This support group was established at Longwood in the Fall '09 as a collaboration between CAPS and the Office of Disability Resources. The group is open to any student who has registered with the Office of Disability Resources. Advocacy, Communication, and Transition (ACT) provides a safe place for students to openly discuss issues, share concerns, and receive support.
This group meets Thursdays starting at 3:30 in the Office of Disability Resources. If you are interested in ACT and/or have questions, please contact Lindsay Farrar 434.395.2391 trs: 711 or Dr. Maureen Walls-McKay at 434.395.2409.
Balanced Living Group
We’re all doing the best we can and most of us want to improve, but sometimes, we find ourselves repeating the same ineffective patterns. This group is based on the notion that all thoughts, actions, and emotions are caused by something, and that figuring out and changing the causes of behavior work better than judging and blaming ourselves and others. Designed to supplement individual therapy, this structured group will teach students skills in the following areas: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. This group will teach students to use more effective behaviors and eliminate those that are unhelpful or destructive with the goal of building a life that feels more worth living.
If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please contact Dr. Glass at 434.395.2409 or longwoodCAPS@longwood.edu
Stress and Anxiety Management Group
This group is designed for people who have symptoms related to stress and anxiety and are seeking support and learning methods to cope with stress. This is a support group where students who suffer from stress and anxiety can attend and get support and constructive feedback from other students who suffer with problems related to stress/anxiety. Counselors also will tailor and present psychoeducational information on how to manage stress/anxiety at the request of the group. The group is a great place to get support from counselors and fellow students for issues related to stress/anxiety.
If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please contact Dr. David Davino at 434-395-2409.
Understanding Self & Others
Do you want to express yourself better in relationships? Do you want to build stronger and more meaningful relationships? Do you want to make changes but are not sure how to do so? These are common experiences for many students.
This group is designed to create a safe, supportive environment for students to better understand who they are, explore relationship patterns, and try different ways of relating with other people all within a safe and confidential setting. Possible topics of discussion can include trust, intimacy, anxiety, loneliness, anger, sadness, and isolation. If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please contact Dr. McKinney at 434.395.2409 or longwoodCAPS@longwood.edu.