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Counseling and Psychiatric Services Group Offerings
Free Your Mind Now:
Mindfulness is a forward-thinking approach to stress management and the treatment of depression and anxiety. Over the course of an 8-week structured program, group members will learn awareness exercises and cognitive interventions designed to help them deal with depression and anxiety and increase their feeling of control and direction in their daily lives. This group will be led by Dr. Dixie Turner on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. beginning on February 12 at the Wellness Center. A second session will begin on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. beginning on February 28. A brief interview is required to provide initial information about the group, and answer any questions participants may have. Students interested in this mindfulness group should call the Wellness Center, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, at 717-245-1663 to schedule an appointment.
Interpersonal Process Group:
This co-ed group provides students with a safe environment where they can increase their self-awareness regarding how they relate to others. The focus of the group is on examining how group members interact with each other in the room. All members are encouraged to share their personal reactions that come up in group and provide honest, respectful feedback to one another. Members are asked to make a commitment to attend all weekly group meetings and notify us ahead of time if you cannot attend that week. The group will have between 5 and 10 members and will meet every Monday, February 11 through April 29 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Kline Annex conference room. The group will be led by Drs. Don Domenici and Christine Samuelsen.
Queer and Questioning Support Group:
Do any of these thoughts seem familiar? I'm out at school, but I don’t know how to tell my family. I think I might be gay (or bi or trans etc.) but I’m not sure. I want to come out, but I’m scared. My religion/culture conflicts with my sexuality. I’m nervous about graduating and being gay in the “world.” I have a crush on someone but he/she doesn’t know I’m gay. I don’t feel comfortable in other Queer groups on campus. If so, join Queer and Questioning, a small group run by an LGBTQ identified psychologist, Dr. Aryela Levy. This group is open to queer and questioning students in ANY phase of their queer or questioning identity. If you are interested, please email email@example.com or call the Wellness Center, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, at 717-245-1663 with your available times so we can find a day and time that works best. This group will begin in February.
Conversations About Gender:
A joint offering from the Wellness Center, the Women's Center, and the Office of LGBTQ Services, this is a semi-structured, co-ed, drop-in discussion group. The purpose of this group is to facilitate dialogue about challenges, expectations, and messages regarding gender roles that men and women face. In addition, this group is about increasing self-awareness, challenging stereotypes, and sharing different perspectives regarding gender-related issues. All are welcome to share their experiences and ideas in a context of respectful dialogue. This group will be co-facilitated by Don Domenici (Wellness Center), Melissa Garcia (Women's Center), and Brian Patchcoski (LGBTQ Services). The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 12:15-1:30 p.m. beginning February 6 in HUB side room 203.
1 in 4 sexually active young people will get an STI by the age of 25. Most will not know it. Get yourself tested at the Wellness Center.
Free, confidential testing will be done every Tuesday between noon and 1 p.m. Alternative appointments are available by calling 717-245-1663.
Love Your Body Week
Monday, February 11
6 p.m., Stern Great Room: "Let's Eat!" Dinner with Jeanette DePatie a.k.a. "The Fat Chick"
Tuesday, February 12
9 a.m., Denny 212: Fat Studies class with Jeanette DePatie (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend)
12 p.m., HUB Dance Studio: "Work Out with the Fat Chick" aerobics workshop
5 p.m., Dana 110: "Suffering in Silence: Males with Eating Disorders" with Brad Kennington
Thursday, February 14
Noon, HUB tables: Eating Behaviors and Body Relationship Screening and Give-Aways!
5 p.m., Kline Center: Eating Behaviors and Body Relationship Screening and Give-Aways!
Friday, February 15
4:30 p.m., HUB Dance Studio: Zumba Class
No registration is required for exercise classes.