Current Groups

Fall Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group

Do you feel that your emotional reactions to situations are too intense or extreme? Do you tend to be impulsive and your actions have unwanted consequences? Do you have a hard time sitting with uncomfortable emotions or distress? Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training, learn skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness to become more effective in managing extreme emotions and replacing problem behaviors with skillful behaviors. Students who join this group must also be in individual counseling, either at the UCC or off-campus. If interested in joining, please contact Dr. Jamie Garvey to set up a brief screening appointment.

WEDNESDAYS  5:15-6:45 PM

 

Personal Growth Group

This confidential group is designed to allow students to come together in a supportive space to connect and process through challenges faced in everyday life. This group will not only allow for greater understanding of the self but also a space to learn to express emotions in a healthy manner with people in similar life circumstances. You can come once or all semester as the group will be open and available to all. If interested in joining, feel free to call the UCC or contact Dr. Gabrielle Pointon or Amanda Roth, M.A.  

THURSDAYS  3:45-5 PM  

 

Women’s Group

This confidential group is designed to allow women to come together in a supportive space to connect and process through challenges faced in everyday life. This group will not only allow for greater understanding of the self but also a space to learn to express emotions in a healthy manner with people in similar life circumstances. You can come once or all semester as the group will be open and available to all. If interested in joining, feel free to call the UCC or contact Dr. Gabrielle Pointon.

TUESDAYS  3:45-5 PM

 

Ride the Wave: ACT for Anxiety!

Are you drowning in anxiety and worry? Then rise up to ride the WAVE!  Let go of your struggle with Worry and Anxiety so that you can focus instead on your Values and Experience. With acceptance and commitment therapy, you can Accept, Choose and Take Action toward building the life you want. 

MONDAYS  3:45-5 PM

 

Feel Better FAST! Help for Depression, Stress, and Sleep

Yes, you can take steps to change your negative moods, reduce your stress, and get more restful sleep. Join this 4-session informative and supportive structured group. You will be encouraged to do mood changing and stress reduction activities in between sessions.

THURSDAYS   3:45-5 PM, October 22 - November 12 (4 sessions)

 

Getting Out of the Loop OCD Group

If you think you have OCD (even if you don’t attend the workshop* on September 28th, see below) you can still join our group at any time during this fall semester. If interested the first step is to drop in to UCC to see a therapist for a few individual sessions for assessment and to create an individualized treatment plan. Group participants will be encouraged to do activities in between sessions to begin to make cognitive and behavioral changes. Once you get started, you can join our weekly group to gain support and keep yourself on track.

MONDAYS: 5:30-6:45 PM Starting on October 5th, 2020
Questions: Contact Wendy Settle, Ph.D. at 574-631-7336

*BONUS! We are offering a Caught in the Loop OCD Workshop on  September 28th, during this same time! The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about OCD. BTW you don’t need to attend the workshop before joining the group. Click HERE for more information.

  

Appetite for Life

Do thoughts about food, weight or body image consume more of your time and energy than you would like? This group provides a framework for you to identify how disordered eating/eating disorders have interrupted personal goals, affected your sense of self and relationships with others. Group will focus on 8 Keys that promote and support self compassion and  change. Members will benefit from the group regardless of where you may be in the process of understanding how disordered eating thoughts and behaviors have impacted your life and what is important to you.

MONDAY  4:45-6 PM

 

Social Anxiety Group

Worry too much about what others think of you?  Do you fear being judged by others, making mistakes, or doing something embarrassing in social or performance situations?  High social anxiety often leads to avoidance of social or performance situations such as talking in groups, being assertive, asking someone on a date, or making small-talk. Avoidance of such activities tends to make life less fulfilling.  Social Anxiety Group can help you learn to confront your social anxiety head-on.  A second Social Anxiety Group TBD may be started if there is sufficient demand.   

TUESDAYS  3:20-4:50 PM

 

Success Without Excess

Considering how substance use and related issues are impacting you?  Success without Excess helps increase safety and health as you endeavor to achieve your best self. Group members will examine current levels and impact of use, strategies to reduce use, goal setting and problem solving around challenges. Group is facilitated through a harm reduction lens and peer feedback and support are valued as integral to group process, accountability and encouragement.

FRIDAYS- time TBD based on student’s schedules

 

Graduate Student Group

This confidential group is designed to support graduate students in managing the intense demands of graduate work as well as general adjustment to the graduate and professional school environment. The group will emphasize the development of coping strategies and support systems as well as provide space to process and address racial and other disparities that may impact performance and a sense of belonging on campus.

WEDNESDAYS  5:15 – 6:30 PM