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Group Counseling is highly effective for many student concerns. In group counseling, therapists facilitate discussion and interactions among individuals who are often struggling with similar concerns. Through this process, individuals can hear other's perspectives, feel connection through shared experience, and practice new ways of interacting and coping. Counseling Services offers different group counseling opportunities each semester. A pre-group interview is required with the group facilitator prior to joining a group. This helps to determine whether a group is likely to meet an individual student's needs and whether that student will fit well with a particular group's current composition.The groups being offered this semester are listed below.


Fall 2012 Groups  

Common Ground Group   (now closed)

The Common Ground Group is a therapy group where Elizabethtown College students will come together to process and work out their stressors and problems while building communication skills. The group will provide support and feedback in a safe and private setting. The group topics will be generated by the group members and facilitated by a staff counselor. Come explore topics such as self-awareness, self-confidence, stress management, mutual respect, and communication in relationships with the Common Ground Group. Contact Counseling Services at 717-361-1405 to schedule a brief pre-group interview or contact:

Group Leader: Jason Yoder, MSW 
Day & Time: Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Place: Counseling Services, BSC Suite 216


Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group

Learn how to cultivate mindfulness into your daily activities, experience your life moment-to-moment with nonjudgmental acceptance and utilize formal practices to reduce stress and improve well-being. The Introduction to Mindfulness group will focus on the following principles:                                    

  • What mindfulness is
  • How to cultivate mindfulness
  • Formal practices for beginners
  • How to practice in daily life
  • How to apply your practice to reduce stress

This group experience is based on the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn and is part one of a two part sequence. The group is scheduled to begin in mid-October and will meet once a week through the semester. Contact Counseling Services at 717-361-1405 to schedule a brief pre-group interview or contact:

Group Leader: Kelli DeIaco, Ph.D. 
Day & Time: Mondays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Place: Counseling Services, BSC Suite 216


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