Counseling Center

University of Mississippi

Fall 2019 Groups

General Therapy Group: This group helps students to address a variety of presenting concerns in a safe and supportive atmosphere. The group focuses on both content and process material to help members establish and maintain the sills needed to be successful in college and in life. Students often discuss anxiety, depression, relationships, adjustment concerns, family concerns, academic concerns, and a host of other issues. This group will meet once a week for 90 minutes.

Graduate Process Group: The graduate therapy group is a safe and confidential space for graduate students to gain perspective and insight into themselves. Topics for discussion are broad and will be generated by members. Students can address concerns such as interpersonal issues, adjustment to graduate/professional school, family issues, academic-related concerns, work/life balance, or coping with other mental health concerns (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma). Group members may explore patterns of how they relate to themselves and others with the aim of developing greater understanding and acceptance, changing current behaviors, and developing better ways of coping in a supportive environment. This group will meet once a week  for 90 minutes . {See more here: Gradgroup }

Bridging Across Cultures: Being an international student can be both a wonderful and challenging experience. Sometimes, cultural differences and being far away from home can be tough to handle and feel isolating. This group for international students provides an safe place to discuss the challenges and excitement of being international students, offering an opportunity to consider how to make changes toward a better experience. This group will meet once a week for 90 minutes.

Sexual Assault Support (SAS) Group: The SAS group provides a safe and supportive space to connect and heal with other women who have experienced unwanted sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma or violence. The group will be a space for students who experienced sexual assault to gain support from one another and explore ways to heal in the aftermath of an assault. Topics discussed in group will include but are not limited to disclosure, fear of others knowing, multiple sexual assaults, the criminal justice process, dating after sexual assault, parental blame, parental/family support, and not reporting sexual assault to name a few. This group is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have experienced unwanted sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma. This group will meet once a week for 90 minutes.

Creative Healing for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Women-identified students who have experienced non-consensual sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma are encouraged to consider whether this private and confidential support group may be helpful to them. The group will be a safe space for members to process healing through an artistic and creative medium such as using paint, poetry, crafts, and nature to name a few. Group will focus on using creative expressions to nurture self-worth, resiliency, healing and empowerment. This group will meet once a week for 8 weeks for 90 minutes long.

UNITAS (LGBT) Group: Unitas, which means “as one”, is a support group for any Ole Miss student who identifies as a member of the LGBT community. This group will serve as a safe place to voice concerns, share struggles and triumphs, and gain support from peers and counselors. This group will meet once a week for 90 minutes.

Loved Ones and Children of Alcoholics and Addicts Group (LOCAA): The LOCAA  group provides a safe space where loved ones and children of individuals in addiction or recovery from alcohol and/or drugs can access emotional support, gain understanding, and process their experiences in a therapeutic environment.

The Recovery Support Group: The Recovery Support Group is a group for individuals who are maintaining abstinence from all substances and provides a space where individuals learn ways to enhance motivation, challenge faulty beliefs, enhance coping skills, and ultimately change behaviors related to alcohol and substance use. This group offers credit for the CRC.

Feeding Your Feelings: This group is for females who struggle with disordered eating, body image issues, and perfectionistic thinking. Join us to discuss healthier techniques of nourishing your body and your self-worth while managing pressures to look and feel a certain way. Meeting with others to discuss how to change the ways we think about our bodies and challenge the thin-ideal! This group will meet once a week for 90 minutes.

Dealing with Distress: Do you feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions? Meet with others in a supportive environment to deal with your distress! This is a skills-based group that focuses on teaching students how to manage chronic negative emotions and/or behaviors through distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness skills. This group will meet once a week for 60 minutes.

Women of Color: This group is aimed at providing comfort and support through fellowship with other women of color on campus. This dynamic group will provide a safe space to reflect and discuss the experiences, challenges, and personal growth that is specific to women of color. It is a chance to support and empower each other, while addressing the uniquely-complex reality of being a minority at the University of Mississippi. This group will meet once a week for 90 minutes.

*Meditation Group: Through the ages, the practice of meditation has taken many different forms, but the process appears to be one and the same: deliberate stillness and attention. The benefits accrued from a sustained practice of meditation, whatever form the path might take, appear to be reliable ones: serenity, clarity, relaxation, self-assurance, and compassion. As a way of planting the seed of meditation in our community, the “Just One Breath” sitting offers a place to practice meditation, mindfulness, and being present. Whether you are new to meditation or have an established practice and whether you attend only once or come to every session, your presence is welcomed. This group will meet once a week (Tuesday morning) at 9:30 a.m. {See more here: Meditation }

*open to the University community; not required to be a client of the UCC.