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Groups @ DePauw University Counseling Services

Group therapy is an effective form of treatment for a wide variety of mental health and wellness concerns, and has been found to be more effective than individual therapy for certain concerns. Group therapy is offered to all enrolled DePauw students at no additional cost. These groups are facilitated by trained counseling staff who create a safe group space for group members to effectively address their concerns in a more genuine way and to gather support and skills from other members to make improvements on their symptoms and concerns. Contact DePauw University Counseling Services at (765) 658-4268 if you are interested in attending a group. Attendance is limited, and a pre-group screening appointment is required.

Groups offered in Spring Semester 2017

All groups are held at the Counseling Services Group Room, unless otherwise stated.

Emotional Freedom Group (Mondays, 4:00PM-5:30PM)

Facilitated by: Quamina Carter, M.S., LMHC, LCAC 

The Emotional Freedom Group is a semi-structured group designed as a group series for individuals with emotional challenges related to relationships, dependencies, non-sexual trauma, sleep, mood and emotional dysregulation. It is based on the Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as Tapping. Students will gain exposure to universal healing tools that are developed over the course of the group series for long-term personal growth and healing. (Open to women students only for Spring 2017)

Happy Hour Group (Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18, and 25 only, 12:15PM- 1:00PM, Hoover Hall Hamilton (4/4) and Daseke (4/11, 4/18, 4/25) Rooms


The Happy Hour Group is a semi-structured drop-in group for any student who simply wants to be happier. The group will focus on skills that students can learn and use in their daily lives, such as practicing gratitude, which have been shown to improve psychological well-being. All students who have a desire to be happy, to learn, and to try new things are welcome at any and all group sessions. (Please bring a personal laptop for activities during group meetings.)

Men’s Group (Tuesdays, 4:00PM-5:30PM)

Facilitated by: Scott Hamilton, M.S., LMHC, NCC and matthew powless, M.S.Ed., ncc

The Men’s Group is an interpersonal process group tailored just for male students on campus. This is an opportunity to break down culture stereotypes about men and mental health. Group members will explore emotional, interpersonal, relational, and other important issues pertaining to male students. Male students from any class, sexual orientation, belief system, or other specific aspect of identity are welcome.

Women's Group (Thursdays, 4:00PM-5:30PM)

Facilitated by: Shengying Zhang, Ph.D., HSPP and Erin hoolihan, b.s.

The Women's Group is an interpersonal process group for all women students who wish to increase self-understanding, self-esteem, and intimacy in relationships, as well as address their interpersonal style and relationship-building skills. It is a group where women connect with one another to explore personal and relationship concerns, in an effort to understand themselves and others.

Understanding Self and Others Mixed Gender Group (either Mondays 2:30-4:30PM or Fridays 10:00-11:30AM)

FACILITATED BY: SCOTT HAMILTON, M.S., LMHC, NCC and chye hong liew, m.s.ed.

The Understanding Self and Others Mixed Gender group is an interpersonal process group for students of all genders. It is designed for individuals who may want to better connect with others, have difficulties asserting themselves in relationships, or suffer from excessive self-criticism and want greater self-understanding and acceptance. 

Success not Excess Group (Fridays, 1:00PM-2:30PM)


The Success Not Excess Group is for individuals motivated to clarify values, examine behaviors, initiate and support healthy alternatives to substance use. Participants will gain insight into the relationship between genetic predisposition and environmental influences of substance use. The group is designed for students who are driven to develop strategies in an effort to prevent unwanted consequences related to substance use.