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1810 Liacouras Walk (5th floor)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Telephone: (215) 204-7276
Hours for Main Campus
Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Wed, 9 am - 12 noon
For information about services at the Ambler and Health Sciences campus, please call (215) 204-7276.
A number of psychotherapy groups led by professional staff are offered each year at Tuttleman Counseling Services. TCS groups can be a powerful way to address personal concerns while getting support and feedback from peers who are also in the group.
Description of Groups (Fall/Spring Semesters - 2012)
Name of Group: Dissertation Support Group
Description: This group is intended for graduate students in doctoral programs who have anxiety and/or other obstacles to completing the dissertation requirement. Members offer each other support and suggestions for navigating in their departments and on their committees. Both internal and external sources of difficulty are examined.
Semester: Fall semester
Time: Mondays 2:30-4:00 pm
Group Leaders: John DiMino, Ph.D, Christina Lecker, M.Ed.
Referral or Screening Process: Prospective members should schedule a half-hour screening appointment with John or Christina
Name of Group: Surviving and Thriving: Survivors of Sexual Assault Group
Description: This group is available for survivors of sexual assault, including those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, or experiences of sexual assault as an adult. This group gives students a confidential space to discuss the impact of these experiences and to provide validation and encouragement for positive self-care and empowerment. The direction of discussion will be determined by the group members each week, and topics may include the dynamics of sexual violence, depression and anger, relationships, guilt and shame, trust, boundaries, grief and loss, and self-esteem. Every group member will have the opportunity to share and participate at the level at which they feel comfortable.
Semester: Fall and Spring semesters
Proposed Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Co-facilitators: Patti Olson, Psy.D. and Cassie Lyon, M.A.
Referral or Screening Process: Interested students should schedule a half hour screening session to meet with either Cassie or Patti.
Name of Group: Eating Disorder Support Group
Description: This group is intended to allow students a place to process their thoughts and emotions related to negative body image and disordered eating. The group is appropriate for students currently struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or eating disorder NOS, students who are in recovery from any eating disorder, and students who have concerns about their relationship with food, eating or body shape/size. Group members are asked to receive and offer support and feedback, respect the privacy of other students, and commit to attending the group weekly. Medical stability is also a requirement for the group.
Semester: Fall semester
Time: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:20 pm
Group Leaders: Paige Marmer, PsyD and Arielle Seidler, BA
Referral or Screening Process: Prospective group members should schedule a half-hour screening appointment with Paige or Arielle
Name of Group: Gay, Bisexual and Questioning Men's Group
Description: The purpose of this group is to explore common issues of GBQ men, including coming out, dating, sexuality, discrimination and personal growth. Gay, Bi or questioning.
Semester: Fall and spring semesters
Time: Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:45 pm.
Group Leaders: Michael Hanowitz, M.S.W., Gloria Jones, M.A., M.S.
Referral or Screening Process: Please call 215 204-7276 for more information and to schedule a one-half hour screening appointment.
Name of Group: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
Description: This group is designed to provide a safe space for Temple students who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Each meeting will offer students the opportunity to share their personal stories of loss while receiving the support of fellow group members. The group will focus on the various types of feelings which often accompany the stages of grief including: anger, numbness, sadness, and, guilt. We ask that members be able to commit to weekly meetings, maintain the confidentiality of things shared by other members, and be willing to share experiences of loss and to listen to others who have also experienced a loss.
Semester: Fall semester
Time: Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:20 pm
Group Leaders: Natalie Sheridan, Psy.D and Debbie Woolf, M.S.
Referral or Screening Process: Prospective group members should be scheduled for a half hour screening appointment with Natalie or Debbie
Name of Group: Black Men Talk: A Support Group
Description: This is group is designed to provide a supportive forum for Black men to discuss and gain further understanding and awareness of how to successfully navigate the ins and outs of college life. Topics to be discussed include but not limited to: relationships, feelings of isolation, perceived discrimination, and how these elements and others can negatively impact emotional and physical health as well as academic progress.
Semester: Fall and spring semesters
Time: Fridays 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Group Leader: Clyde Beverly, III, Ph.D.
Referral or Screening Process: Prospective members should schedule a half-hour screening appointment with Clyde.
Name of Group: Drug and Alcohol Group
Description: This group is for students who are struggling to understand the role that alcohol or other drugs play in their lives. Students do not need to be abstinent or regularly using in order to be in the group. Drugs or alcohol may or may not be the primary reason why students in the group come to TCS. Students in this group may want help and support in cutting back or stopping their use and some may not be ready to make any changes regarding their use. The only requirement is that a student not use before group and that he/she acknowledges that drugs/alcohol have had negative consequences in his/her life. It is extremely important that students be able to commit every week to attending this group.
Semester: Fall and Spring semester.
Time: Thursday Afternoons, 3:00- 4:30
Group Leaders: Robin Risler Psy.D; Alexis Shaw
Referral or Screening Process: Prospective group members should be scheduled for a half hour screening appointment with Robin
Name of Group: Student Substance Recovery Group
Description: This group is for students who are interested in working a 12-step program of recovery. It is a fully student run drop-in group and no commitment to continued attendance is required. Like any other 12-step anonymous meeting (i.e. AA/NA/GA/OA) the only desire for membership is a desire to stop using drugs or to stop a compulsive behavior. This does not mean that students have to want to stop entirely. The meeting is for beginners or for students who have been working a program of recovery for some time. It is not an official AA/NA meeting and so it is not listed anywhere in official 12 step meeting literature, meeting lists or directories. Students may bring other students in recovery from Temple or other school. The more the merrier.
Semester: Fall and Spring Semester.
Time: To Be Determined
Group Leaders: Self run by students
Referral or Screening Process: Contact Robin B. Risler, Psy.D. if you are interested in helping to coordinate this group or if you would like to attend. (email@example.com)
Name of Group: Mindfulness Meditation Group for Stress Reduction
Description: Mindfulness meditation consists of a variety of meditative practices that help quiet the mind and release stress through an intentional pointing of attention toward the present moment. Benefits of this daily practice include reduction in anxiety and depression & notable improvements in ones quality of life and vitality. In the Mindfulness Meditation Group you will learn meditation techniques including the body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation and yogic exercises. You will be guided in establishing a daily mindfulness practice. We ask that interested students commit to the 6-8 weeks and be willing to participate in a home practice.
Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters
Time: Friday Afternoons, from 2:00-3:15 pm for 4 consecutive weeks
Group Leaders: Robin B. Risler Psy.D. and Jessica Radovich, B.A.
Referral or Screening process: Interested students should schedule a half hour screening appointment with Galen.