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Group Therapy Offerings

Students have access to an array of group therapy options at Stony Brook. 

Students may also decide they would benefit from other CAPS programs:

Process Groups

A group for students to better learn who they are in the context of their relationships with others. The hope is for students to be able to talk openly about their interactions and experiences of others in the group. Through this, there can be newfound recognition of themselves by feedback and exploration. Group will include a set  group of members at a set day/time throughout the semester.

Undergraduate Student Process Group

Awareness of Self and Others

  • Unique opportunity for interpersonal exploration
  • Emotionally supportive environment
  • Support and feedback offered
  • Focus is typically on relationships, intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and connection
Graduate Student Process Group

Awareness of Self and Others

  • Unique opportunity for interpersonal exploration
  • Emotionally supportive environment
  • Support and feedback offered
  • Focus is typically on relationships, intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and connection 
Chaotic Backgrounds
  • A group for people from various chaotic backgrounds (e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse; battering relationships, bullying, neglect, urban violence, etc.)
  • A space to explore how these experiences impact development of problematic patterns
  • A safe environment to gain support and learn to cope with the aftermath of a chaotic background

SUPPORT Groups

A group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement or support.  Can include set members or open enrollment.

 
Women of Color Group
  • A space for women who want to explore and process their identity as a woman of color on the SBU campus
  • May be students who are coping with feeling that they are the "only" or one of a few on campus/in the classroom
  • A group for those seeking a sense of community with other women of color
  • No registration required
Resident Assistant Support Group
  • Come and speak about the highs and lows of your RA experience in a  confidential space with people who can understand
  • No registration required

Early Recovery

 

  •  A support space for students struggling with addiction 
  • Build a community with others who are working towards sobriety and commited to change
  • Pre-screening meeting is required

Peace with Food

  •  A supportive space to build community with others who are commited/motivated to manage disordered eating behaviors in a more healthy manner
  • This is not a supplement for consistent treatment for an Eating Disorder
  • Pre-screening meeting is required

Medical/Professional Student Support

  •  A space for Medical/Professional students to find support from others dealing with similar experiences and navigating early professional life
  • Group is held at HSC to be accessible to this student population
  • No registration required

Undergraduate Support

  •  A space for undergraduate students to find support from others dealing with similar experiences and navigating life as an undergraduate student
  • Pre-screening meeting is required

Graduate Support

  •  A space for graduate students to find support from others dealing with similar experiences and navigating life as a graduate student
  • Pre-screening meeting is required

What's Next?

  • A group for students who have thought, "I thought I'd have more figured out by now?..."
  • Graduatating seniors or other students feeling confused

LGBTQ* Support

  • Share what it's like to be LGBTQ* at SBU
  • Discuss topics such as family, coming out, exploring and naming your identity, dating and more...

SKILLS GROUPS

A place for students with shared concerns/struggles to learn new tools to manage their concern.

Mood Gym
  • Come join in this "fitness" experience designed to help you strengthen your muscles for managing stress and overwhelming emotion
  • Exercises to improve your ability to express emotions effectively will be woven throughout this experience
  • No registration required


Group Programming Outside of CAPS

Academic Success and Tutoring Center
  • The Academic Success and Tutoring Center offers a number of workshops focused on improving academic functioning
  • Students who find that their emotions get in the way of successful academic performance may benefit from a number of these workshops
  • Check out specific topics through the link on the left
Krasner Psychological Center

Overcoming Social Anxiety Group

AD/HD Treatment group

631-632-7830 or Krasnercenter@stonybrook.edu

 
 

Questions? Call Us. or e-mail Lisa.Akel@stonybrook.edu

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