Personal Counseling and Testing offers free spring groups

Personal Counseling and Testing offers free spring groups

The Personal Counseling and Testing center is offering several free counseling groups during spring semester. Meeting with other people to share your concerns is a great way to gain support and explore new strategies to help you cope through difficult times. Interested students are encouraged to sign up for a brief intake interview by calling (651) 962-6780 or visiting Personal Counseling in Room 356, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

Here are the groups that will meet during spring semester:

Job Search Support Group – Does it seem like everyone you know already has found an exciting job to begin following graduation? Are you worried that you’re the only one who still hasn’t lined up that great summer internship? Would you like to learn more about the job search process and how to make it work for you? The Job Search Support Group is a semi-structured group that will meet throughout the spring semester. In this group, you will be able to share some of your feelings about this often stressful process while working with others who can provide support and encouragement and keep you on track with your own job or internship search. In addition, you’ll learn valuable skills that will help you navigate the job search process step-by-step.  For more information or to set up a brief screening appointment over the phone, call Stephen Glomb, (651) 962-6780.

Grief Support Group – The goal of this group is for students, faculty and staff to be able to confidentially share their feelings related to experiences of grief and loss. Meet with others in a supportive atmosphere and gain a better understanding of how to cope when going through emotionally difficult times. This ongoing group meets from noon to 1 p.m. every other Wednesday in Room 356, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Contact Sarah Armstrong for more information, (651) 962-6780.

Cross-Cultural Adoption Group – Were you adopted into a family of a different race or ethnicity from your own? Sometimes this can make you feel different from your family and peers. If this is true for you, you may want to check out the Cross-Cultural Adoption Group. This group will focus on how your identity, feelings and relationships might be affected by your cross-cultural experience. The meetings will offer a safe and supportive space to talk about your experiences and to learn helpful strategies for integrating your identity and maintaining your well-being. Contact Kelly Petrino in the Personal Counseling Center. (651) 962-6780, for more information and to schedule a pre-group interview.