The SPU Student Counseling Center is committed to providing quality,
effective groups to students. Here is a list of our current groups.
Winter 2014 Groups
To register for any of
the following groups, please stop by the Student Counseling
Center prior to the start of the group to fill out an intake form.
Led by Sharon Barr-Jeffrey, MA, LMHC and Jade Browne, professional intern
Are you struggling with sadness, stress, or loneliness? Do you have a hard time being yourself in relationships? Do you want a safe place to express yourself and relate with others? This confidential and supportive group is an incredible way to grow alongside other women, learn how to build trust and intimacy, enjoy more freedom in relationship, share ongoing struggles in life, learn how to communicate more effectively, learn how to set boundaries, heal from the past, and celebrate life in community.
Who is this group for? Female undergraduate students. No previous counseling experience required. If you are currently participating in individual counseling, you are also welcome to participate in group. To discuss your interest, ask questions, and/or hear more details, please contact Sharon Barr-Jeffrey at email@example.com or 281-2887.
Led by Dave Lutz, MA, LMFT and Sean Hogan, professional intern
MAN Group is a growth and support group for men who wish to be challenged to reach their highest potential. Much like a band of brothers, we learn how to know and be known, to let go of old roles and patterns, and to support each other along the way so we don’t have to go it alone.
Group will be help on Thursdays from 1-2:30 during winter quarter. Contact Dave if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information to come.
Managing Your Emotions Group
Led by Emily Zeimet, MS, LMFT and Shannon Shively, professional intern
Managing Your Emotions (MYE) is a psycho-educational group based on current research about how to regulate and cope with emotions. Skills will be taught each week with a focus on mindfulness, interpersonal relationships, emotion regulation and distress tolerance. There will be weekly homework in order to practice the skills, which we will process together each week.
The group runs for 1.5 hours for 8 weeks and will most likely be held on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30.
Contact Emily at email@example.com or 206-281-2630 if interested.
Led by Renee Calm, MS, LMFTA
Grief and loss can feel overwhelming at times, and it can be difficult to discuss these feelings with those closest to you. You do not have to go through this grieving process alone. With the guidance of a therapist’s facilitation, you can have a chance to process your loss, explore your feelings, and share in your peers experience with grief.
The purpose of this group is to give you the opportunity to discuss loss and the challenges that surround it in a confidential and supportive setting. Ideally this experience will begin the process of healing from grief and bring you the support that is necessary to work through losing someone you care for.
Who is this group for? Men and women who are seeking support for the loss of a family member, loved one or friend. The members need to be current undergraduate students at Seattle Pacific University. No previous counseling experience required. If you are currently participating in individual counseling, you are also welcome to participate in this group.
Start Date is TBD
Group may be extended into spring quarter, depending on participant interest.
To discuss your interest, ask questions, and/or hear more details, please contact Renee Calm at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 286-7100
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