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Group Therapy & Workshops

What is the difference between groups and workshops?

Both groups and 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. Appropriate self-disclosure within groups and workshops may take place at the student’s own comfort level and pace. While joining a group or workshop can feel intimidating, these treatment modalities offer advantages that cannot be found in individual counseling.

  • Please note: Urgent Care and Drop-in Consultation are also additional resource options.
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Interested in a group or workshop? Complete an interest form or reach out to one of the contacts listed below.


  • Mostly focused on the development of resilience and self-awareness.
  • Generally closed format (i.e., maximum number of participants); no session limits.
  • Includes other participants who wish to receive support around a shared identity or lived experience.
  • Requires continuous attendance in order for participants to obtain full benefits.
  • Group facilitators will often screen group members before their joining the group.
  • Requires a referral from an SCC care coordinator or UCC provider.


Please select a group for more information.

Every Thursday, 4 – 5:30pm, via Zoom 

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 & friendships, and other issues of relevance. 

We ask for a brief meeting with co-facilitators prior to joining the group. If interested, please contact Kyle Shadrick at


Every Tuesday, 3:00-4:30pm, starting in February 

Our Spring DBT Group will be focusing on Interpersonal Effectiveness: Interpersonal effectiveness skills focus on how to get what you want and need out of a relationship, no matter if the relationship is romantic, friendship, or familial, while also exploring how to balance our needs vs the needs of others. In this group we learn how to ask for what we want, learn how to navigate conflict, maintain our self-respect, and offer support and validation to those in our lives.  

If you are interested in attending, please email to schedule an informational meeting/screening. 

Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: UCC 

The Graduate Process Group is designed to provide a space for graduate students with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns. Group members will offer each other support and feedback in working toward change. Common concerns that may be addressed in this group include navigating graduate programs and demands, interpersonal relationship difficulties, transitioning from graduate school to the work environment, individuation, identity concerns, and work/life balance.  

Limited spots available. If interested, please contact Tamaki Silver at 

WEDNESDAY 5 – 6 PM (In-person at Project Safe)

Start Date: January 17

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. Group is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. This group is a collaboration between the University Counseling Center and the Project Safe Center. 

No formal referral is required. 

If interested in this group, please email


Every Other Tuesday, 4-5pm, Starting January 9, In-Person at UCC 

Note: There will be no STEM Support Group 4/2

Are you a graduate student in BRET or another STEM department? Join us! This support group will provide an opportunity to share, listen, and connect with other BRET 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.   

For further information, please contact Aneesa Anderson, 


Understanding Self & 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.  

Group Screening required as a prerequisite. 

USO #1 

  • Tuesdays, 10am - 11:30am
  • UCC 
  • Starting Date: Early February

To schedule group screening or for more information, email or

Every Monday, 3:30-5:00pm, In-Person at UCC 

Untangle and align your thoughts and emotions at our expressive arts group. The Untangle group offers a space to connect, in the “here and now”, and experience the healing power of creativity. Through visual art, movement, music, and storytelling emotions are liberated facilitating insight and growth. No prior experience in art making is needed and art material will be provided.    

Group Screening Required. 

For more information, please contact one of the following UCC staff members:  

Courtney Williams:    

Claire Jang:  


Every Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm, Starting Feb 16. In-Person at UCC.  

Untangle your worried mind and unleash your potential.  

We invite you to embark on a creative journey destined to break free from negative bonds. “Untangle to Thrive” offers a compassionate and healing space where creative expressions become a powerful catalyst for self-discovery and growth. 

No prior experience in art making is needed and art supplies will be provided. 

For more information, please contact one of the following UCC staff members: 

Viviana Grice:  

Sofia Huang:  

Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm, In person in the UCC

Starting: Mid-Late February

The Women’s Process Group is a group where participants explore their concerns about relationships, academic and work stress, problems with depression or anxiety, family, life transitions, and communication, among other concerns. This exploration enables participants to work on changing their thinking or behavior patterns to make their lives work better, enjoy their lives more fully, and achieve a sense of personal authenticity. In addition, the Women’s Group focuses on the ways in which women’s lives are impacted by societal gender stereotypes and the guilt and shame that can be experienced when we do not fit certain stereotypes.  An important aspect of this group is the chance to explore here-and-now relationships with the other women in the group, to see how others’ experiences are like your own, and to support and encourage positive change. This is an in-person group for undergraduate, graduate and professional students and is open to anyone identifying as a woman.

Group Screening Required: For more information and group screening, please email or

Mondays, 12 PM - 1 PM (In-Person) | Start Date: January 8, 2023 

Tuesdays, 4 PM - 5 PM (Zoom) | Start Date: January 23, 2023 

The goal of this group is to provide support and guidance to nursing students as they cope with the challenges of nursing school and their upcoming professional practice. Topics to be covered include fitting in, self-care, dealing with stress, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, performance anxiety, compassion fatigue, time management, and transitioning from nursing student to clinical practice. 

This group will have both in-person and online options. In-person groups will be held at the nursing school and online groups will be via zoom. Both in-person and online options will be held once per month. In-person groups will meet on Mondays at 12PM and online groups will be held on Tuesdays at 4PM. 

For more information, please contact one of the following staff members: or 


  • Mostly focused on the development of everyday skills.
  • Workshops tend to be intermittent and take place in series, not requiring continuous attendance.
  • There is no necessary screening (drop-in registrations are welcome).


Please select a workshop for more information.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Understand what anxiety is and how it impacts us
  • Explore how thoughts and behaviors affect anxiety
  • Develop strategies to better cope with anxiety

There are 3 rounds to choose from. Attendance to all three sessions within a round is required, as each week builds upon the previous one.

Round 1

Thur. 1-2pm: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 

Round 2

Tue. 4-5pm: 2/20, 2/27, 3/5 

Round 3

Wed. 4-5pm: 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 

Register for Round 3 here!

In this 3-part workshop, you will learn about the concept of self-compassion and how to practically incorporate it into your daily life.

  • Friday, February 16, 12:30pm-2pm
  • Friday, February 23, 12:30pm-2pm
  • Friday, March 1, 12:30pm-2pm

Each session will be held at the CSW Classroom.

For more information or to register, please email

Wednesdays, 1/24-3/20; 4-5pm

Virtual via Zoom-links are available below.

A verified diagnosis of ADHD is not required for this workshop; any interested student is welcome! Please call 615.322.2571 and ask for Frances or 615.322.0480 and ask for Samantha or email or

Jan 24 (Zoom): Time & Task Management

Jan 31 (Zoom): TLCs (Therapeutic Lifestyle Choices), Mindfulness

Feb 7 (Zoom): Goal-setting and group coaching

Feb 14 (Zoom): Goal-setting and group coaching

Feb 28 (in-person, CSW Classroom): Refuel

March 20 (in-person, CSW Classroom): Refuel