Groups and Workshops


Current Groups

Relationship Open Table  

This weekly discussion group offers students a forum in which to discuss issues in all types of relationships (e.g., dating, marriage, peer, family, professional).              

WHEN: Every Monday, 5:15-6:15pm, beginning 6/3/19          

WHERE: Redwood Hall, Room 105A 

Topics are flexible, will vary from week-to-week, and will be announced every Monday via email.              

Questions? Contact Paul Quanbeck at pquanb@midwestern.edu

Let's Get Connected

Drop in for an open-table discussion to get to know your peers and get tips on adjusting to MWU.         

WHEN: Every Wednesday, 12:10-1:00pm, beginning 6/12/19          

WHERE: Redwood Hall, Room 105A            

Questions? Contact Dr. Heather Stewart at hstewa@midwestern.edu  

Upcoming Workshops

Study Smarter, Not Harder

Too much to study and not enough time?  Join Rachel Hall, Learning Specialist, for a workshop focused on implementing effective and time-efficient study strategies. 

WHEN: Monday, June 17th @12:10-1:00pm           

WHERE: Alumni Hall, Room 151

Questions? Contact Rachel Hall at rhall@midwestern.edu 

Psychological Boot-Camp

Wondering about the common psychological challenges reported by students transitioning into professional school?  If so, join Dr. Krohn and come hear about the common challenges experienced by students and get tips on how to cope with the changes in your life.       

WHEN:
 Wednesday, June 26th @12:10-1:00pm           

WHERE: Alumni Hall, Room 151

Questions? Contact Dr. Krohn at dkrohn@midwestern.edu

Less than Perfect is More than Okay

This workshop will discuss how perfectionism develops and its pros and cons, as well as offer ways to manage perfectionism and to appreciate the beauty of imperfection. 

WHEN: Monday, July 1st @12:10-1:00pm           

WHERE: Redwood Hall, Room 105A

Questions? Contact Paul Quanbeck at pquanb@midwestern.edu

Relationships 101

Professional school can cause stress in relationships.  Learn your relating style, as well as skills to have healthier relationships. 

WHEN: Monday, July 8th @12:10-1:00pm           

WHERE: Redwood Hall, Room 105A

Questions? Contact Dr. Stewart at hstewa@midwestern.edu 


Group FAQ's

Is group confidential?

All group members must consent to keeping information about the group and its participants confidential.  Confidentiality allows for the development of rapport and trust when exploring concerns.

How much should I share in group?
Each group member controls what, how much, and when information is shared in the group. 

I have trouble talking about myself in groups.  How will group work for someone like me?
It is normal to experience some initial feelings of anxiety about participating in group.  However, counselors understand this and aim to provide an optimal and safe setting for students to address their concerns.  Group also offers the opportunity to learn how to express thoughts and feelings with others.

What if I have nothing to talk about in group?
Group can also help you by listening to others and thinking about how their concerns and coping skills may apply to your life.

How many students are in the group?
Typically, groups have 3-5 students in addition to a group counselor.