Find support and connection with a UCC group or workshop

The University Counseling Center offers groups and workshops for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Both the groups and the workshops are powerful treatment modalities. Their power lies in the support and feedback given by other participants as well as by the facilitators. They offer a supportive and affirming space for students to discuss challenges and build connections. Please see the UCC’s website for a full list of groups and workshops offered.

Groups that have upcoming start dates or rolling acceptance

The Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi-American Support Group provides a safe and affirming space for APIDA-identifying students who are looking for support, connection and skills as they navigate experiences relating to their intersecting identities. We welcome students across nationalities and backgrounds. This group is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

The STEM Support Group is for graduate students in BRET or another STEM department. This support group will provide an opportunity to share, listen and connect with other BRET and STEM students in a safe and private space. A support group often helps members feel less alone and better able to cope with concerns. The group will explore themes that include stress and coping, impostor syndrome, managing difficult relationships, identity, helping a friend and grief. This is an open group, and members are encouraged to join at any time throughout the semester.

  • Bi-weekly on Tuesdays, 4–5 p.m., in person at the UCC
  • For questions or more information, please contact Aneesa Anderson or Maya Williams.

Rooted In Resilience is a support group designed for students who have been impacted by interpersonal violence. This could mean experiences of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, emotional abuse, stalking, harassment and/or childhood abuse. This group is intended to provide a supportive environment for survivors. Time is spent listening, sharing experiences, sharing challenges associated with trauma, and gaining tools and knowledge as students work toward healing. The group is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. This group is a collaboration between the University Counseling Center and the Project Safe Center.

Understanding Self and Others is a weekly interpersonal process group for undergraduate students who want to explore personal growth, increase self-awareness and enhance their experiences in personal and academic settings. In this safe space, group members will practice communicating more honestly and effectively with others while gaining support from peers and therapists. Group topics may include adjustment, loneliness, academic/general stress, social anxiety and relationships.

Continuum is a group for students wishing to give and receive support around sexual identity and/or gender identity. Individuals interested in this group may identify as LGBTQI or may choose not to subscribe to any particular label or category. Continuum provides a safe, confidential and affirming environment to discuss identity, community, self-esteem, intimate relationships, family and friendships, and other issues of relevance.

  • Thursdays, 4–5:30 p.m., virtual
  • If you are interested in joining, please contact Kyle Shadrick or Ash Weber.

The co-leaders will conduct a brief meeting with interested students prior to joining the group.

Fall 2022 University Counseling Center workshops

Anxiety Toolbox is a three-week workshop designed for students experiencing a variety of anxiety-related concerns. This workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Attendance to all three sessions is required, as each week builds upon the previous one. Sessions will cover 1.) understanding what anxiety is and how it impacts us; 2.) exploring how thoughts and behaviors affect anxiety; and 3.) developing strategies to better cope with anxiety.

The Self-Compassion Workshop is a three-week workshop series in which students will learn about the concept of self-compassion and how to practically incorporate it into their daily lives. This series is designed to help students become less self-critical and respond to their daily struggles with kindness and compassion, rather than judgment and criticism. Each workshop in the series will integrate psychoeducation, hands-on exercises and interactive discussions to help each member develop strategies and ways of thinking that will serve to increase their overall level of self-compassion and well-being. This group is open to both undergrad and graduate students.

Developing Self-Compassion, Round 2

Developing Self-Compassion, Round 3

The Thriving and Surviving with ADHD workshop has an emphasis on deepening understanding of what ADHD is and isn’t; improving work completion, time management and organization; while also touching on cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness interventions. A verified diagnosis of ADHD is not required for this workshop, and any interested student is welcome. Please see the Center for Student Wellbeing’s website for the full schedule.