Concerns about Group Counseling
Group counseling provides a safe, confidential environment where you can learn about yourself and others. However, it is natural to have some concerns about entering into group counseling. It may be helpful to know that groups are led by one or two mental health professionals, such as licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and doctoral fellows and doctoral interns. Groups are kept confidential by group members agreeing not to disclose information about each other or the contents of the group outside of the group. For this reason, we ask that group members do not socialize outside of the group until the group has concluded. An agreement of confidentiality is required of everyone attending the group. If you see a friend or classmate in a group, it is most helpful if you immediately tell your facilitators about your relationship with that individual in order to address this concern as soon as possible. If you would like to learn more information about participating in a group facilitated by CTC staff, please call us at 208-885-6716.
Location: Mary Forney Hall, Rm. 306
Group facilitators are committed to maintaining confidentiality. In order to create safety and trust conducive for positive change and growth, group members will be asked to keep the names and identities of other group members as well as the materials discussed in group confidential. However, group facilitators cannot guarantee that other group members will adhere to the confidentiality principle practiced by group facilitators.