The CWC is offering 3 therapy groups this fall. A “therapy group” requires a group screening appointment with the group facilitator, to determine if participation is appropriate for you. Drop by or call 941-487-4254 to make an appointment. The screening appointment will clarify goals for participation, the expectations of the group, possible benefits, and ways to work through anxiety about group participation. Students can participate in group therapy throughout their time at college, though attending more than one therapy group at one time is not recommended. Groups are open to both currently registered New College and USFSM students, undergraduate and graduate. These groups will have no more than 8 to 10 participants, and facilitators are trained therapists who provide a safe, encouraging, and challenging space in which students can recover and grow. Questions should be directed to the group facilitator.
Learn more about yourself, how you interact with others, and try out new ways of relating, in a safe space. Helpful for interpersonal uncertainty, self-worth, depression, anxiety, identity development, and other experiences.
Learn how to enhance resilience, identify and use strengths, and explore recovery and growth in the face of trauma. Prior individual therapy may be helpful, but is not required.
Increase your knowledge and practice of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and relationship effectiveness! Explore your “wise mind.”
The CWC is offering 4 counselor-facilitated support groups this semester. Support groups have no limitations on how many people can attend and require no screening appointments. Just drop in as needed, and you may find that you will want to form connections and use the group on a regular basis. These groups are open to undergraduate and graduate students from New College and USFSM. While we meet virtually, please contact the group facilitator for the link, or find it in the weekly email reminders.
For students with autism spectrum experiences: would you have an interest in a counselor-supported group that focuses on creating a space to help neuro-diverse people connect with others?
For students who experience chronic illness, visible and invisible disability. Share your experiences and build your network of support. Co-led by Jessica Barbalato, LCSW., and NCF Third Year Alexandra Mars.
This support group offers a place for students who have experienced loss to come together, share their stories, while giving and receiving support around the many issues faced during the grieving process.
Every Semester the CWC will offer at least one group for participants to practice their wellbeing. These groups are drop-in and all are encouraged to participate in the practice, sometimes in the group, and sometimes not. Use this space to share wellbeing practices, apps, and favorite wellbeing practices.
Sunset Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Friday Evenings just before sunset
Lenore Canavarros, LCSW., will lead an evidence-based mindfulness practice to close out your week with reflection and grounding.
Weekly emails will confirm time of meeting based on the setting of the sun. When meeting in person, it will be at the bay; if we need to meet virtually, logging in via your phone and finding socially distanced ways to practice is recommended.
Would you like to run your own support group? Connect Peers and learn how to facilitate a peer-support-group!
Contact Dr. Khan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join our peer-support-group facilitator training group (Mondays at noon) and you will be able to run your own group, supervised by Dr. Khan, and a possible faculty or staff consultant of your choice!
List of current peer-support groups coming soon!