Each semester the McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling and support groups. Like individual therapy, groups can help people make changes in their lives and can sometimes be more effective than individual counseling. Our groups are small and use a variety of approaches.  Groups are often the ideal treatment for a variety of difficulties and problems.   Please call 973-408-3398 for more information.

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Fall 2016 Groups

Interpersonal Counseling Group Are you experiencing stress? concerns around your relationships? making decision? managing moods or emotions? This group allows members to discuss general issues that are of concern to them (emotions, relationships, family, etc.) in a confidential and supportive environment. Group is often the best treatment for a variety of difficulties and can be more effective than individual therapy. Group provides a safe, confidential space for healing and growth.

Dealing with Grief and Loss – Students who have experienced recent losses can join this small supportive group. Call the center at 973-408-3398 or email Dr. Sarah Dougherty (sdougherty1@drew.edu) for more information.

Recovering from Trauma –  Are you having a difficult time dealing with a damaging event in your past? This group will help you learn about and cope with a trauma you have experienced. It will give you the chance to deal with the anger, guilt, sadness, and anxiety while feeling supported and supporting others who also feel alone and who want to learn how to manage these experiences.

Anxiety Group –  Are you experiencing a continuous worry or nervousness that interferes with your life? This group focuses on giving members a supportive place to discuss and share ideas for coping with and reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress.

Food and Body Issues  Is your appearance and/or weight a constant source of stress and pain in your life or have you struggled with an eating disorder? This group allows members to address issues about eating, body image and weight.

Undergraduate Mindfulness – Mindfulness is recognized as a empirically validated treatment for depression, anxiety, and emotional volatility. Regular mindfulness practice can be especially helpful when done in a group  setting. Contact Carol Gernat, 973-408-3398 (cgernat@drew.edu).

Ph.D. (Phinish your Degree) for Graduate Students – Pursuing a doctoral degree often presents a diverse mix of feelings and experiences that can range from ultra-high anxiety to the rare kind of joy associated with high-end accomplishments. This group is offered to doctoral students, at any stage in the process, who would like a safe and confidential place to share their thoughts, fears, and, at times, advice. And, it’s for those feeling stressed, overwhelmed, confused or immobilized by the dissertation process from prospectus through defense. Discover how to focus, relax, be productive, and meet your goals with group support. Contact Carol Gernat, 973-408-3398 (cgernat@drew.edu).

For information regarding AA, SMART, Alanon, or other anonymous off-campus groups, Contact: Audra Tonero at 973-408-3318 (atonero@drew.edu)

For information regarding off-campus groups, off-campus individual counseling, pastoral counseling, or psychiatrists call Counseling and Psychological Services at 973-408-3398.