Graduate Student Mental Health Resources on Campus

All CAPS groups/workshops are free of charge. If you are interested in any groups, please contact the CAPS staff member listed in the group description by Friday, September 16th. For general questions about CAPS group therapy, please contact Michael Tartaglia Psy.D. at mpt41@georgetown.edu or 202-687-7049.

 

FALL 2016 GROUPS

 

BACK ON THE HILLTOP: SUPPORT GROUP FOR STUDENTS RETURNING FROM MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE

This group will offer the opportunity to reflect with other students returning from MLOA about adjusting back to campus life. It will be a drop-in group throughout the semester, but students are welcome to attend as many sessions as they would like. A brief screening and orientation meeting is required beforehand to ensure that students are matched appropriately to the group. This group is free of charge and will be held weekly in Darnall Hall Conference Room. Please contact Michael Tartaglia Psy.D. at mpt41@georgetown.edu or 202-687-7049.

**Please note that this support group is not an alternative to individual therapy. All treatment needs will be discussed at the screening meeting.**

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS

This insight-oriented group provides a safe environment for exploring yourself and interpersonal style in areas such as trust, intimacy, anger, assertiveness, taking risks, and dealing with authority. This semester-long group is coed and open to both undergraduate and graduate students. This group is free of charge and will be held weekly in Darnall Hall Conference Room. lease contact Michael Tartaglia Psy.D. by Friday, September 16th at mpt41@georgetown.edu or 202-687-7049.

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS EXPLORATIONS GROUP

This is a group designed for Georgetown students who are reassessing their use of alcohol or other substances. There is no requirement of abstinence. The only requirement is a willingness to examine what is happening around one’s use of substances. This is a confidential counseling group, not an AA group or a 12-step group. Students are welcome to refer themselves, and faculty and staff may also make referrals. Students may join at any point in the semester. A brief screening and orientation meeting will be needed beforehand to ensure that students are matched appropriately to the group. This group is free of charge and is held in the CAPS office. Please contact Phil Meilman, Ph.D. at pwm9@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-6985.

LGBTQ AFFIRMATIVE THERAPY GROUP

This is a professionally-run therapy group run by psychologists intended for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and/or intersex students and designed to provide a confidential and safe place for looking in depth at individual concerns about coming out, relationships, family, academic, and community/university concerns unique to LGBTQI students. Objectives of the group include gaining understanding and insight into one’s own interpersonal dynamics, improving one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth, sharing and reviewing real life experiences, exploring new ways of interacting, understanding and expanding relational skills, and exploring mental health concerns (e.g., depression and anxiety). This group is free of charge, open to undergraduate and graduate students, and will be held in the Darnall Conference Room. Please contact Matthew Schottland, Psy.D. by Friday, September 16th at mrs289@georgetown.edu or202-687-7067 or Lindsay Metcalfe, Ph.D. at LAM274@georgetown.edu or 202-687-0121.

EMPOWERMENT GROUP FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED UNWANTED SEXUAL CONTACT

This support group offers a safe and confidential space for members to address their personal journey of healing, reactions of friends and family, relationship and dating concerns, questions of identity, academic concerns, and moving forward overall. This group is free of charge and will be held weekly in the Darnall conference room. Please contact Erica Shirley, Ph.D. by Friday, September 16th at 202-687-7080 to schedule a screening. **Please note that this support group is not an alternative to individual therapy. All treatment needs will be discussed at the screening meeting.**

ADHD SUPPORT GROUP

This group is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who struggle with symptoms of ADHD. Possible conversation topics include struggles with time management, organization, concentration, procrastination, and feeling scattered in academic, professional, and personal settings. The group seeks to establish a safe place to gain support from peers around the implications of ADHD symptoms, the invisibility of the condition, and possible shame and stigma associated with seeking accommodations, taking medication, and disclosing diagnoses to friends, professors, colleagues, and loved ones. The group is not intended to be a skills group, but rather a place for students to share the emotional concerns associated with managing ADHD symptoms. Students may join at any point in the semester. A brief screening and orientation meeting is required beforehand to ensure that students are matched appropriately to the group. This group is free of charge and will be held weekly in Darnall Hall Conference Room. Please contact Lindsay Metcalfe at 202-687-0121 or LAM274@georgetown.edu to schedule a screening.

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOPS

 Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the present moment, not the past or future. Use of mindfulness-based techniques is linked to reductions in anxiety, physical pain symptoms, and depression. Whether you’ve never meditated or have been practicing for years, this experiential group will use repeated practice to cultivate a greater capacity to focus mindfully on the present. These techniques can be an important component of stress management, allowing you to live your life with less turmoil and greater tranquility.

CAPS will be continuing the weekly meditation group this semester! The sessions will be held Thursdays at 4pm at The John Main Meditation Center (Remembrance Hall) on Georgetown’s main campus.  We will hold the workshop each Thursday at 4pm throughout the semester starting September 22, and each session will run for about 45 minutes.  If there is a week when you will be more than 5 minutes late or need to leave more than 5 minutes early, please opt out for that particular week so as not to disturb the other students who will be quietly meditating.  Thank you for your understanding! The workshop will be co-lead by CAPS psychologist Matthew Schottland and John Main Center Director Elizabeth Cardone.