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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2019 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 email@example.com.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
Sexual Assault Survivors
Q-mmunity Support Group
Student Assistance Program
Men's Interpersonal Process Group
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.