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Winter 2017 Support Groups

Confidential Support Group: Sexual Assault Survivors

The group is open to female identifying individuals who have survived sexual assault in their lives. This confidential space hopes to provide a safe space for survivors to talk about their experience and gain support from others who lived through similar experiences.

  • Group meets on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center Conference Room 184 starting Week 3 through Week 9
  • Please contact Dr. Heather Dannison & Dr. Erika Driver with additional questions at heather.dannison@kzoo.edu/erika.driver@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.7348/269.337.5782

Connections

This is a group open to all individuals interested in learning how to establish, develop, and maintain healthy relationships in a supportive environment.

  • Group meets on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center Waiting Room starting Week 2 through Week 9
  • Please contact Dr. Erika Driver & Shelee-Ann Flemmings, M.A. with additional questions at erika.driver@kzoo.edu/shelee-ann.flemmings@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.5782

Feeling Good Group

This is a treatment group for those who identify as depressed or fear relapse. Learn To: Stay In Today; Relate Not Isolate; Radically Accept Not Resign; Self-Affirm & Quiet The Internal Critic; Go for Peak Performance Not Perfection; Mindfully Disengage From Negative Thoughts

  • Group meets on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in the Counseling Center Waiting Room starting Week 3 through Week 9
  • Complete an intake on the computer in the Counseling Center Waiting Room if interested and an appointment will be scheduled for a screening
  • Please contact Dr. Alan Hill with additional questions at alan.hill@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.7190

Managing Anxiety: Launching out of the K-Bubble

This is a group open to all who would like to discuss and process their struggles with anxiety about graduation, post-graduation initiatives, and managing relationships that will change upon graduation.

  • Group meets on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in Counseling Center Conference Room 184 starting Week 4 through Week 9.
  • Please contact Anthony Daniel, MSW or Dawnielle Simmons, M.Ed. with additional questions at anthony.daniel@kzoo.edu or dawnielle.simmons@kzoo.edu.

Soul Circle

This group provides a safe and supportive environment to discuss pertinent issues related to race and gender. We welcome all students of color who identify as a woman, gender queer & non-conforming, and transgender to participate.

  • Group meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Intercultural Center starting Week 2 through Week 9
  • Please contact Dr. Kenlana Ferguson with additional questions at kenlana.ferguson@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.7191

Trans* Support Group

This is a group for individuals questioning their gender identity, or for transgender, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary persons.

  • Group meets on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Conference Room 184 starting Week 1 through Week 10
  • Please contact Dr. Heather Dannison with additional questions at heather.dannison@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.7348

What Does It Mean to Be White?: A Group to Facilitate Personal Reflection and Social Change

This group will provide a space for White students to have meaningful dialogues about race and racism. Topics of discussion will include: how race shapes the lives of White people, colorblind racism, common patterns of well-intentioned White people, and popular White Narratives that deny racism. Participants will also learn strategies to take action against racism and oppression.

  • Group meets on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in Counseling Center Conference Room 184 starting Week 4 through Week 10.
  • Please contact Dr. Alan Hill or Michelle Stahl, M.A. with additional questions at alan.hill@kzoo.edu/michelle.stahl@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.7190