Women’s Trauma Information Group

Promoting Safety and Self-Care

Facilitated by Melanie Marklein, PhD and Jessica Culp, LPC

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30

February 18 - April 28 (no session March 17)

10-week Group

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 self-compassion

  • 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 jessica@steadfastcenter.com 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.