Students often find themselves feeling isolated or alone in their challenges, experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Group Therapy allows students to feel understood, supported, and encouraged by their peers in a safe, supportive, and confidential space. Groups are free for currently enrolled students, meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes, include up to 10 participants, and are facilitated by clinical staff members. The UCC offers a variety of groups based upon the unique needs and interest areas of the University students.
If you are interested in a group, please contact the Counseling Center to learn more.
Spring 2020 Groups
General Therapy: This group helps students to address a variety of presenting concerns in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Graduate Support: The graduate support therapy group is a safe and confidential space for graduate students to gain perspective and insight into themselves, learn appropriate coping skills for stressors, and normalize their experiences of being a graduate student.
Sexual Assault Survivor Support (SASS): The SASS group provides a safe and supportive opportunity to connect and heal with other women who have experienced unwanted sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma.
Bridging Across Cultures: This group for international students provides a 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.
UNITAS: Unitas, which means ‘as one’, is a support group for students who identify as members of the LGBT community and provides a safe place to voice concerns, share struggles and triumphs, and gain support from peers and counselors.
Loved Ones and Children of Alcoholics and Addicts (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.
Recovery Support: 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.
Women of Color: Come out and enjoy the comfort and support of a 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.
Men of Color: Come out and enjoy the comfort and support of a fellowship with other men 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 men of color.
Creative Healing for Survivors of Sexual Assault: The group is a safe place for female students who have experienced non-consensual sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma to process healing through artistic and creative medium, including painting, poetry, crafts, and nature.
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.
Dealing with Distress: This is a skills-based group that focuses on teaching students how to manage chronic negative emotions and/or behaviors (suicidal thoughts, self-harm, etc.) through distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness skills.
Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSR): Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice is a group designed to train participants on both mindfulness and character strengths and how each enhances the other. Learn how to shift your focus from what’s wrong to what’s right. Each session consists of mindfulness practices, including meditation, brief written character strengths exercises, and group discussion. Each 1-hour session presents new content which builds off of the previous week so being able to attend all sessions as best as possible is important.
Anxiety Tool Kit: This group is for students who want to gain a better understanding of anxiety, common triggers and symptoms associated with some of the most common types of anxiety that college students face, including social anxiety and test anxiety. In this setting, students will learn to use coping skills to address symptoms in a safe and non-threatening environment with others who have similar experiences. This is a closed group.
Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Support: This group provides a safe and supportive opportunity to connect and heal with other women who have experienced intimate partner violence, which may include emotional, verbal, physical, sexual, technological, financial, and academic abuse. The goal of this group is to foster resilience, hope, strength, and unity.
Women Support: This groups offers a safe space for women to come together and support one another through shared and unique challenges and concerns.
Meditation: The “Just One Breath” meditation group offers a welcoming environment to collectively practice meditation, mindfulness, and being present. This group is open to the University community; you are not required to be a client of the UCC.