ACT After Trauma

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was developed as an intervention to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, be more focused on important values and goals, and focus less on painful thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The basis of ACT is the idea that trying to avoid pain comes at a cost: the cost of the ability to fully engage in a life that is meaningful to you. Through ACT, we can learn new ways to cope with the pain of traumatic experiences while making room for the important things in our lives. This structured group is based on a 8-week curriculum suitable for a variety of traumatic experiences, and is geared towards students who are interested in learning specific tangible skills. Requires a pre-group appointment. Contact ellen.davis@oregonstate.edu to schedule.

 

Courage, Compassion, and Connection

Feeling disconnected, alone, and/or innately flawed impairs our ability to authentically and successfully engage with others, ourselves, and the world. This group provides opportunities to build insight and skills while exploring the factors that keep us stuck, and the strategies and practices that free us to feel joy, engagement, and acceptance. Requires a pre-group appointment. Questions? Contact caps@oregonstate.edu.

 

DBT Skills Training: Emotional Regulation

DBT Skills Group is structured more like a class than a psychotherapy group.  Participants learn evidence based skills related to regulating emotions, coping with crises, interpersonal skills, and mindfulness through use of lecture, discussion, and most importantly, practice. Participants in this group are also engaged in individual counseling. Requires a pre-group appointment. Contact marcey.bamba@oregonstate.edu to schedule.

 

Forward Together

This group gives participants space to explore ways of moving through trauma while building support around shared experience. Topics will be largely participant-driven and may include learning coping and grounding strategies, (re)establishing trusting relationships with self and others, and integrating a self-care practice. This group is open to women and femmes (cis, trans, and gender non-conforming) who are survivors of sexual/interpersonal violence. Requires a pre-group appointment. Contact sahana.prasad@oregonstate.edu to schedule.

 

Healing Perfectionism

Pursuing perfection can ensnare us in desperate busyness, impossible standards, agonizing obsessions, punishing self-talk, and overall feelings of worthlessness and failure. Over the course of this group, you will explore the origins of your perfectionism, uncover the emotional needs driving it, and engage in transformative exercises designed to cultivate a mindful, patient, and compassionate relationship with yourself and others. Requires a pre-group appointment. Contact mark.davis@oregonstate.edu to schedule.

 

Living & Succeeding with OCD

Join other students with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in a safe and welcoming environment where you can share your experiences. Discussion topics will include diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options, and coping strategies. Requires a pre-group appointment. Contact emi.sumida@oregonstate.edu to schedule.

 

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Connect with others who understand the challenges of social anxiety in a safe group setting.  Topics include understanding social anxiety, therapies that work, emotional self-care, identifying yoru central values and goals, slow talk/slow thinking, reducing self-consciousness, and expanding your social horizons. Requires a pre-group appointment. Contact judith.rickard@oregonstate.edu to schedule.

 

Understanding Self and Others for Undergraduate Students

In a safe and energizing group of peers, learn more about yourself and work on interpersonal goals to help you have more effective and more intimate relationships with others. Requires a pre-group appointment. Questions? contact caps@oregonstate.edu.

 

Understanding Self and Others for Graduate/Non-Traditional Students

In a safe and energizing group of peers, learn more about yourself and work on interpersonal goals to help you have more effective and more intimate relationships with others. Requires a pre-group appointment. Contact caps@oregonstate.edu.