Group therapy is often the treatment of choice for many of the issues students face. Groups provide students with an opportunity to meet in a safe, supportive setting with other students who share similar concerns and issues.
All group counseling is by referral of a counselor within our office; therefore, a student must first schedule an individual appointment with a counselor before attending any of the groups offered at the Counseling Center. Together, you and your counselor will determine which group will best meet your needs. To schedule an individual appointment with a counselor, call (208) 496-9370.
Anxiety/Stress Management Workshop
Do you feel overwhelmed by the level of stress in your life? We can teach you some basic techniques to help you deal with this. We cover many topics, including sleep, worry, relationships, relaxation and time management.
Emotional Regulation Workshop
This workshop is a six-week course which utilizes the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) modality. The DBT skills which will be taught are designed to help those individuals who struggle with overwhelming emotions or who are seeking to improve their emotional regulation. Participants will learn skills in mindfulness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Learning emotional regulation skills can help you better manage not only your emotions, but your relationships with others and how to handle stress.
In this five-week skill-based workshop participants learn therapeutic lifestyle changes that work to alleviate symptoms of depression without medication. They also learn how to effectively address the mind negativity and intentionally create positive emotions and sensations in themselves. They end with learning what to do to enlist friends and loved ones in the healing process.
This is a five-week interactive course in which you will learn a biological model to help you understand and manage anxiety and depression. You will learn several skills to assist you in returning to your resilient zone. You will learn how to track the sensations in your body, how to help your body feel connected with its surroundings, how to access internal and external resources, and how to use gestures to increase your body's ability to relax. These skills all help with decreasing your body's reactivity to stressful and depressive events and increase your ability to engage in life the way you want.
Mindfulness and meditation are simple yet profound ways to overcome stress, and experience calmness, self-awareness, and relaxation. It is based on developing the habit of focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way. It is a very beneficial practice for everyone, and particularly for those who tend to worry about the future, fret about the past, and/or self-distract from unpleasant cognitive and emotional states through compulsive and unhealthy behaviors.
Social Skills Workshop
This workshop is designed to help teach basic social skills, including how to navigate conversations, meet new people, understand and use appropriate body language and other "unwritten rules" of social interactions. Each week focuses on a specific topic, with handouts and role playing the learned skills.
Understanding Self and Others
Are you looking to understand more about yourself and how you relate to other people? This group is focused on the interactions we have with others, and how we can make them more meaningful. We highlight finding things in common, showing empathy, taking risks and practicing new social behaviors. This group is helpful for those with depression or issues of low self worth as well.
Women's Therapy Group
Do you feel like an addiction is ruining your life? This group is intended for women who struggle with various sexual behaviors or addictions. We meet weekly and base the group on sound psychological and gospel principles.
Men's Issues Group
Have you struggled with controlling your behaviors? This group is intended for men who struggle with various sexual behaviors or addictions, including pornography use and masturbation. We meet weekly and base the group on sound psychological and gospel principles.
Spouse's Support Group
Feeling fed up? Handling a loved one's addiction can be difficult. This group is designed to support spouses or anyone in a serious relationship with a man who struggles with addiction to pornography and related problems. We focus on understanding the addiction process and coping skills to help you continue a healthy relationship.