Group counseling is a unique way to help people receive support, increase self-awareness, and learn new ways to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges. The Counseling Center offers a number of groups to address student concerns in a variety of areas. Groups typically involve some combination of members sharing thoughts and feelings, giving and receiving support and feedback, and trying out new behaviors in a safe environment. A brief screening is usually required for participation in a group. All groups are confidential and free for NCCU students. Please see the list below for groups being offered during fall semester 2014.
The Anger Management Group offers participants opportunities to identify the primary ways anger activates and escalates within their mind and body and then develop a personal plan that will be most effective in helping them stay cool, calm, and in control, during stressful situations. The goal of this group is to help participants develop confidence by mastering skills through problem-solving of their personal situations and issues. Thursdays, 10:40 – 11:35 a.m.
Open to men who would like a safe and supportive place to discuss issues impacting their NCCU experience. Sessions will focus on issues such as identity, role expectations, communication issues, self-concept, academic success, stress management, and other related topics. Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
CHOICES consists of a series of psycho-educational group sessions designed to motivate behavior change, link choices about alcohol and/or drug use to academic and personal success, and to help students practice safer decision-making. Wednesday, 5 – 6 p.m.
Couples group therapy seeks to assist established partners in developing tools and strategies to thrive and build long-lasting relationships. Through group interaction, couples will work to resolve specific issues currently present in their relationship, while gaining necessary skills to sustain happiness and fulfillment. Couples group therapy will use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help couples focus on trust, role definitions and expectations, individual self-esteem, intimacy, opening up, and many other areas essential to maintaining healthy relationships. Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Students will engage in a weekly psycho-educational support group called DisAbling the Label that will emphasize self-awareness and social skill development. Facilitators will integrate theories of cooperative learning to support independent thinking and positive peer support. Students will be educated on general social skills by means of role-play, interpersonal process and general dialogue. The group will also engage in general processing to address stressors, concerns or questions. It is expected that students will engage in positive peer support and create a safe environment for support, learning, and skill building. The ultimate goal of DisAbling the Label is to provide a safe space for students to gain the tools necessary to advocate for themselves, improve social skill development and enhance their overall self-esteem and self-acceptance. Wednesdays, 2 – 3 p.m.
Open to any NCCU graduate or professional student with concerns such as managing academic demands and pressure, balancing school and personal life, improving relationships with advisor, professors, and fellow students; or overcoming lack of progress of productivity. Tuesdays, 3 – 4 p.m.
Each week starting in the fall, we’ll be offering a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and questioning individuals to explore life challenges. Our meetings will provide an environment in which to address a variety of issues such as coming out, spirituality, family relationships, depression, self-esteem, abuse, romantic relationships, identity development etc. The goal of our meetings will be to offer support and help students to make changes. Thursdays, 10:40 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Are you interested in improving your relationships with other people? Would you like to become more comfortable opening up to others or managing conflict? Do you experience difficulty asking for help or dealing with criticism? Do you worry about how others perceive you? If you experience any of these concerns, you may benefit from this group. This group offers a safe environment in which participants can develop insight about themselves and their relationship patterns, identify and explore feelings, receive support and feedback, and experiment with new behaviors. Mondays: 10 – 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays: 10:45 – 12 p.m., Thursdays: 1:45 – 3 p.m.
Do you frequently compare yourself to others and find yourself feeling inadequate? Are you having a difficult time feeling confident enough to accomplish your goals? The self-esteem group is a safe space for students wanting to improve self-awareness and confidence in various areas. Group members will find and provide support from others who experience similar concerns and will work to increase intra and interpersonal relationship skills. Mondays, 3 – 4 p.m.
This group discussion will assist transfer and commuter students with campus information, resources, and social networking. Students will talk about concerns, including adjustment to campus life, and also connect with organization and department liaisons. Students will develop a sense of school identity and understand the true meaning of “Eagle Pride”. This group is open to transfer and commuter students registered with the Department of Transfer Services. Registration is required for this group. Thursdays, time TBA.
Worthy Women is a weekly support group offering a safe space for women seeking support from others as they journey through sexual assault recovery toward a new sense of wholeness. Mondays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Counseling Center, Campus Recreation and University College
Would you like to deal with stress effectively, practice academic success techniques, and find the resources you need to reach your potential? Any student seeking to find balance and manage academic, emotional, or physical stress is welcome to join our weekly wellness group series. Each week will focus on a different wellness component within three target areas: academic, emotional and physical wellbeing. Wednesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
For additional information about group therapy, please contact Raé Lundy, Ph.D.
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707