Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Group Therapy

At Rowan University, Counseling & Psychological Services, we believe in the power of groups! For many of the issues college students face, group therapy has been shown to be the most effective treatment approach. For example, in struggles with relationships, stress, anxiety, and other emotional problems, group therapy can be more effective than individual counseling. Experiencing counseling in a group setting is helpful when trying to understand your own situation by giving you an opportunity to learn from others. It can also be therapeutic to understand there are others experiencing similar situations and that you are not alone!

Here at CPS, students can expect:

• Groups run by professionally trained staff.
• Group sizes appropriate to the topic/issue at hand.
• Groups held for 60-90 minutes, on a weekly basis between 8-12 sessions over the course of a semester.
• Workshops short term in nature, between 1-3 sessions, covering diverse specialty topics throughout the semester.
• A space where confidentiality is respected. 


Counseling and Psychological Services Groups


Interpersonal Process-Oriented Groups

These groups are open to students with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and peer or romantic relationship issues.  Group goals include expressing feelings, giving and receiving feedback, and improving problematic symptoms in a safe and confidential environment.

Requires an Initial Consultation and may require an individual pre-group meeting (please contact the Wellness Center for an appointment).

  • A Life of Substance
  • General Therapy
  • Connections in Color
  • ACT on Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+ Supportive Therapy
  • Overcoming Grief


Skills and Psycho-Education Groups

These groups are open to students with interests and needs in increasing emotion regulation, psychological flexibility, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Group goals include healthy ways of coping with intense experiences, problem-solving strategies, and communication and skills in a safe and confidential environment.

Requires an Initial Consultation (please contact the Wellness Center for an appointment).

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Radically-Open DBT
  • Living Social


#Wellbeing Hack Workshops

These workshops are also skill-based. They are open and appropriate for most students. Some workshops students can just show up (Defense Against the Dark Thoughts, Koru, You First)!

  • Anxiety Toolbox
  • BRIDGE (Relationships 101)
  • Body Kindness
  • Defense Against the Dark Thoughts
  • Getting Unstuck
  • Koru (Mindfulness and Meditation)
  • You First (First Generation Support)


Campus Partnerships

The Wellness Center collaborates across campus with other departments to offer supportive spaces. 

  • The Queer Collective at SJICR
  • U Good F.A.M.? at held at SJICR


For informational flyers about groups and workshops, click HERE


For a complete list of our current groups, please call Counseling & Psychological Services at 856-256-4333.