Group Counseling

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What is Group Therapy/Support?

It is a type of therapy where a group of students with similar concerns and/or identities meet in-person for about 60-90 minutes, with a staff therapist. Group members talk about their concerns while receiving/providing feedback, which involves expressing your feelings to others about what they say or do in the group. Interaction between members is anticipated and provides each person an opportunity to learn about and try out new ways of interacting and relating. Alternatively, some groups focus on providing information and teaching skills to help members learn to better cope with their concerns.

How are Groups Helpful?

Groups can help you:
Realize you are not alone and reduce isolation
Develop and practice social skills
Find your voice
Relate to others in healthier, more effective ways
Express your feelings and accept feedback from others
Put things into perspective
Be your authentic self

*If you are a student at UNCG, you are eligible to participate in a group. However, some groups have a specific focus and may not be relevant for you. You will have the opportunity to meet with a group facilitator to see if group is right for you.

Fall 2018 Free & Confidential Groups

If you are interested in a group, please contact the Counseling Center at 336.334.5874.

*Pre-Registration is required for KORU ONLY. To Register, Please Use the University Workshop and Event Calendar.

*All groups (except KORU) require a screening to be scheduled in-person (Gove Student Health Building, 2nd Floor) or by calling 336-334-5874. You must register online for KORU here and click on ‘view all workshops,’ select ‘3 Month Schedule’ and search ‘KORU’.

ADHD

A space to share experiences, give/receive support and discuss coping strategies such as regulation of daily activities and mindfulness. Members will be encouraged to identify practices that help maintain well-being.

Wednesdays 4-530 pm

Body Project (2 Rounds)

To empower female-identified students and improve body concerns while promoting self-confidence and self-love.

Tuesdays 12:30 - 2 pm

Round 1 Dates: 9/10,9/17,9/24,10/1

Round 2 Dates: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25

BodyWise

For female-identified students who struggle with disordered eating and body image and seek to form a space to mindfully explore authenticity and body autonomy.

Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm

Circle of Healing

A non-clinical support group for survivors of violence, that links together power and positivity through healing.

Thursdays 5 - 6 pm

#connect: An LGBTQ+ Support Group

Engage in supportive discussion on member-guided topics such as relationships, identity, coming out,etc. Held in confidential location.

Thursdays 3- 4:30 pm

DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Learn how to manage intense emotions, replace harmful coping strategies, and improve unstable relationships.

Fridays 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Empowerment Circle

A therapeutic group for survivors of difficult life experiences that encourages connection, support and healing while gaining an understanding of the impact of trauma.

Fridays 12:30 - 1:30pm

Free Expressions

Engage in art-based activity for self-expression, stress reduction and awareness. Attend as many sessions as you want!

Thursdays 3 - 4:30 pm

Grad Student Support

Support around the grad student experience including social and mood concerns and the emotional impact of academic challenges.

Mondays 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Heads Up (3 Rounds)

Brief series of didactic workshops focused on substance and education.

Tuesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Round 1 Dates: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

Round 2 Dates: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Round 3 Dates: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

It's Complicated

Address challenges of having family members with mental illness or addiction; Unpredictability, taking on responsibilities, worrying about siblings and feeling alone/ashamed.

Fridays 10pm - 2:30pm

Koru (2 Rounds)

Learn / practice mindfulness to reduce stress and get more satisfaction from college experiences..

Tuesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Round 1 Dates: 9/3, 9/10, 9/24

Round 2 Dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

Navigating Mood: Support for Students w/ Bipolar Illness

A space to share experiences, give/receive support and discuss coping strategies such as regulation of daily activities and mindfulness. Members will be encouraged to identify practices that help maintain well-being.

Mondays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sista Talk

Support and discussion for women of color who have faced similar experiences.

Thursdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SMILE: Stress Management to Improve Learning Experiences

For help with stress/anxiety and planning/achieving academic goals .

Wednesdays 3 - 4pm

Spartan Blues

For students experiencing sadness or depression to better understand their depression and learn coping strategies.

Thursdays 12:30pm - 2pm

Survivor to Thriver

A non-clinical support for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence. Bring yourauthentic self and connect with others in your healing journey.

Mondays 5pm - 6:15pm

USO: Understanding Self & Others

Process patterns of relating to others by reflecting on how you impact and are impacted by others, receiving feedback from group members and facilitators.

Fridays 2:30pm - 4pm

YGB: You Good Bro?

Culturally sensitive support group for ethnic minority, male students to discuss daily experiences and stressors.

Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5pm