Group Counseling

CAPS Group Counseling flyer (CU NetID required)
 

Group counseling is one of the most effective tools for addressing issues common among college students. For many students, it can be more effective than individual counseling.

Our support groups and group therapy offer a safe environment to discuss problems with others who are dealing with similar concerns. Most students – although somewhat apprehensive at first – report that they find the group experience to be helpful far beyond their expectations.

  • Most groups are being offered by secure Zoom platform, accessed by logging in to myCornellHealth.
  • Group counseling is available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in Ithaca.
  • Each group is led by one or more professional counselors.
  • Groups usually meet weekly for a 90-minute session.
  • Participation is FREE for registered Cornell students.
  • Groups are private and confidential; all members must agree that what is disclosed in sessions cannot be shared outside of the group.

See the Fall 2022 group offerings below

How to join (or learn more about) a group 

Most groups require potential members to have a brief group orientation with the group leader(s) to see if the group is the right one for you. (Group descriptions below indicate whether an orientation is required.)

If you’re already seeing a counselor at Cornell Health, you may ask them about joining the group. Otherwise, please schedule an "access" appointment to discuss your interest with a CAPS counselor. You may do so online at myCornellHealth, or by calling Cornell Health during business hours at 607-255-5155.  

Fall 2022 groups

== MONDAYS ==

Anxiety & You: Managing Anxiety in Times of Uncertainty

  • Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm via Zoom, occurring between October 17 and November 14
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students 
  • 5 weekly sessions – group orientation required; no drop-ins
  • Facilitators:  Travis Winter, LCSW-R and Eve Abrams, LCSW-R

This group will be a psychoeducational and hands-on 5 session series designed to help students understand, manage, and treat anxiety and with the goal of helping each student develop an individualized treatment plan for themselves. Each session will have a theme (regular attendance is expected):
 
Session #1: Understanding anxiety
Session #2: Cognitive strategies to combat anxiety
Session #3: Gradually facing fears
Session #4: Mindfulness/Anxiety management strategies
Session #5: TBA Determined by participants

Students are encouraged to practice skills outside of sessions and report back so successes can be celebrated, plans can be adjusted as needed, and obstacles can be problem-solved.

Building Resiliency with DBT Skills

  • Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm via Zoom, beginning October 24, ending November 28
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly semester group – group orientation required; no drop-ins
  • Facilitators: Qiana Watson, LMSW and Wahieñhawi “Hawi” Hall, LCSW

In this 6-week condensed DBT skills group you will learn the 4 main components of DBT: skills and strategies to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions, how to manage your emotions, how to deal with difficult situations effectively, manage conflict, and how to build relationships through psychoeducation and homework. Weekly group attendance is required.

Week 1: Mindfulness
Week 2: Emotion Regulation
Week 3: Mindfulness
Week 4: Distress Tolerance
Week 5: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Week 6: Mindfulness

Graduate Women's Process Group

  • Mondays, 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 26
  • Open to self-identifying graduate women 
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Courtney MaeRose, LMSW and Alison Bliss, LCSW

The Graduate Women's group is a weekly support group that will provide a safe space for women pursuing graduate degrees to share and explore challenges, stressors, and successes in managing life as it is. This group is an opportunity to explore varying topics such as imposter syndrome, symptoms of anxiety and depression, managing intersectional identities in the workspace, questioning gender and sexuality, navigating work environments, family dynamics, dating and relationships, feeling far from home, finding strategies for stress management. Group members are invited to bring forward additional areas of concern. This group serves as a safe and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate women and the group facilitators.

Life Altering Illness Support Group

  • Mondays, 3:15-4:30 pm, via Zoom, beginning September 19
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students 
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Alaina Zapf, PsyD and Tessa Friedeborn, LCSW

This group is for students who are dealing with medical illnesses that are ongoing/chronic and have a significant impact on their life. These illnesses do not have to be visible, and individuals can be in any stage of their illness (recently diagnosed, struggling with figuring out a diagnosis, in remission). This is an opportunity for group members to connect with peers around the realities associated with living with a chronic illness, while being a student at Cornell, and share support, comfort, and coping strategies in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Roll Advantage: A Dungeon and Dragon’s Therapy Group

  • Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 18 (no group sessions on 9/26, 10/10, or 11/24)
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Aden Cook, PsyD and Sophia Scholl, PsyD

This group, facilitated by CAPS therapists, uses the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons to help participants improve their frustration tolerance, develop creative problem-solving skills, learn to take the perspective of others, and cultivate communication and collaboration skills. Participants are invited to create and role-play a character and work with other group members as they embark on a quest in this collaboratively built adventure. Each session will provide the opportunity to learn, grow, and practice new skills related to self-regulation, planning, collaboration, and perspective-building in a supportive and safe environment. We will meet online and all required materials will be provided. No experience with tabletop role-playing games is necessary, and all materials will be provided.

== TUESDAYS ==

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) for Anxiety & Depression

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 20
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students 
  • Weekly semester group – no drop ins; group orientation required with Cory Myler
  • Facilitators: Cory Myler, PhD and Alex Julian, PhD

This group will focus on "getting better at feeling" rather than "feeling better," how to best have pain rather than get rid of pain, and how to accept internal experiences (e.g., thoughts and emotions) rather than control them. We will work on the identification of personal values and how to engage in action/behavior that is congruent with those values, even while uncomfortable internal experiences persist.

The format of the group is a mixture of "didactic" and "process"; the group will start out very class-like, with facilitators using slides and a book, "The Happiness Trap", to explain concepts and principles. As the group progresses, it will become more like a traditional therapy group, with more opportunity for interaction between group members and sharing personal experiences.

CHEP Recovery Group

  • Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm via Zoom, beginning September 27
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate/professional students
  • Weekly semester group – no drop ins; group orientation required
  • Facilitator: Penny Krainin, PhD

The CHEP recovery group is a support group for students who have already sought help for an eating disorder and are in the process of ongoing treatment and recovery. The group provides a strongly recovery-focused environment and allows for building skills, sharing wisdom, and fostering self-compassion with peers that have also participated in eating disorder treatment.

De-Stress with Less: Tools for Relaxation Without Relying on Substances

  • Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 pm via Zoom, beginning October 18 (weekly: 10/18-11/15)
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate/professional students
  • 4 weekly sessions, recommending attendance at all 4, group orientation required.
  • Counselor: Linda Stout, MSEd, Master CASAC

This 4-session group welcomes undergraduate and graduate students who would like to explore connections around their emotions and substance use patterns – and support each other in a confidential space. Learn skills each week to take care of yourself in the midst of strong emotions – without overdoing substances. Facilitators will share emotional first aid concepts like HALT (recognizing when hungry, angry, lonely or tired), learn more about emotions and offer self-care methods. In each session, students can learn to slow down and gain experience in basic mindfulness skills, including urge surfing, to deal with difficult emotions.

International Student Process Group

  • Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 20
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students,
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Karen Williams, PhD and Theo Bizimana, LMHC

As an international student, you may encounter unique challenges such as having to quickly adapt to a very different classroom environment and teaching style, having to write papers in a language that you are still learning, making it difficult to express your thought exactly how you want to. It is also common to feel confused by the social cues you get from your American peers and on top of everything, you may feel additional pressure to do well in your classes due to your visa status and certain expectations of your family. These factors can cause increased levels of stress, feelings of anxiety and depression. This group will provide a safe space to explore and process your experience, tips and strategies will be shared to assist in navigating challenges. The group therapist (a former international student herself) will provide a confidential zoom space where each participant can feel comfortable to share and learn skills to manage their unique difficulties, feel supported and build connection with other international students.

LGBTQ+ Support/Process Group for Graduate Students

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom, two sessions available: session one 9/20/22 - 10/25/22 (five weeks, no session 10/11 for Fall Break), session two 11/1/22 - 12/6/22 (six weeks)
  • Open to graduate / professional students
  • Weekly half semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Kimberly VanNorman, LCSW and Janna Buckwalter, LMHC

This group provides a safe, affirming space for graduate and professional students of any gender who identify as LGBTQ+. Here you will find an opportunity to explore, embrace, question, and share all aspects of your identity. As we connect through shared identities, we welcome you to bring your whole self as we discuss various topics such as coming out, transitioning, relationships, depression, anxiety, and stress. Other relevant topics may include, but are not limited to, advisor/program dynamics, working with uncertainty, stress management, family dynamics, dating, social isolation/connection, as well as any topic that you would like to bring that is relevant to your lived experience. New to groups? No problem! Come join us for a welcoming atmosphere and weekly support, processing, and psychoeducation.

Moving Forward: A Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence

  • Tuesdays, from 3:30 - 4:45 pm, beginning September 20
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate, professional and graduate students
  • Weekly semester drop-in group – come to one or all meetings; group orientation required
  • Facilitators: Victim Advocate Janet Shortall, MDiv, MA and Aurora Tivey, LMSW

Students of all genders who have experienced unwanted and/or non-consensual sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma are encouraged to consider whether this private and confidential support group may be helpful to them. The group will be a space for those who have experienced sexual violence in recent months or years to gain support from one another and explore ways to heal in the aftermath of an assault. Discussion topics to include: Myth-busting, coping, managing triggers and flashbacks, trust and safety, fear, anger and sadness, grief and shame, body image, self-esteem, intimacy, sexuality and self-care, and identifying ongoing support.

Moving Forward After Sexual Violence Support Gatherings Flyer (CU NetID required, link coming soon)

Perfectionism: From Paralysis to Progress

  • Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm via Zoom, beginning October 4
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • 9 weekly sessions; group orientation required; no drop-ins
  • Counselors: Travis Winter, LCSW-R and Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD

Many of us are taught to believe that perfectionism is a good thing and will allow us to be better students. While there’s nothing wrong with striving to be your best, aiming for perfection can come with a cost, and actually lead to poorer performance, social and emotional difficulties, and other challenges.

This is a 9-week psychoeducation and mutual support group to address the challenge of perfectionism.

Each session will have a theme (regular attendance is expected):

Week #1: What is perfectionism
Week #2:  Understanding perfectionism
Week #3: What keeps perfectionism going?
Week #4: Changing perfectionism
Week #5:  Reducing my perfectionism behaviors
Week #6: Challenging my perfectionistic thinking
Week #7 Adjusting unhelpful rules and assumptions
Week #8: Re-evaluating the importance of achieving
Week #9: Putting it all together

Students are encouraged to practice skills outside of sessions and report back so successes can be celebrated, support offered, and obstacles can be problem-solved.

Understanding Self & Others: An Undergraduate Process Group

  • Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm via zoom, beginning September 27
  • Open to undergraduate students 
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R and Qiana Watson, LMSW

This group offers an opportunity to work through a broad range of issues facing students, including (but not limited to) academics, peer or romantic relationships, impacts of racism, family issues, the challenges of communication (including online), personal growth, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, sexuality and gender identity. And, more than ever, this group will also be a place to process managing uncertainty, social isolation, and the ever-changing political and economic climate. The group will offer honest, gentle feedback from both therapists and participants about ways that you might be behaving and thinking that may seem unhelpful to yourself or others. These interactions give members an opportunity to gain insight, knowledge, and skills, and explore new ways of thinking and interacting in a safe, confidential environment.

== WEDNESDAYS ==

Collaborative Health and Eating Program (CHEP) Education Group

  • Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 21
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students 
  • Weekly semester group – no drop ins; group orientation required
  • Facilitators: April Campanelli, LMSW and Alaina Zapf, PsyD

Do you think about eating, your body, or exercise often? Are these patterns negatively impacting your academic performance, social life, or physical health? The Collaborative Health and Eating Program (CHEP) Education Group is a psychoeducational group designed for students who are experiencing all aspects of disordered eating and body image concerns. This group addresses various topics including motivation, coping skills, internalized messages about eating, body shape/size, and health, intuitive eating and movement, intuitive relationships, and values. The group provides an emphasis on education; however, it will also serve as a safe and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from group members and facilitators.

Discover Recovery

  • Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, via Zoom, beginning September 14
  • Orientation required; open enrollment
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Counselors: Jacob Parker Carver, LMSW and Brett Henson, LMSW

Recovery from Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) can mean a lot of different things. For many people it's about giving up a specific substance that has caused a lot of problems, for others it's a commitment to full sobriety. It's common to quit using for weeks or months at a time to improve physical and mental health, and some people decide that ongoing abstinence is an important part of their long-term wellness. Whether you're dropping one substance or many, planning short-term or long-term, this group is for you... because we believe you're in recovery when you say you are.

We know that AOD Recovery is about a lot more than sobriety... It's about understanding your values, enhancing motivation, and building a life you don't need to escape from. Each week we'll help identify common triggers, develop strategies for responding to cravings/urges, and explore experiences that provide genuine fulfillment - so you can lead your best life while maintaining abstinence from one or more substances. Most importantly we'll hold a safe space for each other, and work to establish a community of authentic mutual support. This is primarily a process group, with room for education and skill building as requested by participants.

Finding Your Focus Support Group

  • Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 7
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly sessions – group orientation required; drop-ins welcome
  • Facilitator: Emily McClintock, MSEd, MHC-LP

Be it focusing on class work or figuring out our daily living, ADHD Neurodivergence can be difficult to handle. This group is for anyone seeking to find better ways to manage and succeed with ADHD or ADHD symptoms – Not just play catchup with the rest of the world. Each week we’ll discuss a different topic related to attention and focus and how these challenges affect us academically, socially, and holistically. This is a psychoeducational support space run by an ADHD facilitator with ADHD in mind. No diagnosis needed nor provided. Coming as needed is always welcome.

Grief Support Group

  • Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm in-person at Cornell Health, masks required, beginning October 5th
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required (orientation can be via telehealth)
  • Counselors: Katherine Goldberg, DVM, LMSW and Hannah Priestley, LMSW

This is a weekly, confidential support group for enrolled Cornell undergraduate and graduate students who have suffered the death of a family member or other significant person. The group is open to those whose loss occurred some time ago as well as those for whom the loss is more recent. The focus of group will vary depending on members' needs and preferences.

LGBTQ+ Support Group for Undergraduates & Graduates

  • Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom beginning October 12 (enrollment remains open to new participants)
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly sessions – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Alison Bliss, LCSW and Dani Keenan, LCSW

Have you ever wanted a safe space to explore and talk with others about the challenges and joys related to your sexuality and/or your gender identity? If so, this group is an opportunity for you to do just that. We will meet on a weekly basis in a confidential and affirming group to talk, connect with each other, and offer emotional support. We will explore themes that are relevant to your life such as relationships with family and friends, dating, coming out, being out, transitioning, and ways to embrace all of who you are. Lastly, this group is open to other topics, such as depression, anxiety, etc., not related to one’s sexual orientation. We want you to bring all of who you are.

Tools For Feeling Better

  • Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 pm via Zoom in two four-week cycles: 1st cycle: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19;  2nd cycle: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Four weekly sessions – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Sheila Singh, PhD & Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R

This four-session group teaches students some evidence-based mindfulness practices to help them deal more effectively with difficult thoughts and feelings.  Students can expect that over the course of this group they will increase their capacity to manage life’s challenges with greater skillfulness allowing them to put more energy toward doing what gives their lives value, meaning and purpose.

Untamed: An All-Gender Mindfulness Movement Group

  • Wednesday, 2:00-3:30 pm in-person at Cornell Health, masks required, beginning October 5
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required (orientation can be via telehealth)
  • Counselors: Sophia Scholl, PsyD and Kate Evans, LMHC

This ten session group is open to all-genders (cis, fluid, trans, and non-binary) of all ethnicities, bodies, and abilities. Group sessions will focus on weekly themes encompassing self-empowerment, identity exploration, and self-compassion. Group will combine processing and education with guided movement and meditation to address symptoms of anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Together we will create a safe space to share and express yourself with others. Through these interventions group members will increase their understanding of the psychophysiological benefits of the skills practiced and how to utilize these skills daily to improve overall wellbeing.

== THURSDAYS ==

Anxiety & You: Managing Anxiety in Times of Uncertainty 

  • Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 pm via Zoom, occurring between September 15 through October 13
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • 5 weekly sessions – group orientation required; no drop-ins
  • Counselors: Travis Winter, LCSW-R and Qiana Watson, LMSW

This group will be a psychoeducational and hands-on five-session series designed to help students understand, manage, and treat anxiety and with the goal of helping each student develop an individualized treatment plan for themselves. Each session will have a theme (regular attendance is expected):
 
Session #1: Understanding anxiety
Session #2: Cognitive strategies to combat anxiety
Session #3: Gradually facing fears
Session #4: Mindfulness/Anxiety management strategies
Session #5: TBA Determined by participants

Students are encouraged to practice skills outside of sessions and report back so successes can be celebrated, plans can be adjusted as needed, and obstacles can be problem-solved.

"BEING": A Processing & Motivational Group for Graduate Students of Color 

“BEING” is a safe and confidential group for graduate and undergraduate students of Color who are looking for support and insight through connection. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Process complex thoughts, feelings, ideas, and experiences (personal, academic, and professional);  
  • Focus on creating healthy solutions and offer motivation for effective shifts in perceptions, thinking, and behavior;  
  • Discuss and process experiences as a person of Color on Cornell campus;  
  • Share ideas about how to be successful and most effective when dealing with microaggressions and other forms of racism and discrimination;  
  • Identify the interconnections of forms of oppression with experiences of those inside and outside of the group; and
  • Develop camaraderie with others through discourse, understanding, and appreciation of others’ lived realities.

"BEING" Group flyer (CU NetID required)

Gender Expansive Process Group

  • Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 8
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students,Transgender, Non-binary, Gender non-conforming, Gender Questioning
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Aden Cook, PsyD and Karen Williams, PhD

This group is a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental space open to transgender, Two-Spirit, nonbinary, intersex, and genderqueer people. All of these identities or experiences are welcome! This group is for you if you are considering socially or medically transitioning. This group is for you if you want a space where you can be open about your history of trans experience. This group is for you if you are nonbinary/genderqueer and seeking a welcoming space to explore your identity and lived experiences. This group seeks to provide you with a judgement-free space to be present in your gender identity without having to explain or educate others while also facilitating connection with other gender-expansive folks.

Graduate Women's Process Group

  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 22
  • Open to self-identifying graduate women
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors:  April Campanelli, LMSW and Courtney MaeRose, LMSW

The Graduate Women's group is a weekly process group that will provide a safe space for women pursuing graduate degrees to share and explore challenges, stressors, and successes in managing life as it is. This group is an opportunity to explore varying topics such as imposter syndrome, symptoms of anxiety and depression, managing intersectional identities in the workspace, questioning gender and sexuality, navigating work environments, family dynamics, dating and relationships, feeling far from home, finding strategies for stress management. Group members are invited to bring forward additional areas of concern. This group serves as a safe and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate women and the group facilitators.

Managing Anxiety and Depression Through Body Mindfulness

  • Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 22
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselor: Maurice Haltom, LCSW-R

This group will explore mind-body patterns (e.g., tensions, worry, negative thought patterns, etc.) which may arise from acute stress. Focus will be on "listening" to body sensations and to cultivate self-soothing strategies that offer support during times of uncertainty. Simple body/mind practices (e.g., breathing techniques, movement, postures) from a variety of traditions will be explored together to enhance the relaxation response to manage the stress response. The group will be comprised of educations, discussion and practice.

Positive Action Through Interaction: A Graduate Student Group for All Genders

  • Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:45 pm via Zoom, beginning September 22
  • Open to graduate students
  • Weekly semester group – no drop-ins; group orientation required
  • Counselors: Cory Myler, PhD and Sheila Singh, PhD

This group is appropriate for any graduate students who have life dissatisfaction or distress that is primarily linked to how they experience their relationships with important people in their lives (e.g., friends, family, advisors, partners) AND who want to work on being more effective in those relationships. Insight in this group is generally gained through discussion with and feedback from the other group members; however, some mindfulness-based techniques will also be introduced to facilitate this process.  In addition, group will also provide a safer space to practice new, healthier ways of relating to others with the idea that you can 'try it on' in group and 'wear it' in your day-to-day life.  There may also be occasional invitations to enact "experiments" with these insights in your relationships and activities outside of group.

Women of Color Process Group

The Women of Color Process Group is for any woman who identifies as Black, Indigenous or Person of Color (BIPOC). This group has been designed to provide a space for women of color to support each other around issues unique to their shared experience. This weekly processing group will provide a safe and supportive environment to discuss topics such as mental health, racial trauma, culture, intersectional identities and experiences, interpersonal relationships, and what it is like to be a woman of color at Cornell University.

== FRIDAYS ==

Substance Use Strategies and Support: Find What Works For You 

  • Fridays, 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom, beginning September 16
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students
  • Weekly semester group, orientation required, open enrollment 
  • Counselors: Jacob Parker Carver, LMSW and Theo Bizimana, LMHC

So maybe you smoke, maybe you drink, and maybe you do other drugs... but you're noticing some drawbacks. Some people might benefit from reducing their use, some might want to stop altogether, and others might just be more intentional about how and when they use. Let's talk about it and find what works for you. 

This group will provide a safe and empowering place to talk about substance use, notice patterns, and identify individual goals. Discussion will revolve around values and motivations, exploring behaviors that support the life you want to have and the person you want to be. Most of the content will be based on ideas and questions from those in attendance, each session will include a theme to anchor group discussion with space for reviewing important topics and developing practical skills. Participants are expected to treat each other with dignity and respect, encouraged to search for the wisdom in each other’s experiences.

== DAY TO BE DETERMINED ==

Advocates for Athletes Group

This confidential group provides a space for athletes to gain support from peers and learn skills relevant to managing a healthy balance of academics and athletics at Cornell. The group will meet on a weekly basis and the focus will be contingent on the individual needs and experiences of group members. Explored themes could include injury and setbacks, performance anxiety, team dynamics, time management, and stress reduction.

Process Group for Black Men

  • Start date to be determined
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate / professional students 
  • Weekly semester group – no drop ins; group orientation required
  • Counselor: Maurice Haltom, LCSW-R

The Process Group for Graduate and Undergraduate Black Men (all self-identifying black men welcome) provides a supportive space for any self-identifying Black men to process feelings and experiences related to being Black men at Cornell.  We hope to foster community and engage members to explore and discuss various topics. Some themes that may be discussed in our weekly session could include experiences of micro-aggressions, marginality, racism, masculinity, sexuality, conflicting values, academic/career concerns, and mental health, as well as other topics men may bring to table. This group aims to create  a safe space to grapple with challenges and also affirm and be energized by resilience which has historically been a significant strength in Black men.