Group Counseling

Group Counseling

Our Center offers various counseling groups each semester, including more general groups that support students in making positive changes in their lives, as well as groups based on specific issues or types of students. For many students, addressing their issues within the context of a counselor-led group can be the most helpful form of counseling.

For more information about our groups and to check whether a group is still open to join, please contact our current Group Coordinator, Dr. Andy Smith at 404.894.9178 or andysmith@gatech.edu

To contact staff members listed below, call 404.894.2575 or use email (see our Staff page for email addresses).

 

Current Group Offerings - Spring 2017

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUPS

These mixed gender groups will provide opportunities for students to discuss issues and concerns that create stumbling blocks to success. These groups will examine relationships, communication styles, stress management and general life concerns. In addition, there is a focus on the “process” or dynamic that plays out between group members, which allows members to provide and receive feedback, as well as process their reactions to other group members. There are a number of mixed gender therapy groups that are offered at various times.

 

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS [Monday]
Monday 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Krystal Meares
Open to Georgia Tech students.

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS [Tuesday]
Tuesday 10:00am - 11:30am
Contact: Mack Bowers
Open to Georgia Tech students.

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS [Thursday]
Thursday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Contact: Andy Smith
Open to Georgia Tech students.

GRADUATE STUDENTS PROCESS GROUP [Monday]
Monday 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Contact: Michelle Lyn
Open to Georgia Tech graduate students.

GRADUATE STUDENTS PROCESS GROUP [Wednesday]
Wednesday 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Contact: Krystal Meares
Open to Georgia Tech graduate students.

OTHER GROUPS

CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
Tuesday 9:30am - 11:00am; Thursday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Contact: Lacy Currie
Circle of Support is a counseling and support group for undergraduate and graduate students coping with the shock, grief, and other complex emotions that accompany the loss of a friend or loved one to suicide. Circle of support is always open to new members.

QWEERTY
Monday 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Drew Adelman
The QWEERTY group provides a safe and affirming place for undergraduate and graduate LGBTQIA students to share experiences and connect with others. It is a psychotherapy group focused on self-exploration and self-growth, and provides the opportunity for a range of topics to be explored. The group is well suited to meet the needs of students who are “out,” as well as students who are questioning their sexual and/or gender identity.

GRADUATE MEN'S GROUP
Friday 10:00am - 11:30am
Contact: Andy Smith
This group provides Georgia Tech men (graduate students) the opportunity to discuss a range of topics in their lives. Common topics include dealing with the pressures and expectations related to being a man in our society, academic/career concerns, managing anger and other emotions and communicating effectively in relationships.

GRADUATE THESIS SUPPORT
Monday 10:00am - 11:30am
Contact: Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman
This group provides a supportive environment for graduate students to share experiences and connect with other students around personal, academic, and relationship issues. The group is open to currently enrolled graduate students.

GRADUATE WOMEN'S GROUP
Thursday 10:00am - 11:30am
Contact: Irene Dalton
A group that allows GT graduate student women to connect with others around personal, academic and relationship issues.

JOURNEY IN HEALING
Thursday 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Drew Adelman
This group is open to female-identified Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students who have been victims of sexual assault or relationship violence during their teen/adult years. This group will offer support, psychoeducation, and collective empowerment. Weekly topics are chosen by the participants and related to recovery, the reestablishment of safety, healing, coping, and self-care. The focus of the group is to provide safety, connection, education, support, and to model relationship building.

SEEKING BALANCE
Tuesday 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Erin English
"Seeking Balance" is designed for students who are seriously contemplating making changes in their alcohol and/or drug use. This group will provide a supportive environment in which to work toward moderating or ceasing use while achieving more balanced and wellness-focused lifestyles. Members will set goals, address barriers/blocks to achieving them, and learn skills to be successful in this process.

SOCIAL ANXIETY
Monday 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Contact: Janice Harewood
This group is for students who find it challenging to interact with others due to overwhelming anxiety. The group will help students learn about the causes of social anxiety and will teach skills to combat anxious thoughts and feelings and increase positive social interactions.

MIND OVER MOOD
Tuesday 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Contact: Jason Braun
This group will help participants better understand the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In addition, participants will be able to identify common problematic thought patterns, as well as learn concepts and skills to modify the thought patterns that cause negative moods and anxiety.

UNDERGRADUATE MEN'S GROUP
Thursday  3:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Jason Braun
This group provides Georgia Tech men (undergraduate students) the opportunity to discuss a range of topics in their lives. Common topics include dealing with the pressures and expectations related to being a man in our society, academic/career concerns, managing anger and other emotions and communicating effectively in relationships.

TECH SUPPORT
Tuesday  1:00pm - 2:30pm
Contact: Lisa Korey
This is a general support group that will provide the opportunity for students to connect with each other and learn more effective strategies for dealing with common issues faced by college students such as academic distress, problems with adjustment, managing conflict, and others.