WSU Psychology Clinic is offering group therapy treatment for depression and anxiety
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based treatment approach for a variety of mental health problems, including for mood and anxiety disorders. Most typically, people who experience mood disorders like depression also experience anxiety. Estimates suggest that 85% of individuals with depressive disorder also experience anxiety, and 90% of individuals with an anxiety disorder also have a comorbid depressive disorder. More recent research tells us that similar processes contribute to co-occurring depression and anxiety. These underling core issues are targeted by transdiagnostic CBT or t-CBT.
We will be starting a new group based on transdiagnositic CBT in September, 2019. This group will meet once a week on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 pm in the WSU Psychology Clinic for 12 consecutive sessions. Before joiningyou will be scheduled with one of the group facilitators for a 30-45 minute interview o determine if your concerns will be appropriately addressed in this group. All other sessions have psychoeducational, skills based and CBT based components that will be practiced within the sessions. Between session learning or “homework” is important to practice skills that were developed in sessions and to apply these skills to real life situations. Sharing with others who have similar experiences, learning from each other, and seeing people who are at different stages of coping and recovering can install hope and a sense of belongingness. Group therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment choice, particularly for depression and anxiety disorders.
If you are interested or would like to get more information, please contact the WSU Psychology Clinic for more information at (509) 335-3587
Washington State University Psychology Clinic offers Anger Management Group
The Interpersonal Dynamics and Anger Management (IDAM) group for men meets weekly at the WSU Psychology Clinic in Johnson Tower room 362 on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The focus of the group is on assisting members in better managing their anger while exploring and addressing problematic interpersonal interactions in the member’s lives. The group is for both WSU students as well as community members of the Palouse region. The group is an open group (i.e., it is possible to join during the first session of every month and will continue indefinitely), but will consist of 16 session cycles. Before joining you will be scheduled with one of the group facilitators for a 30-60 minute interview in which it is determined if your concerns will be appropriately addressed in this group setting.
Each session will cost $10. If you have any questions, feel free to call or stop by the WSU Psychology Clinic (Johnson Tower 362; 509-335-3587). Spots are limited so make sure to call early to reserve your seat!