Groups for Fall 2015
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.
Thursdays 3:00 - 4:30
In the Mindful Living group, group members will be led in a mindful practice by one of the group facilitators. A variety of mindfulness activities will be explored such as meditation, body scan, mindful movement, mindfulness of emotions, and mindful eating. After the meditation, time will be provided for group member discussion to facilitate growth and interpersonal relationships.
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
This group focuses on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation skills. Individuals who have difficulty managing intense emotions, stressful life events, problematic relationships, or act impulsively may benefit from learning DBT skills.
Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30
This group is open to students, staff, faculty, and community members to join together for mindfulness meditation. Participants will guided through a 20 minute meditation and a brief discussion. No experience with meditation necessary to attend, and no need to commit to the entire series.
Nursing Building - Room 303
Thursdays 12:15 - 12:45pm
Pond Student Union - Clearwater Room (Will meet in REND C on 10/2/15)
Fridays 12:15 - 12:45pm
Idaho Falls Campus
Bennion Student Union - Room 109
Wednesday 12:15 - 12:45pm (Sept. 2nd - Dec. 16th)
For more information on our groups, please contact a counselor at: (208) 282 - 2130
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.
The University Counseling and Testing Service plays a critical role in the educational, health, and wellness missions of Idaho State University. Our learning outcomes reflect our commitment to the safety and success of all ISU Students.