Welcome to the group!
The Counseling and Testing Center provides a variety of group counseling services to students, faculty and staff in multiple areas of focus/concern. Group therapy is offered due to its effectiveness in addressing multiple challenges individuals face in their lives as well as the unique experience it provides. The Counseling and Testing Center runs various groups per year to address the ever-changing needs of the WSU campus.
How Groups Can Help
The benefits you can have as being part of a group are vast. Participating in groups can help you gain greater insight into your identify, thoughts, feelings, behaviors and interactions with others. Groups can also help you learn new ways to manage challenges as well as improve your school success.
Group therapy provides an opportunity where compassion, empathy and respect for all members are the cornerstone for growth and development. Through the group process, you can grow as an individual, learn from others, and contribute to and witness another person's growth.
Misperceptions about Group Therapy
I will have to disclose everything to everyone.
Group members are asked to participate at their level of comfort and are not forced to disclose information they do not feel comfortable sharing with the group.
Individual therapy is better.
Group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in the treatment of mental health concerns. Additionally, group therapy offers the opportunity to receive support from peers and gain greater insight into how to relate to others.
I won't fit in.
Group therapy is setup for individuals with different experiences to be able to come together in a safe, nonjudgmental environment where all are welcome.
My issue is too big or too small for group therapy.
No issue is too big or too small for group therapy. Group therapy is a great place to receive support and feedback from peers on whatever challenges you face.
Groups provided by the Counseling and Testing Center are FREE for all students, faculty and staff to attend.
Past groups offered by the center:
- Men's Group
- Grief & Loss Support
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Emotion RegulationDistress Tolerance
- LGBTQ Student Support
- Test Anxiety
- Dissertation/Thesis Support
- Understanding Self and Others
Groups run by the Counseling and Testing Center can be skills-based, interpersonal/process focused, supportive and/or psychoeducational. Groups offered can change every semester based on need.
Click here for details on all of the groups being offered this semester.
If you have any questions about group therapy, or you would like to learn more about group services at the Counseling and Testing Center, contact the Center at 316-978-3440.