The following groups are available for the Fall (2016) semester

Abstinence Group

Abstinence support group for students offered as requested/needed.

Contact Ms Marritz or call Counseling Services (717 337 6960) if you’d like to attend.

BASICS Group

The group adaptation of BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students, G. Alan Marlatt, University of Washington) is a skills-based program that offers students who drink alcohol the opportunity to think more about how to reduce negative consequences. It consists of one group educational session followed by an individual meeting with a counselor. For more information, call Counseling Services 717- 337- 6960 or email Harriet Marritz, hmarritz@gettysburg.edu

Family of Origin Group

Has your family had a specific role they expected you to fill (i.e. the smart one, the perfect student, the troublemaker, the quiet one, etc.)? Did your parents openly talk about emotions? Did your parents address conflict directly or avoided it? Choices our family makes impact us in significant ways. The Family of Origin group will help you understand both the negative and the positive ways in which you are still being impacted by your family. Most importantly, this group will help you gain control over these influences, so that you can retain the best and avoid the worst of what your family had to offer.

Contact Dr. Turayev or Counseling services (717-337-6960) to participate in this group.

LGBTQIA Support Group

LGBTQIA Support Group will be offered again this semester.  Group sessions will be held in Counseling Services (in the Health Center down the hall from Health Services) on Fridays from 3:00pm-4:30 pm.

For those who have not participated in group therapy in the past, please know that you do not need to have a specific problem in order to benefit from this group.  All you need is some free time and a desire to exchange ideas with your peers about issues that are important to you.  The goal is to provide support in a safe, comfortable environment where individual differences are embraced, critical thinking about current events and LGBTQIA issues is encouraged, and confidentiality is prioritized.  Learning assertive communication skills, setting appropriate boundaries, forming healthy relationships, coping with discrimination/marginalization, and maintaining optimal mental health are a few of the topics that have been discussed in past group sessions.  Plus, it’s all free of charge! 

Please contact Dr. Huang or Counseling Services for more information if you are interested.  

Positive Choices Group

Counseling Services offers this 4-session educational group to help students more effectively manage their substance use choices.  Eligible students may earn point forgiveness for completing this group.  In this case, students must attend all four sessions, in order, of one group. Students may participate in Positive Choices for point forgiveness only once. 

Group 1: Wednesdays, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, 4-5 PM;

Group 2:,  Fridays, Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, noon-1 PM or

Group 3: Mondays, Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, and 21, 4-5 PM,

Groups are held at the Health Center Conference Room.  Group size is limited.  To reserve a space, sign up in advance by contacting Harriet Marritz, Counseling Services, hmarritz@gettysburg.edu, 717-337-6960.

SMART Recovery® Group (Self-Management and Recovery Training) www.smartrecovery.org

Are you a student who wants to stop drinking and/or drug use?  SMART Recovery® Student Support Group (www.smartrecovery.org) provides practical support for dealing with challenges.  All students working on or considering behavior change (including cutting down) are welcome.  Free and confidential. Fridays, 3:30 PM.  Eligible students may also earn conduct point forgiveness by attending at least five consecutive meetings. For more information, call Counseling Services.  717-337-6960 or email Harriet Marritz, hmarritz@gettysburg.edu.

T with Michelle & Daisy

T with Michelle and Daisy is a process group is designed to provide a safe space for students to openly engage in dialogues around issues and concerns related to what it means to be a member of a minority group in an academically rigorous and predominantly white environment. Dialogues will occur in a confidential and therapeutic environment with licensed therapists facilitating the group process. Possible topics of discussion include: academic & relationship issues, coping skills, strategies for managing the intersectionality of identities, personal belief systems, & oppression and entitlement.

Groups will be offered weekly on Monday's in the Intercultural Resource Center

from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm beginning on Monday, September 19th.

Thursday Night Social

Wish you knew more people to do things with?

Looking to do something over the weekend that’s not the same old scene?

Want to meet others who feel the same way?

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Sign up for

Thursday Night Social

6-8 pm

Health & Counseling Services 

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We’ll watch TV, have some food, get to know each other, and make some weekend plans together! 

Shy people are especially welcome!!!

Contact Dr. Kathy Bradley

kbradley@gettysburg.edu to sign up or to learn more!