Groups for Spring 2014
The ISU Counseling and Testing Service offer a variety of weekly groups in order to meet the various needs of the diverse students we serve. Groups are a powerful way to bring about meaningful change in the interpersonal, emotional, or personal challenges we face. We encourage students to utilize these services as they work toward overcoming difficulties and improving their lives. Contact the ISU Counseling & Testing Service at (208) 282-2130 to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors to discuss joining a group.
Interpersonal groups are an effective way to gain support from other individuals dealing with a variety of personal concerns. It is an opportunity to address boundaries, emotional intimacy, increase self-awareness, and practice new behaviors in a safe, confidential environment. Students are encouraged to interact with each other in an honest and genuine manner as they provide and receive feedback to each other.
The sexual concerns group is designed to help individuals who have been struggling with reducing problematic sexual behaviors in their life. The group utilizes empirically-based psychological principles designed to bring individual's behavior into harmony with their personal values.
This group is for people who feel shy and inhibited in their social interactions, or have difficulty with interpersonal communication, emotional awareness, and social skills. This group is appropriate for people with Asperger's or Autism Spectrum Disorder or for others who feel like they could benefit from learning about social skills in a group of peers. The group will be led by University Counseling & Testing Service staff and will include invited speakers, discussion, and practicing skills within the group.
The University Counseling and Testing Service serves Idaho State University with a dual mission. Our counseling services mission is to support the academic, emotional, social, vocational, spiritual, cultural, and professional development of students and other members of the ISU community by offering counseling, assessment, outreach, consultation, training, and educational and health promotion services. Our testing services mission is to initiate and provide a secure, professional, and proctored testing environment to meet individual, University, and community needs for admission, certification, licensure, correspondence, course placement, job placement, and academic course exams.
We support and affirm the University's core values of learning, diversity, engagement, leadership, responsiveness, and responsibility. In so doing, we commit to a counseling and testing work environment that is welcoming and comfortable for all individuals, regardless of race, sex, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, spiritual identification, national origin, or disability. We further commit to an ethical, efficient, and wise use of both our fiscal and human resources in support of our dual mission.