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Counseling Services offers group sessions for spring semester

RELEASED: Feb. 11, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Counseling Services will offer the following groups for the spring 2010 semester:

  • Advanced Assertiveness Training: 4-5p.m. Tuesdays, March 16-April 20. Participants will practice assertion skills in a six-session interactive group. Those with previous assertiveness training are encouraged to participate. Mary Belknap, a counseling intern, will facilitate the group, supervised by Dr. Adrienne Storm.
  • Body Love: A Group for Women Searching for Body Acceptance: 4-5 p.m. Mondays, March 15-April 26. This six-week group is for women struggling to accept themselves and their bodies. It will look at ways women can develop a healthy self-identity not related to looks, weight or food. Belknap and Storm will be the group facilitators.
  • Finding Hope: 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, March 10-May 5. This is an educational, cognitive and experiential group to discuss techniques, ideas and strategies for working through and alleviating depression. This is a safe, supportive and confidential group for any student who struggles with depression. Jennifer Schofield and Meghan Fisher, counseling interns, will facilitate, supervised by Pete Chellman and Dr. Roberta Goodman.
  • Friends of Active Service Members: 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 11 in the Veterans Center, Schofield Hall, Room 20. This is an unstructured support group for friends of active service members. Diane Stegner Roadt will be the group facilitator.
  • First Offenders Alcohol Education Groups. These groups are offered on an as-needed basis by counseling staff. The program meets the requirements of the Eau Claire courts' "First Time Offender" program. Call or stop by the Counseling Services office for information about when groups are offered.
  • GLBTQ Support Group: Dates to be determined after reviewing schedules. This group is a small, confidential and safe place to share successes and difficulties. Participants will explore relationships with themselves and others and look at educational materials as they pertain to the group discussions. Goodman and Schofield will be the group facilitators.
  • Grief After Loss of Life Support Group: Dates to be determined after reviewing schedules. This is a confidential and supportive group for those who are mourning the loss of a friend, loved one or family member. Educational information will be offered, along with personal sharing and healing. Goodman will be the group facilitator.

Those interested should stop by the Counseling Services office in Old Library 2122, call 715-836-5521 to set up a preregistration appointment or visit the Counseling Services Web site.

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