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NCCU Counseling Center Groups Spring 2018

Group therapy 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 the SPRING 2018 semester.

Anger Management Group

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 10:40-11:25am


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. Tuesdays 10:40-11:25am

Demystifying Emotions

Develop a lifestyle of living your daily life with awareness of the here and now! Manage stressful life situations both in the short and long-term! Teach yourself to manage challenging/complicated relationships or friendships! Manage and cope with difficult emotions without causing more problems!

This group is intended for those who get caught up in their emotional distress and want to gain support from others who may experience the same. The group introduces Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques incorporated with the use of music therapy (i.e. relaxation techniques with the use of the harp such as guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation techniques, etc.) and art therapy (i.e. exploring ideas and emotions visually with art materials). We promote a culture that is supportive while at the same time encouraging one to challenge their current ways of going about things. In addition to group members sharing their own coping strategies, facilitators promote and practice some new techniques that may eventually reduce the frequency of problems. Fridays 10:00-11:00am

The Art of Relaxation 2.0

Art Therapy combines the power of traditional process group with the benefits of art experiential. Watch out! Creativity can be contagious! You may develop some inward awareness and reflection, as well find yourself sharing this with others and building meaningful relationships as a result. Students will embark on a creative journey together and explore identity with their art.  You don’t need to be talented or an artist to receive the healing benefits of this practice, so please join us! Bi-weekly Mondays 3:00-4:00pm, 144, Student Union

Queer Queens (LGBTQ Support Group)

Twice per month CC and the LGBTA Resource Center offers a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and questioning individuals to explore life challenges. Our meetings 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. Bi-weekly Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTA Resource Center

Whatz Next: Hope in a Time of Loss

Many people, in their grief feel isolated and alone. Some wonder whether anyone else really “gets it.” The Living with Loss group offers a sense of connection and support to help students negotiate the intensity of a death or significant loss. The CC and the Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue invite you to reach out to us for support. TBA

Wellness Wednesday Workshops

Sponsored by: Counseling Center, Campus Rec, 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 6:00-7:00pm Hubbard-Totton Auditorium

  • February 20th
  • March 13th
  • April 3th

Worthy Women

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. Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm

Erasing the Social Fear Factor

A weekly skill building group for individuals looking for assistance with social confidence and decreasing their social anxiety. Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm Beginning Feb. 27th

More Information

For additional information about group therapy, please contact Raé Lundy, Ph.D. at (919) 530-7646, or go to http://www.nccu.edu/counseling/events.cfm

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