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Group Services

Below are examples of past groups held at the CCSD in Spring 2014. Please stay in touch with our office for more information regarding Fall 2014 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. The group will provide instruction on basic mindfulness skills, distress tolerance skills, emotion regulation skills and interpersonal effectiveness skills. 


Co-facilitated by openly LGBTQ-identified staff of the ECU Center for Counseling and Student Development, “InsideOUT”is an informal, unstructured support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students to explore issues of concern in a “safe place.” Discussion topics range widely from issues related to identity development, coming out to family and friends, relationships and dating, gender transitioning, social stigma, religion, queer life in Greenville ... and everything in-between! We will additionally focus on communication and how we relate to one another. 

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. 

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

·         Guidance in adjustment to college when you may not be the ‘typical’ college student



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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