How do I get involved in group counseling?
The Counseling Center continues to offer a wide variety of group treatment experiences.
The availability of group therapy during a given semester varies depending on student
interest and staff schedules.
If you are interested in participating in one of the following groups or if you have
any ideas for additional types of groups you would like to see offered, please call
the Counseling Center at (716)673-3424. Some examples of group counseling experiences
Personal Growth Group
Who am I? Who do I want to be? How can I improve my relationships? The Personal Growth Group is a confidential therapy group for students to examine
their social relationships. Through weekly meetings, you will have the unique opportunity
to learn and grow (personally and relationally).
The Men’s Group is a confidential therapy group that helps men learn how to deal with
excessive or ruminative thinking, become more comfortable with difficult emotions,
and engage in behaviors that facilitate goal accomplishment. If you are a man experiencing
low motivation, feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, isolation, or addictive behavior
please contact us to find out if this group is right for you.
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Fredonia CARES is a Counseling Center initiative designed to address alcohol and other
drug (AOD) concerns on our campus. The program responds to the individual needs of
students who have been charged with a violation of the SUNY Fredonia Alcohol and Drug
Policy. Additionally, students who believe they might benefit from examining their
substance use may take part in an appropriate workshop. Students will participate
in a private and confidential consultation regarding their substance use and will
be referred to one of two unique, researched based, experiential workshops focusing
on self-assessment to help better understand the risks and impacts substance use plays
in one's life; and/or individual counseling services. The program respects an individuals'
values and personal choices regarding substance use, while recognizing that with new
information, time to process it, and support for change, most people benefit from
considering behavior change and exploring new beliefs.
Eating Concerns Support Group
This group is designed for individuals struggling with issues related to eating, weight,
or body image. Common symptoms may include frequent thoughts of food, eating and/or
weight; secret eating and/or vomiting; feeling "fat" despite normal or low weight;
and excessive exercise. The group provides support for coping with these and other
Rape Survivors Support Group
This group is for individuals who have experienced rape/sexual assault either on campus
or elsewhere. It is designed to provide support and to facilitate coping with symptoms
such as self-blame, anxiety, depression, and anger.
This group is for students who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.
Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and typical feelings include depression, loneliness,
anger, guilt, shock, denial, and hope. This group provides support for dealing with
these feelings and helps facilitate movement through the grieving process.
Men's Inquiry Workshop
Men's work is about working together to inspire each other to be the best we can be
through the development of healthy relationships with other men. When men get together
to explore questions, to share experiences, and to address issues that are deeply
important to men, they are more apt to take action out of the insights gained , and
to improve their lives and the lives of those they care about. The intention of a
Men's Inquiry Group is to create an environment where men can profoundly nurture,
trust and emotionally support one another. It is a place where together we explore
ourselves, embrace our full humanity, and deepen trust with each other. Through the
building of fellowship, an inquiry group enhances our lives, relationships, and supports
us in clarifying and fulfilling our unique missions in life.
Military Friends and Family Support Group
Do you have a partner, friend, or family member in the military? Is deployment having
an impact on your relationship? Would you like to meet with others dealing with similar
issues? This group offers those whose lives are impacted by military service an opportunity
to meet and support one another.