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FALL 2018 MONSOUR GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS

Support Programs at Monsour Counseling & Psychological Services

 

The following are groups and workshops sponsored by Monsour Counseling and Psychological services and available to all 7C students. Please email the contact person if you are interested in any of the groups below or have any questions. For any other general group inquiries, contact Sean.Cheng@claremont. edu.

 

Distress Tolerance Workshop

This workshop will offer students the opportunity to develop skills to cope with overwhelming emotions and increase mental flexibility. The workshop also allows students to practice mindfulness and access their intuitive self while developing healthy communication strategies.

Meeting times are 9/27, 10/4, 10/19, 10/24, 10/30, 11/8, email for specific times. 

For more information, please contact Anushree Belur (Anushree.Belur@claremont.edu).

Queer Support Group*

This group is open to any students of the 7C’s who identify as queer and are looking for ways to connect with other queer-identified students for support. Weekly group topics are initiated by group members and may include identity development, coming out, intersectionality, academic concerns, experiences as a queer or trans person of color, feeling safe on campus, family issues, religion, stress/coping, and relationships/ dating issues.

Meeting times are Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM, starting September 26th.

For more information, please contact Mary Weber (Mary.Weber@claremont.edu).

 

Students of Color Group*

This group provides a safe space for students of color to discuss the complexities of navigating personal and interpersonal spaces within and outside of The Claremont Consortium. Students can discuss, explore, and give voice to feelings and experiences related to culture shock, campus climate, racism, racial identity, oppression and privilege, self-esteem, relationships, family, intersectionality, stress/coping, and other topics of interest. 

Meetings will be held Fridays, 2:30-4 PM, starting Oct. 5th.

For more information, please contact Lisette Sanchez (Lisette.Sanchez2@claremont.edu) or Dana Reyes (Dana.Reyes@claremont.edu).

 

Getting Unstuck*

This workshop focuses on helping you understand depressive symptoms and building skills to manage these symptoms. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to (1) understanding depression, (2) exploring how thoughts and behaviors impact depression and (3) addressing how you can begin to make changes to thoughts and behaviors in order to better manage depression. By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for getting unstuck.

Meeting times are Fridays 1-2 PM, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9.

For more information, please contact Mary Weber (Mary.Weber@claremont.edu).

 

Women's Group*

This group is for women who would like to share and explore issues that have a daily effect on their lives. Participants will receive and provide support to realize an empowered living. Topics for discussion include: self-esteem, responsibility for others and need for self-care, family, relationships and intimacy, communication, academic pressure, and life transitions. 

Meetings will be held Wednesdays, 4-5 PM, starting October 3rd.

For more information, please contact Beth Perlman (Beth.Perlman@Claremont.edu) or Carrie Park (Carrie.Park@claremont.edu).

 

Men's Group*

This group focuses on men learning to improve their relationships with others and deepen their understanding of themselves. Typical themes include building confidence, learning about aspects of masculinity (e.g., embodiment of strength), and discussing their roles as men. Similar to other therapy groups, this group is open to other topics, including depression, anxiety, adjustment, and other personal concerns that may or may not be related to one’s gender identity. The group offers a safe place for members to share honest thoughts and support one another in meeting their personal goals.
Meetings will be held Mondays 3:00-4:30 PM, starting September 10th.
For more information, please contact Sean Cheng (Sean.Cheng@claremont.edu) or Grant Goodman (grant.goodman@claremont.edu).

 

Anxiety Toolbox Workshop*

This three-session workshop focuses on helping you understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to (1) understanding anxiety, (2) introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety, and (3) developing alternative responses to anxiety. By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for managing anxiety.

Meetings will be held Fridays 1:00-2:00 PM, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19.

For more information, please contact Vilma Fuentes (Vilma.Fuentes@claremont.edu).

 

*Group requires a group screening appointment. Please contact group leader for details.

 

Please email the contact person if you are interested in any of the groups above or have any questions.

 

Unless otherwise noted, all groups will take place in the conference room, 2nd floor of Tranquada Building (next to the elevator).