Faith Challenges Group: Drop-In Support/Discussion Group
Mondays 2:30-3:45 pm on Zoom (the Meeting ID is 837 3352 8590, the Password is 836612). Please download the release form, sign this and return via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot get this done before the first meeting, you will need to complete this paperwork immediately after because this release form is required for all attendees. For questions, please inquire at CAPS)
Purpose of the Group
This group is an opportunity for students to get together in a safe environment, learn from, and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues related to faith that create stress (e.g., having faith doubts or internal conflict with elements of your faith, clarifying your spiritual identity, stresses associated with faith transitions, finding a spiritual place of belonging, talking to those of different faiths, etc.). The topic of the day will be motivated by those who participate that day. This group will be co-facilitated by Monique Frazier and Mark Nafziger, both are psychologists from USU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Expectations of Group Members
- In order for everyone to express opinions freely, we ask you not to discuss who attended the meeting and what other people said in the meeting with anyone outside of the group (confidentiality). We cannot legally guarantee confidentiality, but it is highly encouraged.
- Be respectful (take turns talking, be on time, be respectful of different opinions, no faith bashing, etc.).
- This group is not a counseling or therapy group. It is a place where we can learn from each other and discuss issues we are interested in or concerned with. If you are interested in receiving individual or group therapy to address personal concerns, speak with the facilitator from CAPS to find out how to receive these services.
- If the group is not meeting your needs or expectations, if there are situations in which you don’t feel comfortable, or if you have ideas on how to improve the group, the facilitators will be available briefly after each meeting and welcome your feedback.