Groups are often the ideal treatment for a variety of difficulties and problems. Each semester the McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services offers psychotherapy groups. 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.
Therapy groups are NOT “Drop-In”. You must meet with a therapist before you start any group for a regular intake session. (This is different from our drop-in therapeutic workshops, seminars, or drop-in mindfulness sessions.) Please call 973-408-3398 to schedule a group screening appointment or talk to your therapist.
TalkSpace – (We have 2 Talkspace groups: Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 2:40-3:50 in the Counseling Center)
Are you experiencing stress? concerns about your relationships? making decisions? managing moods or emotions? This group allows members to discuss general issues that are of concern to them (emotions, anxieties, relationships, family, etc.) in a confidential and supportive environment. A 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.
Conscious Connecting – (Fridays from 1:15-2:30 in the Counseling Center)
This group centers on resolving interpersonal problems and symptomatic recovery from a variety of difficulties using interpersonal therapy. Interpersonal therapy is based on the principle that relationships and life events impact mood and that the reverse is also true. Sessions focus on improving relationships and communications and may include homework between sessions. It is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, bulimia, binge eating, and a range of other disorders.
Chill Out: From Anxiety to Resilience – (Fridays from 2:40-3:50 pm in the Counseling Center)
Are you experiencing 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. Specific skills will be taught and practiced for managing anxiety and worry.
Thriving after Trauma – (Wednesdays from 4:30-6 pm in the Counseling Center))
Are you having a difficult time dealing with a damaging event in your past? This group will help you learn about and cope with the 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.
Living with Loss: A Safe Space for Grieving Students – (Fridays mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 in the Counseling Center)
Grief can be complicated, lonely, and it may come and go in unpredictable ways. What was “normal” isn’t normal anymore. Grief does not have a timeline; rather, grief is individual for each person going through it. Although friends and family may mean well, they may not have the language to support a student who is grieving. On the other hand, when members are going through grief, all can find some support and solace from each other. This weekly group offers a safe, judgment-free zone for students coping with the loss of a loved one. This is a space where the varied emotions related to grief are honored, validated, and in their own time, processed.
Transitions – (Time to be Announced in the Counseling Center)
If you have ever had your emotions severely impact your life, been in an intensive outpatient program, or been hospitalized for a psychiatric reason this group provides a safe and supportive atmosphere free from stigma. Members can focus on recovery, managing life stressors, and personal growth.