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Group psychotherapy has been shown to be a particularly effective tool for addressing issues common among college students, and can be a unique and powerful venue for growth and change, particularly in the interpersonal realm.
We run one or two weekly psychotherapy groups at the Counseling Center, beginning shortly after the beginning of the semester and lasting until the end of the semester. Groups are composed of 6-8 students and are led by two professional group facilitators. The group meets for an hour and a quarter every week. Members are asked to commit to attending the group consistently throughout the semester in order to enable the establishment of trusting relationships and to facilitate an ability to work through the issues that emerge. There is no specific agenda or theme for the group, and a wide variety of topics may be addressed. Students may choose to engage in group psychotherapy concurrently with individual psychotherapy if they wish.
Students who may be interested in joining a psychotherapy group may contact the Counseling Center at x5458. Students who are already engaged in individual psychotherapy are encouraged to discuss this option with their individual therapists. Groups form at the beginning of the semester, so we urge anyone interested to discuss this early in the semester.
Grief and Bereavement Group
Facilitated by Angela Bardawil
Dates and time be announced. Located at Health and Counseling Services.
A space for students who have experienced a loss in the recent or not so recent past while trying to manage the demands of academics and life at Hampshire.This will be a comfortable setting offering reflection, connection, and support.
General Psychotherapy Group
Facilitated by Liz Schewe
Dates and time to be announced. Located at Health and Counseling Services.
The general psychotherapy group is a weekly, confidential process group for Hampshire College students seeking support for struggles related to mental health, relationships, identity, and academics.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
Facilitated by Reyn Stifler
Dates and time to be announces. Located at Health and Counseling Services
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) combines behavioral therapy techniques with Eastern philosophy to help you learn skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation.