The staff of Counseling & Human Development offer therapy and support groups to undergraduate and graduate students each term. Groups generally start within 2 weeks of the start of each term. Enrollment is on a first-come-first served basis and is usually limited to no less than 4 students but no more than 10. Students interested in participating in these groups should contact the Counseling Office at 603-646-9442, or e-mail CHD@Dartmouth.edu.
The Counseling & Human Development Department offers several groups each term. However, these groups may or may not run unless there is sufficient interest. We encourage students to contact us if they are interested in a group not listed below - we will explore organizing it.
For more information or questions regarding groups, please contact Todd Lindsley at 603-646-9442 or e-mail to Todd.Lindsley@Dartmouth.edu.
May be formed for undergraduate or graduate men and/or women. This group deals with a broad range of issues facing students, including academics, peer or romantic relationships, family issues, personal growth, and self-esteem. Group goals are expressing feelings, giving and receiving feedback, learning trust and improving interpersonal relationships.
A supportive time to help understand the reasons for a medical leave and the transitional issues commonly faced when returning to campus.
Weekly support group for graduating seniors who are undecided about their life after Dartmouth. Issues may include uncertainties with career plans, conflicts in family relationships and the future of romantic relationships. Where will I go, what will I do, who will I do it with?
For those who want to understand the effects of growing up in a family where alcohol is abused. Issues can range from identity, self-esteem, expressing feelings, developing trusting relationships, and understanding one's family role.
Survivors of sexual abuse face many challenges as a result of their violation. The groups (we offer separate groups for men and women) for those who have been sexually abused as children or adults offer a safe place in which to explore these challenges. Group members will have the opportunity to receive and give support, thus facilitating the healing process. Some of the focuses will be trust, safety, relationships, and balancing these issues with other facets of life.
This group is open to any Dartmouth Student struggling with ongoing or intermittent symptoms of depression. This group will focus on helping each other to identify the triggers of depression and active behavioral and cognitive strategies to deal with the disruptive symptoms.
Have you experienced a recent loss through the death of a family member or close friend? Are you experiencing disbelief, numbness, sadness, depression, or anger around the person's death? Are you needing help dealing with your feelings of loss? This group will provide students with a safe place to share their experiences of loss through death and discuss ways to cope with their feelings of grief.
This group is open to any Dartmouth man. The group will focus on sharing the special issues and struggles that the group members encounter here at Dartmouth. The group will provide a safe and confidential place to openly express fears, struggles, and triumphs. Examples of topics discussed include intimacy and anger management.
Being a student of color on a predominantly white campus can take its toll emotionally and academically. This group will allow participants to share feelings, explore racial identity and white privilege, develop positive self-esteem and understand how differences influence their everyday relationships to themselves or others.
Choices is a group that allows members to explore their relationship with alcohol and other drugs. The group also provides students an opportunity to talk about their chemical use. Some group topics include coping, stress reduction, peer and intimate relationships, family dynamics, college life, cognitive restructuring, communication, leisure time, wellness, and self-care skills. The group is not an AA group and is open to all persons who are interested in addressing their alcohol or other drug use. You do not have to be an "addict" or "alcoholic" to participate.
The Eating Disorder group is for Dartmouth undergraduates and graduate students who have struggled with their body image, binging, and/or purging.
The group is designed to provide a safe environment for students to begin to view themselves more kindly and realistically, and to learn healthy eating habits and coping skills. We will discuss cultural aspects related to eating disorders, teach mindfulness techniques, and introduce ways to improve one's relationship with both food and people. We hope that by the end of the term, students will have a greater understanding of how the experience and management of emotions affects body image, eating patterns, and expectations of self. The group will leave some time each week for open discussions.
This support group will explore topics/issues such as: coping with coming out again and again; navigating friendships, romantic relationships and family issues; integrating the past, present and future; how the Dartmouth community affects you; and exploring other issues group members feel are important.
This is a psychotherapy group that provides an opportunity to explore, with peers, the challenges of being a graduate student. The issues to be addressed are not limited to, but may include self-esteem, time management, relationships and family issues. There will be an emphasis on giving and receiving feedback.
This group will focus on personal and academic issues in the dissertation process and include such topics as determining priorities, commitment, managing dissertation anxieties and blues, academic and personal relationships, dissertation doubts, triumphs, and survival skills. All levels of graduate students are welcome.
This group offers students who are taking psychiatric medication for a psychiatric condition a confidential setting in which to share their experiences with other students. Students will discuss the impact being on psychiatric medications has had on them as well as have a forum to explore the pros and cons of medication.
Do you take on too many responsibilities and then get stressed out by the schedule you have created for yourself? Do you get overwhelmed in looking at projects that you need to do? Do the days and weeks get away from you and you find yourself up against deadlines you still thought you had loads of time to get to? This group will explore the traps people set up for themselves in creating stress as well as strategies for dealing with the inevitable stresses that we all need to deal with. The group is open to enrolled Dartmouth students.
Facilitated by CHD counselors who are Asian, this group for Asian/Asian-American students, undergraduate and graduate, focuses on issues students encounter related to being Asian or Asian-American within the Dartmouth Community. Members discuss their experiences and learn about others' experiences in a safe setting that facilitates students' sharing, connecting them with one another, and understanding more about what being Asian/Asian-American means to them.
Last Updated: 8/7/14