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Counseling & Psychological Services
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173180
Bozeman, MT 59717-3180

Tel: (406) 994-4531
Fax: (406) 994-2485
Location: 211 Swingle
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Counseling Services

Group Scoop
2013-14 Academic Year

Groups are led by professional staff in a safe, confidential environment; they usually have between 5 and 8 people. Groups are very effective for getting support, learning new skills, and enhancing interpersonal communication. Most people really like group and find it to be very useful once they overcome initial concerns around joining. Participation is free to students (regardless of the number of credits they carry), and costs $50 per semester for faculty, staff, and community members.

Call us to schedule an appointment to see if a support group is for you!


Spring Semester Support Groups

Interpersonal/Relationship Skills Group:

Co-ed; aimed to enhance personal growth and relationship effectiveness; topics are open: relationships, family, school, anxiety, depression, etc.

Coping Skills:

Co-ed; seminar-format; teaches skills and strategies related to managing strong emotions, changing problematic behaviors, managing stressful situations and better navigating interpersonal relationships.

Eating Issues:

A group for those struggling with eating concerns, anorexia and/or bulimia. Focus is on issues that inhibit people’s abilities to break free from the traps of an eating disorder. Participants will have the opportunity to explore concerns that interfere with relationships and impact their day-to-day functioning.

Learn to Relax :

In this active group, we will use yoga, meditation, mindfulness, yoga and a variety of stress reduction techniques to learn to identify and decrease the stress that affects us in our daily lives.

Sexual Identity Support Group:

A group providing a welcoming, supportive, and safe space for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or questioning to share and explore both issues related to sexual identity as well as those beyond. Therapeutic issues that may be a focus of the group include, but are not limited to: coming out, safety, discrimination, relationships, identity, stress and coping, family, work, and school.

Couples Group:

A skill-building group for married or dating couples interested in enhancing intimacy, fondness and admiration in their relationships. Topics covered include learning how to turn toward each other, learning how to let your partner influence you, problem solving, overcoming gridlock, and creating shared meaning.

ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy:

"Get out of your Mind and Into your Life" - ACT is a great fit for people who experience anxiety, but will also benefit for those struggling with depression, hopelessness, relationship problems, or anyone who has tried everything to "fix" their condition.

American Indian Support Group:

This is an open group for American Indian students to talk about school, relationships, concerns, and success. Co-facilitated by CPS and the Center for Native American Studies. This group meets every other Wednesday at 12pm in Willson 1-156.


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