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FALL 2012 CPS Therapy and Support Groups

Call (258-3285) or visit Counseling & Psychological Services (McCosh Health Center, 3rd Fl) to join a group. Or contact Group Coordinator Dr. Cooper (jcooper@princeton.edu) for more information. Bridging Worlds Group - For Group 1* clients who are in some way pulled between different cultures and want to gain support and have interaction with others who have similar challenges. This includes, but is not limited to, cultures of family, class, race, region, country, sexual orientation, religion and/or non-religion. Ishani Ticinelli, Ph.D. Coming Out Group - For Group 1* gay, lesbian, bisexual & questioning clients who are either contemplating or managing the “coming out” process. -Joe Cooper, Psy.D. Coping with Anxiety & Depression For Group 1* participants who experience anxiety and depression. The group offers a safe space designed to teach and support the use of new skills for coping with difficult or painful emotional experiences. -Alexandra Todorova, Ph.D. Eating Concerns Early Recovery Group A support and process group for Group 1* clients in the early stages of recovery from an eating disorder, or who struggle with eating concerns and/or body image issues. -Heather Frank, Psy.D. Emotion Management Skills - An educational group for Group 1* clients. It focuses on thinking, emotional, and behavioral skills that can help group members to manage difficult and intense emotions and moods. -Karen Schwartz, Ph.D. First-Generation College Student Group - For Group 1* clients who identify as first-generation college students (the first person/generation in their nuclear family to complete a bachelor’s degree/matriculate in college). Those who may not identify as FGC but identify as low income or working class are also welcome. -Jonathan Pastor, Psy.D. Graduate Women’s Group- For Group 2* female clients who are dealing with pressures of academic life, challenges associated with being female in traditionally male departments, and/or other interpersonal concerns. -Shefalika Gandhi, LCSW Living in Balance (Alcohol and Other Drug) Group - For Group 3* participants who are seeking to moderate their drinking and/or drug use. -Ishani Ticinelli, Ph.D.

Managing Eating & Emotions: A Skills Group An educational group for Group 1* clients. It focuses on thinking, emotional, and behavioral skills that can help group members to manage unstable and unpredictable emotions that underlie eating and body-image issues. Christine Garcia, Psy.D.

Mastering Difficulties with Distractibility, Time Management, and Organization- A support and skills-building group for Group 1* clients who have ADHD or who identify as having difficulty with distractibility, time management and organization. Procrastination will be discussed, but is not the primary focus of this group. -Susan Jefferies, LCSW Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy A structured skills training group for Group 1* clients struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Members will learn and practice mindfulness meditation and other skills designed to increase resilience & release negative thought patterns. -Shefalika Gandhi, LCSW **Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction A structured skills training group for Group 2* clients who want to learn and practice mindfulness meditation and other stress reduction skills designed to enhance concentration, increase resilience & release negative thought patterns. Robin Boudette, Ph.D. (Boudette@princeton.edu) **Mindfulness Lunch Series – Campus Club 121pm – for Group 2* clients. Practice applying mindfulness meditation and other skills to improve relationships, sleep, stress management, and other aspects of life. Shefalika Gandhi, LCSW (sgandhi@princeton.edu) **Procrastination—Not Just Lazy - For Group 1* clients whose life quality is diminished, at least in part by the tendency to procrastinate. (Leader TBD; contact Group Coordinator Dr. Cooper @ jcooper@princeton.edu with interest) Understanding Shyness and Social Anxiety For Group 2* students. This group is designed to both explore some of the underlying reasons for shyness and to provide a safe space in which group members can practice being more outgoing and less self-conscious. -Susan Packer, Ph.D. **Tea & Talk – International Students Discussion Group - Wednesdays 12:30 -1:30p @ Carl A. Fields Center (1985 Meeting Room) A relaxed environment with discussion of issues that are common as you adjust to life in the U.S. and to Princeton culture. A light lunch (and of course tea!) will be served at each meeting. Shefalika Gandhi, LCSW (sgandhi@princeton.edu)

**Email group leader with interest, no before-group consultation required (all other groups require consultation) *Group 1: undergraduate, graduate students and all eligible dependents *Group 2: graduate students and eligible dependents *Group 3: undergraduate students and eligible dependents