Groups for Fall 2023 will begin in Late September. Groups will meet for approximately eight weeks and are usually closed to new members after the second meeting. Committed attendance is encouraged to promote group cohesion.
To join a group or to learn more, contact the PCC at 845-257-2920 to set up a meeting with the facilitator. For frequently asked questions about groups see the Our Services page, and for up-to-date information check our Instagram @newpaltzpcc.
BIPOC Resilience Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., facilitated by Chanté Coppedge, MHC-LP **Note recent time change - group will now be scheduled in the evening!**
To the SUNY New Paltz students who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) we see you, we care about you, and we welcome you! This group is specially curated to support your emotional wellness and help you navigate adjustment to college, academics, loneliness, imposter syndrome, and your unique experiences. Each week you will get to learn a new skill to assist in building and maintaining emotional wellness. Our hope is that you leave feeling better equipped to cope with emotional stressors and empowered as a BIPOC student among our campus community. We are so excited for you to join!
All of Me Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., facilitated by Loucricia Brown, LCSW
All of Me is a support group for students who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The goal of the group is to create a trusting space to process life and campus issues, build skills to manage challenges, and explore various aspects of identity. Topics are developed by the group, and often include themes such as increasing self-esteem and resilience, coming out, managing difficult relationships, and creating peer support networks.
Wise Mind Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., facilitated by Atalia Lyte, LMHC
Do your emotions often feel really intense, overwhelming, and out of control? Almost like a big wave that knocks you down? Wise Mind is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed, skill-based group designed to help you feel more in control and prepared when that wave of emotion hits. Together we will learn ways to handle difficult interpersonal situations, regulate our emotions, and feel more hopeful, mindful, and relaxed.
C3 (Cope, Connect, Create) Tuesdays 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., facilitated by Eric Toboika, LMSW & Sarah Burrows, LMHC
First Year and Transfer students welcome! Come create with other new students through this fun and interactive visual art-based group. We will focus on using the creative arts to foster connections and explore coping strategies to adjust to campus life. No prior art experience necessary, and if you have art experience that is great too.