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Counseling Services
Suite 210 Wellness and Recreation Center
134 West Campus Drive
Campus Box 61
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-5331
Fax 478-445-2962

email evelyn.palm@gcsu.edu

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Group Offerings

Fall 2014

Career Counseling Group: Counseling Services offers career counseling/assessment groups to assist students in identifying majors and career paths that are a good fit for their interests and personalities.  Students who have completed the FOCUS-2 assessment and still have questions will benefit from this group.  The FOCUS-2 is a self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you explore your values, interests, personality, and skills as they relate to possible majors and careers.  The Focus 2 should answer many of the basic career questions, but these groups should address the students who need additional clarification. 

Each group will consist of 3 sessions: an introductory group meeting, an individual appointment to take a different set of career tests, and a group follow up with career results.  The groups will be offered on the following dates:  

Group 1

Monday, 9/15 and 9/29

2 PM

Group 2

Tuesday, 9/16 and 9/30

4:30 PM

Group 3

Wednesday, 9/24 and 10/8

4 PM

Group 4

Thursday, 10/9 and 10/23

TBA

We require students requesting career counseling to complete the entire Focus 2 before seeing us for further career exploration.  Students can schedule by calling Counseling Services at (478) 445-5331.  

Mindfulness Group: Mindfulness is a forward-thinking approach to stress management and the treatment of depression and anxiety. Over the course of an 8-week structured program, group members will learn awareness exercises and cognitive interventions designed to help them deal with symptoms of depression and anxiety and increase their feeling of control and direction in their daily lives. This group will be led by Dr. Dixie Turner at a time to be determined. A brief interview is required to provide initial information about the group, and answer any questions participants may have. Students interested in this mindfulness group should call Counseling Services at 478-445-5331 to schedule an appointment.

Freedom from Smoking:  Counseling Services offers Freedom from Smoking classes free to GC students. This seven-week smoking cessation program developed by the American Lung Association, is based on current addiction and behavior change models. The program follows a systematic approach to developing a plan of action and support for remaining smoke-free. Programs for students will be led by Counseling Services, while smoking cessation programs for staff will be offered through the Wellness Center.  The first class will begin Sept. 15th, 2014, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. and will meet on a weekly basis for seven weeks. There will also be one additional class scheduled for the week of October 6th   for a total of 8 sessions. Class will not be held during the fall break. Students must call Counseling Services at 478-455-5331 or email Dr. Dixie Turner at Dixie.turner@gcsu.edu to sign up by Thursday September 11th.

Additional groups may be offered at the request of students and/or organizations provided there is sufficient interest among the student body.  Past group offerings have included a GLBT Support Group, Relationships Group, Perfectionism Group, Working Mother's Support Group, Working Father's Support Group, Art Therapy, ADHD Group, Social Anxiety Group and a Women of Color Support Group. 

For more information about any of our services or to let us know that you're interested in participating in a future group, contact the Counseling Services staff by calling 478-445-5331.

 

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