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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 by phone at 304-293-4431 or email at christine.simpson@mail.wvu.edu.

Spring 2019 Groups

Interpersonal Groups

Groups for students 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.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Contact Christine at  christine.simpson@mail.wvu.edu.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Contact Christine at  christine.simpson@mail.wvu.edu.

Women’s Group

Interpersonal process and support 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.

Anxiety 101 Group

Anxiety 101 is a 3-week workshop where students will learn strategies to help manage anxiety. Students will learn about changing unhelpful thinking styles, incorporating mindfulness into their daily routines, and utilizing relaxation techniques to cope with anxiety. This workshop is perfect for students who could benefit from gaining information and learning skills to manage anxiety symptoms. This workshop will repeat every 4 weeks throughout the spring semester.

Contact Sara Troupe at Sara.Troupe@mail.wvu.edu for more information.

Social Anxiety Group

8-week psychoeducational group for individuals with social anxiety.  It will include cognitive restructuring, graduated exposure, and focus on: social skills, assertiveness, performance/test anxiety, and self-esteem.

Contact Matt at Matthew.Kellar@mail.wvu.edu.

Sexual Assault Survivors

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.    

Q-mmunity Support Group

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

Contact Stephanie at stephanie.harrison@mail.wvu.edu or Jeneice at JLShaw@mail.wvu.edu.

Student Assistance Program

Groups for students who want to learn more about drug and alcohol use. Multiple groups meet throughout the semester. 

Contact Missy at Melissa.Pforr@mail.wvu.edu.


Men's Interpersonal Process Group

This interpersonal process group offers men the opportunity to change ineffective patterns of thought and behavior, as well as explore and practice skills that have been shown to improve men's personal and social lives. 

Contact Narayan at ngold@mail.wvu.edu.

Life After Loss

A group offering support, understanding, and acceptance in a safe and confidential setting to help you work through your grief. No matter where you are at in this process, you are not alone in your grieving. Grieving the loss of an important person in your life is challenging and best supported in a group setting where sharing is done with others who can relate. College campuses can be a difficult environment to find a place to stop and reflect on the impact of losing someone. This group will help you set aside a time and place to reflect, remember and heal.

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

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group

Weekly, skill-based group where participants can explore meditation techniques that assist in bringing attention to the present moment to help manage stress in life.

Contact Yaping at yaping.anderson@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.

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

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