Group Menu At A Glance

CWC Groups for Fall 2020

Psychotherapy Groups

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 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.

Emotion Regulation Group

Every Thursday at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Counseling and Wellness Center. The Emotional Regulation Group will run for 10 weeks. Participants will commit to attending every session throughout the 10 weeks.

The group will provide individuals with the skills to manage distressing emotions and decrease conflict in their relationships. The group will aim to provide skills in four specific areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Group sessions will also cultivate group support and understanding from shared experiences and challenges of group members. The skills that will be developed in group sessions can be incorporated into a person’s everyday routine, which can facilitate decreased distress levels and meaningful self-growth. If you have any question about the Emotion Regulation Group please contact the group facilitator at

Understanding Self & Others

Every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Understanding self & others will help you to learn more about yourself, how you interact with others, and will help you to try out new ways of relating in a safe space. This group helps individuals develop awareness of personal and relational patterns, view life experiences from many angles, and create new ways of seeing, thinking, and doing. This group helps students wanting to better understand who they are in relationship, and will allow individuals to give and receive feedback to better understand self and others. The group will examine relationship dynamics, communication, emotional support or expression, and social perceptions. If you have any question about the understanding self & others group please contact the group facilitator at

Posttraumatic Growth Group

Every Thursday at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, at the CWC.

This is a psychotherapy group designed to normalize the experience of trauma, to explore and discover strengths, values, and personal narratives forged in the response to trauma, intentionally fostering and growing meaningful identities around meaningful life events. This will be a narrative-therapy-based group and participants will build a context for their story of trauma experience and explore how this story is related to the larger story of identity and meaning in life. Practical topics such as working with dissociation, somatic interventions, and interpersonal boundary setting will be included. If you have questions about the group, please contact Duane Khan at