseling and Student Development welcomes YOU to inquire specifics about group offerings and/or make suggestions for future groups!


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