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Group Descriptions

Fall 2015 Groups

Understanding Self & Others
Mondays: 1:00-2:30pm
Tuesdays: 2:00-3:30pm
Tuesdays: 5:00-6:30pm
Thursdays: 3:30-5:00pm

Men & Masculinity Wednesdays: 11:00-12:30pm

Safe Haven (USO)
Thursdays: 3:30-5:00pm

Taking Back Hope: Mood Disorders
Tuesdays:
3:30-5:00pm
Wednesdays: 5:00-6:30pm

Coping Skills
Fridays:1:00-3:00pm

Journey to Wholeness
Wednesdays: 12:00-1:30pm

Mindful Eating
Mondays: 1:00-2:30pm

Transgender
Fridays: 2:00-3:30pm

Understanding Self and Others Group (USO)

 Group members explore and discuss patterns of relating to self and others by discovering acceptance and understanding of themselves and others. Topics of discussion vary greatly from depression, anxiety, relationships, family concerns, eating issues, alcohol abuse and/or personal growth. The groups thrive on diversity as members discover the common bond through emotional experiences.

Social Coaching Group

This is a small and structured group in a safe and supportive environment to help you develop individualized coping strategies to increase your social performance and satisfaction.

Safe Haven: A Therapy Group for the GLBTQ Community

This group is a small and unstructured group in a safe and supportive environment to help you develop individualized coping strategies to increase your social performance and satisfaction. Topics of discussion may include struggles with identity, acceptance, or general relationship concerns.

Running Group

This group combines the elements of a USO Group with exercise.  The group focus is on the treatment of anxiety, what areas in your life that may contribute, from relationships, academics or just general anxiety.  The group also runs as a form of exercise and treatment for the anxiety.

Taking Back Hope

This group is a semi-structured group that provides some education and ability to discuss and process experiences for those who may have any mood disorder.  This group provides many opportunities to learn about how to work through mood disorders and prepare students for the USO groups.  The group remains open throughout the semester.

Mindful Eating

A skills-training group which focuses on enabling students to give up binge eating, compulsive overeating, and purging as coping strategies.  Members learn to tolerate and cope with challenging emotions which lead to unhealthy behaviors such as bingeing, mindless eating, compensatory exercise, and purging.

Coping Skills

This is a small and structured group to help you develop individualized coping strategies to increase your interpersonal functioning and decrease emotional distress.

Remaining Men Together

Men receive messages that they are supposed to be competitive, independent, confident, rational, and tough.  Such traits serve us well, however they can lead us to hide parts of our true selves, such as our struggles, failures, fears and sadness.  The results can be stressful.  This group provides a place to examine these messages and for each individual to create a version of masculinity that works for him.  Men often have difficulty opening up about their experiences.  Many men in our society and throughout various cultures have been taught to hold things in and revealing struggles is a sign of weakness.  The reality is that most men have difficulties they'd like to talk about.  This group provides a non-judgmental space to do this.  The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 11 -12:30PM. Those who are interested will need to meet with the leaders before beginning group.  For more information, please contact Andrew Friedman, Ph.D. at a.friedman@ttu.edu