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Repost: Counseling Center Support Groups and Updates

Check out the following updates on the Counseling Center

September 22, 2020 10:12 AM
This post has been reposted on behalf of UMBC's Counseling Center. 

The Counseling Center has been working hard to transition our services to an online format, and we are happy to share that our group services are up and running!  All of our groups are currently accepting new students and several of them will be starting within the next 1-2 weeks.  In addition to continuing groups we have offered in the past, we are also offering some new groups:

1) For students experiencing loneliness, grief/loss, challenges adjusting to online learning, and other forms of pandemic-related stress, we are offering a Connecting While Apart support group.  There are two sections of this group, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students.     

2) For students who like to read and are looking to work on improving self-confidence or working towards personal growth, we are offering a UMBC Self-Help Book Club

Descriptions of all of our groups and workshops can be found in the document attached.  For those unfamiliar with the groups we offer, below are some suggestions that may help you decide if recommending a group might be helpful:

If students feel easily overwhelmed and emotional distress gets in the way of their academic success and interpersonal functioning:
You've Got This Group

For students who identify as women of color and are looking for connection and/or wanting to address the impact of systemic oppression, racism, and sexism on their lives: Women of Color Support Group

For students who identify as transgender, non-binary, and/or are questioning their gender identity, and are looking for support:
Trans Support Group

If students are struggling due to problems like procrastination, poor time management, test anxiety, low motivation, or overwhelming stress: Skills for Success Workshop

If you have questions about a particular group or ideas about a group you believe would benefit the students you're working with, please feel free to contact Dr. Kevin Tabb at the Counseling Center ktabb@umbc.edu.
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