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Therapy Groups & Workshops

Group Descriptions Below

Counseling Services Groups and Workshops Spring 2018

Process Group 1- Group Screen Required
Tuesdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Process Group 2- Group Screen Required                                                                                                                                                                            
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Process Group 3- Group Screen Required
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Process Group 4- Group Screen Required                                                                                                                                                  
Fridays 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Life Skills- Group Screen Required                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuesdays 12:30pm-2:00pm

Women of Color Group- Group Screen Required                                                                                                                                                                  Fridays 3:00pm-4:30pm

Gender and Sexuality Therapy Group- Group Screen Required                                                                                                                                   Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am or Fridays 2:00pm-3:30pm

Invisible Illness Therapy Group- Group Screen Required                                                                                                                                                   Fridays 12:00pm-1pm

Call Counseling Services 715-836-5521 to schedule a group screen if interested in joining a process group.


Attacking Anxiety & Depression
Mondays from 3:30pm-4:30pm or                                                                                                                                                                                           Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                   Located in Old Library 1128                                                                                                                                                                                                

Happiness Workshop                                                                                                                                                                                                           Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                             Located in the Counseling Services Group Room

Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop                                                                                                                                           Mondays 2:00pm-3:00pm                                                                    Located in Davies 320F Menominee Room*                                                                           *On Monday, Feb.26th in Davies 320E                                                                                                           *On Monday, April 23rd in Centennial Hall 320     

Mind and Body Workshop                  Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm                                                                                                                                        Located in Centennial 2904                           Wednesdays February, 14th, 21st, 28th, March 7th and 14th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Students are encouraged to stop by the office at Old Library 2122, or give us a call 715-836-5521, for more information. Pre-registration isn't required for the workshops, just drop in!

Process Groups- Would you like to relate more confidently and comfortably with others and improve your self-esteem? Interpersonal process groups provide opportunities to share experiences, learn new perspectives, and experiment with new ways of relating to others in a safe and supportive environment. Through this, participants will gain a better understanding of themselves and others. 

Women of Color Process Group- This interpersonal process group provides a safe and supportive space for women of diverse cultural backgrounds to discuss topics relevant to their experience- race relations, cultural adjustments, gender equality, media influences on self-esteem/body image, romantic relationships, and overall issues related to being a woman of color and college student at UWEC.

Gender and Sexuality Process Group- This interpersonal process group provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ-IA+ students on campus to discuss topics relevant to their experience.

Invisible Illness Process Group- This interpersonal process group provides a safe and supportive space for students experiencing invisible physical illnesses to discuss topics relevant to their experience.

Attacking Anxiety and Depression Workshop- The attacking anxiety and depression workshop is a skill based workshop that focuses primarily on helping individuals, manage worry, conquer fears, and restructure thinking that exacerbates anxiety. The workshop skills are rooted in the mindful practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Each week the participants of the workshop will learn a new skill, practice said skill, and report on their perceptions of the effectiveness of that skill at the following week's workshop date. Participants will have opportunities to check in each week, identifying how their anxiety and depression is impacting them currently, as well as share feedback with one another. The outcomes of the group are to help participants better understand how their anxiety and/or depression manifests, identify specific interventions that help manage anxiety and depression, and diversify and expand on participant's coping skills and strengths.

Life Skills Workshop- A six week psycho-educational group focused on teaching students skills in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation. The aim of the group is to create increased effectiveness in shifting perceptions and thoughts to positively influence one's emotional state and daily experiences. 

Happiness Workshop- This is a structured workshop aimed at helping students become happier. Each week focuses on empirically supported positive psychology techniques that have been shown to increase happiness, life satisfaction, and connectedness to others and to decrease depressive symptoms. Participants will learn new skills each week and as well as have opportunities to reflect on the things that they are already doing that contribute to their happiness. The focus of the group is to increase happiness by examining positives and exploring things that are going well in their lives. Who is a good referral: This workshop is for Individuals with a desire to be happier. This can be particularly helpful for people struggling with depression, loneliness, anxiety, etc.

Mindfulness and Meditation-Need a breather? The Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop will allow you to de-stress and learn easy, helpful techniques to calm your mind and body. Enjoy a basic introduction to breath work and mind clearing that will provide one hour of calm into your day! All levels are welcome. No experience necessary!

Adventure Based Therapy Group- Counseling Services and the Environmental Adventure Center are partnering to provide a unique, challenging, and fun workshop for students. This 3-session workshop will help students get out of their comfort zone and empower them. Through this collaboration, students will have an opportunity to use the Eagle View Ropes course on upper campus to engage in challenging initiatives and process their experiences with one another. The goals of the workshop are effective communication, problem solving, team building, and social skills. The course will be run by trained instructors and counseling staff will facilitate the discussions had during and after the workshop. Dates and times to be determined.

To sign up, please call Counseling Services (715-836-5521).There will be a one-time $10 fee, which covers the cost of the ropes course.

Mind and Body (at Student Health Services, co-facilitated with a nurse from SHS)- The mind-body connection workshop is a skill based workshop that focuses primarily on helping individuals identify and understand how their physiological health and well-being impacts their mental health and well-being.The workshop will also teach participants body-mind skills such as guided meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness practices.The outcomes of the workshop are to help participants better understand how their physical health and mental health are connected as well as what skills they can use to improve well-being in both.