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What is Group Counseling

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

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Counseling, Testing and Health Services
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4696