Groups

 

The Counseling Center offers a variety of groups for Mines students. Groups offer many important benefits: peer support and feedback from others who struggle with similar issues; a forum to practice the skills learned in group; the opportunity to build relationships with other students; a chance to receive and give valuable help to others; for some groups, an ability to get weekly therapeutic support.  These are just some of the elements of groups that lead to positive outcomes for students.      

 

While many studies have shown that groups are as effective, or more effective, than individual therapy, many students experience normal anxiety about joining a group. Some worry that they will be put on the spot to participate, or be pressured to share things with others that they‘re not comfortable sharing. Some worry that others will judge them or that a negative interaction will occur. Counseling Center clinicians work hard to make sure all groups are comfortable, safe and worry-free. We hope you take advantage of these great offerings to help you be the best Mines student you can be! 

Peer to Peer Support Group

This group is a supportive environment that encourages students to talk to each other about their wellbeing at Mines. Completely confidential and facilitated by Graduate Social Work Interns and Mines Peer Educators. Join us Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in the Arthur Lakes Library conference room (Room 266). Peer Support Group Consent. 

From Overwhelmed to Under Control (DBT)

This weekly, ongoing group focuses on helping students 1) feel less overwhelmed,  2) manage their emotions in healthy ways, even in a crisis, 3) reduce negative thoughts and rumination about the past or future, 4) learn how to feel good even when stressed, 5) learn how to effectively express their needs to others and set better boundaries, and 6) build stronger and healthier relationships. Students are requested to attend at least 4 weekly sessions to get the most out of the group, and they can attend for as long as they find it helpful.

Please note that you will need to meet with a facilitator prior to joining the group, reach out to the Counseling Center to set up an initial phone consultation.

Survivor Support Group

This is a supportive skills and education-based group for survivors of sexual/relationship violence. The purpose is to create a safe space that minimizes triggering by avoiding sharing trauma details and maximizes positive coping by introducing and practicing helpful coping skills and fostering supportive community. All gender identities are welcome.

Please note that you will need to meet with a facilitator prior to joining the group, reach out to the Counseling Center to set up an initial phone consultation.

Student Wellness Center
303-273-3377
1770 Elm Street, 2nd floor Golden, CO 80401
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm