Group Via Zoom
BIPOC College Students & Young Adults
Mondays 4:30pm - 5:45pm or Tuesdays 4:30pm - 5:45 pm. 6 Week Sessions
This group is designed for BIPOC young adults (18 – late 20’s) who may be experiencing any of the following:
Community Stresses, such as uncertainty of how to respond to or cope with limited access to:
- fair, equitable, or quality education
- desired job opportunities
- resources necessary to achieve independent living goals
- fair and equal policing within your community
- activities within your school, workplace, or community that affirm your racial/ethnic identity
Relationship Stresses, such as uncertainty of how to respond to:
- feeling mistreated by peers, professors, colleagues, or bosses due your identity
- feeling as if authority figures (professors, bosses or HR) do not take your experiences of cultural stress seriously when reported
- conflict with family related to balancing personal independence with honoring/respecting cultural traditions within your family
- feeling a lack of connection to peers of a similar racial/ethnic identity
- witnessing someone of a similar identity experiencing mistreatment around you or online
Emotional Distress, such as struggling with:
- Knowing what you are feeling in response to cultural stress within your home, friendships, school, or workplace
- Being critical of your emotional responses to cultural stress
- Feeling your emotions intensely and possibly over a long time
- Knowing how to cope with emotional reactions to cultural stress
Identity Distress, such as struggling to:
- Have or maintain pride in your racial/ethnic identity
- Manage self-doubt or low confidence due to cultural stress within your home, friendships, school, or workplace
- Manage thoughts of being an imposter or feeling as if you do not belong in your home, friendships, school, or workplace
What can I expect to gain by participating in the REACH College/Young Adult Group?
Group participants can expect growth in feeling empowered to achieve personal goals, self-acceptance towards one’s cultural background, and overall emotional healing. Additionally, participants will gain skills in
- Values and strengths clarification
- Emotional coping
- Problem solving
- Community building
- Identity exploration
- DATE/TIME: Mondays at 4:30 pm or Tuesdays at 4:30 pm
- LOCATION: Enrollment is rolling, and the group will take place virtually. Participants must be residents of New York, Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia
- LENGTH: Group length is 75 min. One group cycle is 6 sessions.
- FEES and INSURANCE: The Ross Center is an out of network provider, and does not accept insurance. However, many clients are able to submit receipts for out of network services to their insurance company for reimbursement. If you are in need of financial assistance to participate in the REACH program, please let us know. Inquiries about financial assistance or questions about insurance should be sent to Grace Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in this group, please complete the questionnaire below. We will contact you to follow-up after receiving your responses.
To learn more about THE REACH PROGRAM at The Ross Center, click HERE.
Ryan DeLapp, PhD
Psychologist & Director of The REACH Program
New York, NY, Washington, DC (virtual), and Northern Virginia (virtual)