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The following groups are available for the Fall (2017) 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.

Balancing Alcohol and Substances to Improve College Success (BASICS)

BASICS is an evidenced-based program originally developed at the University of Washington.  Its goal is to help individual college students reflect on their drinking choices in a way that is helpful to them.  Gettysburg College Counseling Services offers this as one group educational program followed by one individual meeting with a counselor.  Students are generally referred through the Offices of Residence Life or Student Rights and Responsibilities.  Students not referred but who would like to attend the program may contact Counseling Services 717 337 6960 or email Harriet Marritz for more information

Point Forgiveness through Counseling Services

Information regarding point forgiveness in general may be found at

Counseling Services offers one point forgiveness activity.  Students who attend our 4-session “Introduction to SMART Recovery” group will earn point forgiveness.  Students must attend all four sessions, in order, of one group 

Introduction to SMART Recovery groups will be held  in the Health Center Conference Room on:

Group 1: Wednesdays at 4 PM, February 14, 21, 28, March 7

Group 2: Thursdays, at 7 PM, March 22, 29, April 5 and 12

*** Please note that you must attend ALL FOUR group sessions in order to receive credit for point forgiveness

For more information regarding this group, contact Counseling Services 717-337-6960 or email Harriet Marritz

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. 

Tea with Daisy

This therapy (or 'Tea'; Yes, we do drink tea during our meetings) group will be a combination of psychoeducation (teaching of a skill) and processing (conversation) about how students are doing with regards to implementation of learned skills. Students who are struggling with various issues (relationships, adjusting to college, managing academic schedules, learning to say “no” to others, depression & anxiety, etc.) meet with other students who have similar concerns. The aim of the groups is for students to learn how to give, and receive, help from peers, as well as learn healthy and adaptive coping skills that they can implement in their daily lives.

Space is limited to 6-8 students.

Groups will be offered weekly on Wednesday's in the Health and Counseling Building

from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm beginning on Wednesday, September 13th

For more information, call Counseling Services (717-337-6960) or email Daisy Chebbet