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Current Groups

Every Fall and Spring semester the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services offers a variety of groups. Counseling groups are often the best way to work on areas of concern, especially when those concerns deal with issues that directly affect your relationship with others. Groups give you contact with peers as well as a therapist in a safe and confidential environment.

Membership in a group is by appointment only. We do offer drop in groups each semester, but these will also require that you make an appointment with us. Please call us at 304-293-4431 or drop by the Carruth Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Health & Education Building if you are interested in joining a group.

For further information about group services at Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services or to share ideas about a group you would like to see offered, please contact the Group Coordinator, Christine Simpson, at 304-293-4431.

Spring 2017 Groups

Interpersonal Groups

Groups for men and women with a variety of concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, stress, forming relationships). Offers a safe environment to give/receive support, learn about yourself, and to practice new ways of relating to others.

Contact Elijah at elijah.wise@mail.wvu.edu or Shane at shane.chaplin@mail.wvu.edu

Empowering Women’s Group

Group for undergraduate women with a variety of concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, family issues). Offers a safe space to give/receive support, learn about yourself, and improve self-care.

Contact Ashley at ashley.kasardo@mail.wvu.edu.

Graduate Student Groups

Support and process therapy group for graduate students.

Contact Christine at christine.simpson@mail.wvu.edu.

Q-mmunity Group

Group aimed at creating a safe and affirming space where LGBTQ+ students can experience connection and community.

Contact Olivia at ocscott@mail.wvu.edu.

Mood/Anxiety/Stress Groups

Groups available to students experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or stress. These groups aim at providing support, psycho-education, and tools for better managing these concerns.

Details TBA; please contact the center at 304-293-4431 for more information.

Sexual Assault Survivors Gorup

This group is designed for female students who have, at some point in their lives, experienced an unwanted sexual encounter. The goal of this group is to provide healing, empowerment, and emotional support for survivors of sexual assault.

Contact Teresa at teresa.stire@mail.wvu.edu.

Success Not Excess

Group for students who are contemplating their use of substances. (Note: this group is not for students who have been mandated for services or are currently in SAP).

Contact Susie at susan.mullens@mail.wvu.edu

Acknowledging Your Grief

Supportive space to explore and work through grief. This group will help you set aside a time and place to reflect, remember, and heal.

Contact Layne at layne.kehl@mail.wvu.edu.

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