Group counselling

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Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness offers groups as a way for Dalhousie and King's students to build their confidence, self-improve and prepare for the demands of university life and beyond. 

The hardest part about group therapy is often joining the group! 

Eating Disorder Drop-In Group (Tuesdays 5-6:30pm)

When: Every Tuesday from 5-6:30pm starting on September 25

Where: Room 2304, Group Room 1, Student Health & Wellness Centre 

The Eating Disorder Drop-In Group is for students who are experiencing difficulties with eating in the form of: 

  • Restriction or anorexia nervosa
  • Binging with or without purging or bulimia 
  • Compulsive eating

The focus of this group is to provide a safe setting, support self-defined change and to resolve underlying feelings. 

Topics will be based on interests, needs and wishes of the participants on a weekly basis. 

This group will be facilitated by Marriam Abou-el-Haj, Psychologist with Student Health & Wellness.

Enhancing Psychological Resilience: Skills Training Group (NOW FULL)

Please note: This group is now full for the Fall term. Please check back early in the winter term as we will be running this group again in Winter 2019.

This four session counselling group will focus on four main coping skills found to enhance psychological well-being:

  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Emotion regulation skills
  • Distress tolerance skills

These research-proven skills have helped people improve mental health through symptom reduction and increasing positive life functioning.

This group is a closed group – meaning students must sign up for the entire four-week program.

It will be co-facilitated by Joanne Mills, Psychologist with Student Health & Wellness at Dalhousie and Alissa Pencer, Psychologist, faculty member in the Clinical Psychology program at Dalhousie.

 

 

 

Overcoming Anxiety: Skills Training Group (NOW FULL)

Please note: This group is now full for the Fall term. Please check back early in the winter term as we will be running this group again in Winter 2019.

Group therapy for anxiety is an intervention that helps people face their fears to manage anxiety and increase positive life functioning.

This seven-session group will teach positive coping skills for overcoming anxiety. We will cover the following topics:

  • Information about anxiety
  • The connection between thoughts, behaviour, and feelings
  • Challenging unrealistic thoughts that often fuel anxiety
  • Facing and overcoming fears

This is a closed group, so you must sign up for the entire seven-week program. 

This group will be co-facilitated by Psychology PhD Practicum Students Erin Dempsey and Colin Pridy, under the supervision of Psychologists Joanne Mills and Marriam Abou-El-Haj and Dalhousie University's Health & Wellness Counselling Services.

 

  

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