Current Groups

Spring 2020 Groups

APPETITE FOR LIFE

Do thoughts about food, weight and body image consume more of your thoughts than you would like? Do your thoughts and behaviors isolate you from friends or contribute to negative feelings about yourself? This group offers a safe place and opportunity for you to develop insight into your eating behaviors and challenge negative thoughts about food and body image. By discussing shared experiences with others in this group, members provide support to one another for change and develop greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.

MONDAYS 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Starting Date: TBD

BIPOLAR PSYCHOEDUCATION

This 5-session educational group is for students diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Our group will provide a safe, confidential space in which members can learn strategies for effective management of bipolar symptoms and support each other in navigating the demands of their academic work, relationships, and personal lives. Group sessions 2-5 will each feature a 30 minute film from the four-part series produced by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance called Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder.

WEDNESDAYS 10:00–11:00 AM

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 4

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. If interested in joining, please contact Dr. Jamie Garvey to set up a brief screening appointment.

WEDNESDAYS 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Starting Date: TBD

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.

Grp I: WEDNESDAYS 4:30-5:30 PM
4 Sessions before Spring Break, Feb 12, 19, 26 and March 4
Grp II: WEDNESDAYS 4:30-5:30 PM
4 Sessions after Spring Break, March 25, Apr 1, 8, and 15

GETTING OUT OF THE LOOP GROUP!

Even if you don’t attend the workshop you can still join our group at any time during the semester until it is filled. But first, Drop-In to the 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 are ready, you can join this weekly group to gain support and keep yourself on track. Questions? Contact Wendy Settle, PhD

THURSDAYS 2:00-3:00 PM
Starting date: February 20

GOT ANXIETY?!

Got anxiety? This group focuses on naming it, describing exactly how it works in your life,
learning how to address it, creating a plan for change and recovery that has the ingredients for lasting value, and practicing the skills of recovery necessary to reclaim your life and your efficacy in the face of unhealthy anxiety. Participants will work individually and in support of one another to achieve these stated goals.

WEDNESDAYS 3:15-4:45 PM
Stating date: February 5

GROWTH GROUP

We are all beautiful works in progress! In this group we will work on embracing our strengths, practicing vulnerability, enhancing growth mindset and self-compassion, and cultivating
interpersonal skills.

TUESDAYS 12:30-1:30 PM
Starting date: TBD

GRADUATE THERAPY GROUP

This group is designed for graduate students who are looking for support as they adjust to new roles and manage new expectations, both academically and culturally. The group may also be a useful place to increase self-awareness, explore and challenge interpersonal patterns, develop new coping skills and increase confidence.

WEDNESDAYS 5:15–6:30 PM
Starting Date: TBD

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP

To discuss cultural, career, educational, relational and financial concerns unique to international students at ND and identify available resources to help you. Examples of the topics include, but not limited to, culture shock, cultural customs, friendship/relationships, communication styles, interpersonal issues, family at home, and future aspirations. If interested, contact the UCC and set up a screening appointment with Dr. Weiyang Xie.

DATE: TBD
Starting Date: TBD

NOT THE PERFECT FAMILY

Does your family situation frequently involve frustration, anger, conflict, and unease? Despite how it may feel, you are not alone! Discuss this and more with other students who are trying to figure out how to cope with their family and be a sane student managing life and relationships all at the same time.

THURSDAYS 3:30–4:30 PM
Starting date: TBD

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 3:30–4:45PM
Starting Date: February 3

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.

WEDNESDAYS 3:20–4:50 PM
Starting Date: TBD

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 3:30–4:30 PM
Starting Date: TBD