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EKUCC Therapy and Support Groups

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What is Group?
EKUCC offers group therapy, drop-in support groups, and drop-in mental health and wellness groups. In all types of groups, approximatey 8-10 students with similar issues, interests and/or experiences meet weekly at a specific time and location (which is currently online). See below for our current groups. 

How are groups helpful?
Therapy and support groups are frequently more effective, and preferred, over individual therapy as they are tailored to help students with certain concerns or experiences. In group, students often feel connected and not alone. There is something empowering and validating when you are in a room with others who can relate to your concerns and experiences-they "get it". What former EKUCC group members had to say about their group experience:

"The sense of inclusion within the group made me fell like I was normal and that a lot of people go through the same things."

"It taught me how to better express and better control my emotions."

"Hearing others' stories inspired me and encouraged me to continue my own personal journey."

"This group helped me not only accept myself more but others as well."

VIRTUAL GROUPS! EKUCC will continue to offer drop-in support groups and therapy groups via telemental health services to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

All Fall 2020 Groups will begin the week of August 31st. 

Drop-in support groups provide an affirming and safe space for students who have similar life experiences or shared identities. Members find group is space to feel validated, understood, and encouraged. Some examples: being a first generation college student, living life as a student with a health disability, being an international student, being an LGBTQ+ student, being a student of color, etc. These support groups meet the same time and day every week for 1 hour and are facilitated by a EKUCC clinician. Attend all or as many as fits your schedule. Just drop-in!

FALL 2020 Support Groups: 

Coping with COVID: A Support Group for Students Who Have Tested Positive

Coping with COVID is an affirming support group for students who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus an are in isolation. This is a virtual support group provided by the EKU Counseling Center and hosted through the secure platform, Doxy.me. This group is offered three times per week:

Mondays @ 3:00-4:00pm: contact michalle.rice@eku.edu for attendance link

Tuesdays @ 11:30am-12:30pm: contact melissa.cozart@eku.edu for attendance link

Thursdays @ 3:30-4:30pm: contact paul.morgan@eku.edu for attendance link
 

Ready & Able: Support Group for Students with Health Conditions or Disabilities

Ready & Able is an affirming support group for students who are navigating college life with health conditions and/or disabilities. This is a virtual support group provided by the EKU Counseling Center and hosted through the secure platform, Doxy.me. Please contact Michalle Rice at michalle.rice@eku.edu or (859)622-1303.
 

Pathfinders: A Support Group for First Generation College Students

Pathfinders is an affirming support group for students who are first generation college students. At EKU, a student is considered "first gen" if they are the first in their family to attend a four-year university or if neither of their parents/guardians have completed a bachelor’s degree. Some first gen students may have older siblings who have attended college.

This is a virtual support group provided by the EKU Counseling Center and hosted through the secure platform, Doxy.me.

Please contact Brett Smith at brett.smith@eku.edu or (859)622-1303 for more infomation.
 

Black Voices: A Support Group for Students of Color

Black Voices is an affirming support group for students students of color. This is a virtual support group provided by the EKU Counseling Center and hosted through the secure platform, Doxy.me. Please contact Melissa Cozart at melissa.cozart@eku.edu or (859)622-1303.
 

Beyond Labels: Support Group for LGBTQ* Students

Beyond Labels is an affirming support group for students who have and/or are questioning having LGBTQ* identities. This is a virtual support group provided by the EKU Counseling Center and hosted through the secure platform, Doxy.me.

Please contact Melissa Bartsch at melissa.bartsch@eku.edu or (859)622-1303 for more information.
 

Support without Borders: Multicultural and International Student Support Group

Support without Borders is an affirming support group for multicultural students and international students. This is a virtual support group provided by the EKU Counseling Center and hosted through the secure platform, Doxy.me.

Please contact Dr. Andri Yennari at andri.yennari@eku.edu or (859)622-1303 for more information.

 

Group therapy is an opportunity to get help and help others at the same time. Group therapy allows members to gain and provide multiple perspectives, relate to shared experiences, and talk about how these have impacted their lives. The focus in group therapy is increasing self-awareness, identifying and trying out new strategies to cope with the common experiences, and increase comfort in applying these skills outside the group room. These groups meet the same day and time every week for 90 minutes. A referral from an EKUCC clinician for a group orientation is required to join a therapy group. If interested, call the EKUCC at 859-622-1303 to discuss a referral.

Fall 2020 Therapy groups:

Cleaning House Group therapy for students affected by the substance abuse of others
Wednesdays 2:30-4pm 

ADHD: Untapped Brilliance
Living with ADHD? Develop skills to effectively manage your ADHD
Mondays 2:30-4pm 

Leveling Up: D&D Interpersonal support and social skills through gaming
Fridays 2:30-2pm 

Grief Group For students who have experienced and are being impacted by the death of a loved one
Mondays 9:30-11am 

Big E Brothers Men’s Group Been told to “be a man” or “suck it up”? Feel like you have to deal with everything on your own because "that's what men do"? Explore these issues and more with other EKU brothers!
Wednesdays 10:30-12pm 

Integrate to Regulate For trauma survivors, learn specific techniques and coping skills to reduce the impact of traumatic experiences
Thursdays 2:30-4pm 

Understanding Self & Others Trying to figure out relationships? Not confident in socializing? Wanting to understand yourself and others? This is for you!
Wednesdays 2:00-3:15 and Fridays 2:30-4pm 

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Published on May 31, 2019

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