Dealing with COVID as a student
Catherine Chan, an experienced psychotherapist and social worker. She has 40 years of experience in the field.
Rose Reginna, MSW student at Wilfrid Laurier University
Azada Faez, MSW student at Wilfrid Laurier University
Fatema Ali, MSW student at Western University Kings College
What to expect: You will join a group of fellow students who share similar experiences with you and you can use this group as a support network and sounding board. The facilitator Catherine will lead the group and address isolation, stress, loneliness, and mental health wellbeing during pandemic.
Dates: 6-8 pm on March 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Zoom Link
Cost: You can use your school insurance to pay, otherwise, we accept whatever you feel comfortable paying
To register, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly. This group is first come, first served. So please register early to save your spot.
Register information: Thanks for your interest, the registration of this group has been closed. If you have mental health needs, please register for Group Therapy 1 or book individual counseling.
Benefits of Joining Group Therapy
The principal advantages of group therapy include:
Group therapy allows people to receive the support and encouragement of the other members of the group. People participating in the group can see that others are going through the same thing, which can help them feel less alone.
Group members can serve as role models for other members of the group. By observing someone successfully coping with a problem, other members of the group can see that there is hope for recovery. As each person progresses, they can, in turn, serve as a role model and support figure for others. This can help foster feelings of success and accomplishment.
Group therapy is often very affordable. Instead of focusing on just one client at a time, the therapist can devote his or her time to a much larger group of people.
Group therapy offers a safe haven. The setting allows people to practice behaviors and actions within the safety and security of the group.
By working in a group, the therapist can see first-hand how each person responds to other people and behaves in social situations. Using this information, the therapist can provide valuable feedback to each client.