Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Groups

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS)

Group Therapy

Group therapy can be a helpful addition or alternative to individual counseling. At ECAPS, groups are free and confidential and you’re welcomed and encouraged to attend throughout your time at Emerson. Varied topics, as well as general group counseling, are offered each semester, including relaxation and stress management, trauma, and interpersonal concerns. Although it can seem scary or strange to engage in therapy with a group of others, this work offers a helpful, dynamic, and supportive environment from both peers and counselors in which to address your concerns.

Our Fall 2015 Offerings Will Include:

  • Healing Hands - Let's Talk Group

    Let’s Talk

    Our Let’s Talk groups are open to all students interested in having a safe place to work through various concerns. Reasons for joining can vary widely, including relational concerns, trouble with mood, stress and anxiety, and other issues that may impact your well-being. Join one of the groups to explore these concerns  together.

    Two separate sections:
    Section ATuesdays 5:005:50 pm
    Section BFridays 1:00
    –1:50 pm
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    Worry Workshop

    Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Come practice strategies for managing your worries and getting back to enjoying life.
    Mondays 5:005:50 pm

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    Support Made Simple: Grief Group

    On top of the pain of losing a loved one, grief can make you feel alone and isolated. Come spend time with others who truly understand what you are going through, because they have also been there.
    Fridays 2:002:50pm

  • ACOA Group

    ACOA Group

    Have you been impacted by a parent’s or other family member’s alcohol or substance abuse? This peer support group provides a safe place to share experiences and explore the effects of family addiction with those who understand.
    Thursdays 11:0011:50am

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    Relationships and Sexuality Group

    Relationships are complicated and can be a source of stress from difficult roommate situations, to break-ups. Come       to a supportive environment and explore what works for you (and doesn’t!) in all sorts of interactions.
    Mondays 6:107:00 pm

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    Support Group for Health and Mobility Challenges

    A group for those looking to connect, share stories, and support peers with similar experiences.

    Cosponsored by ECAPS and the Emerson Disability Services Office (DSO)

    Wednesdays 4:00–4:50pm

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    Mindfulness Meditation (Drop-in Group)

    This is a drop-in group focused on using mindfulness meditation for managing anxiety, stabilizing mood, and contributing to overall mental and physical well-being.
    Thursdays 4:00–4:50pm

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    Healthy Relationships Workshop Series

    A set of three drop in workshops aimed at working on communication skills, identifying the characteristics of healthy relationships, and exploring what you want out of a relationship. Feel free to attend all three or just drop into one.
    Tuesdays 5:156:45pm in the Multipurpose Room
    Dates: October 20, November 10, December 01