Current Support Groups

DESCRIPTION: This virtual group is meant to provide psychoeducation around the impact of trauma to individuals who have experienced sexual trauma. This is not a processing group, no details of traumatic experiences will be shared. Instead, participants will be provided with the support and encouragement from one another while discussing common reactions after trauma, building coping skills, enhancing self esteem, gaining skills to build boundaries, understanding difficult emotions, and developing healthy supports.

The Coping Strategies for Trauma Group in comprised of 10 sessions that cyclical, and individuals can join at any time.

WHO: This group is inclusive of any gender identification and expression over the age of 18.

WHEN: NEXT 10-WEEK ROTATION BEGINS ON JUNE 16th.

Thursday evenings from 6:00pm- 7:00p

WHERE: Virtual via ZOOM (visit zoom.us for details)

REGISTRATION

 

*Pre-Registration is required

**If you have any additional questions please reach out to Caitlin Evan, Supervisor of Clinical Services at caitline@paar.net or 412-431-5665 ext 1122

DESCRIPTION: PAAR is offering a support group for any and all individuals that identify as male, are 18 and older, and have experienced sexual violence at any time in their life. The goal of group is to provide an opportunity for participants to express their emotions, receive support from others who have experience sexual violence, understand the dynamics of abuse, learn coping skills and improve their self-esteem.

WHO: This group is open to anyone who identifies as male and all sexual orientations are equally welcome.

WHEN: Group will meet Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm

WHERE: Virtual via ZOOM (visit zoom.us for details)

REGISTRATION

*Pre-Registration is required

**If you have any additional questions please reach out to Caitlin Evan, Supervisor of Clinical Services at caitline@paar.net or 412-431-5665 ext 1154

Description: This an in-person closed processing group for those who have experience sexual trauma. The Trauma Processing Group is limited to 10 participants per 10 week cycle. This  group allows participants a space to share thoughts, feelings, and their experience with others who have experience similar traumas. The group begins with breathing and relaxation or a therapeutic exercise to help members focus. The group then moves on to open sharing. This is an opportunity to listen, give input, and gain knowledge and support from each other. Themes of recovery, and how sexual trauma has affected members lives are shared and validated in a safe helpful atmosphere. The one and a half hour group session ends with a meditation, deep breathing, or visualization.

WHO: The Trauma Processing Group is inclusive of any gender identification and expression over the age of 18.

WHEN: Beginning Spring/Summer 2022 – Every Thursday from 6-7:30pm (Exact Date to be Announced Soon)

REGISTRATION: **Individuals interested in participating in this group do not need to participate in individual therapy at PAAR but must complete an intake. Contact 412-431-5665 to request an intake for group

***If you have any additional questions please reach out to Caitlin Evan, Supervisor of Clinical Services at caitline@paar.net or 412-431-5665 ext 1122

DESCRIPTION: This is a closed processing group for current undergraduate college students who have experienced sexual trauma.

This virtual group is limited to 10 participants per 10 week cycle. This group allows participants a space to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with others who have experienced similar traumas. The group begins with a breathing or relaxation exercise to help engage focus. The group then moves on to open sharing, sometimes using themed discussion prompts. This is an opportunity to listen, give input, and gain knowledge and support from each other. Themes of recovery, and how sexual trauma has affected participants’ lives are shared and validated in a safe, helpful atmosphere. The one-and-a-half-hour group session ends with a meditation or visualization exercise. 

WHO: The College Student’s Virtual Support Group is inclusive of any gender identification and expression over the age of 18; must be a current undergraduate college student. This group is non-university specific; all undergraduate students are welcome to register.  

WHEN: Each Wednesday – 4pm-5:30pm

WHERE: Virtual via ZOOM (visit zoom.us for details)

REGISTRATION

Registration: *Individuals interested in participating in this group do not need to participate in individual therapy at PAAR but must complete a virtual intake appointment prior to joining the group. 

**If you have any additional questions please reach out to Susie Balcom, Victim Advocate at susieb@paar.net or 412-431-5665 ext 1129