Promoting Safety and Self-Care
Facilitated by Melanie Marklein, PhD and Jessica Culp, LPC
February 18 - April 28 (no session March 17)
The purpose of this group is for members to connect with one another and explore the impact of traumatic experience on various aspects of life and relationships.
Major goals of the TIG include:
Increased understanding of the impact of trauma
Decreased sense of isolation
Reduced sense of shame
Increased ability to regulate trauma-related affect
Enhanced coping skills
Increased capacity for safe relationships
Increased feelings of empowerment
This group is open to female-identified adult survivors of interpersonal trauma (e.g., emotional/physical abuse or neglect, sexual abuse/violence). Group members are required to be in individual therapy at least twice a month during the group and must be willing to sign a release between individual and group therapists.
$50/session (UIUC Student Insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO accepted).
For more information or to schedule an initial phone screening, please contact Jessica Culp at or (217) 778-4134 ext. 3.
*The Trauma Information Group is based on the book “Group Trauma Treatment in Early Recovery: Promoting Safety and Self Care" by Judith Lewis Herman, Diya Kalivayalil, and Members of the Victims of Violence Program.