Group counseling is a form of counseling where a small group of people meet regularly to discuss, interact, and explore problems with each other and the group leader. Group counseling seeks to give students a safe and comfortable place on campus where they can work out problems and emotional concerns. Members gain insight into their own thoughts and behavior, and offer suggestions and support to others.
In addition, people who have a difficult time with interpersonal relationships can benefit from the social interactions that are a basic part of the group counseling experience.
Most groups composed of students of differing ages, backgrounds and experiences. This helps to provide additional perspectives.
What are the Goals of Group Counseling?
People who participate in counseling groups benefit in many ways. We believe that groups are uniquely suited to help students.
- Give and receive support
- Gain understanding of problems and explore possible solutions
- Practice interpersonal skills in a safe group setting
- Learn more about how you come across to others
- Increase observation and feedback skills
- Enhance problem-solving skills
- Improve emotional expressiveness
- Decrease social isolation
- Develop good communication skills
Counseling, Testing and Health Services
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4696