Counseling Services Groups and Drop-In Workshops for Spring 2021
Group Descriptions Below: Group Screening Appointment Requirement for all GROUPS. Fall groups will take place via Zoom.
- Process Groups- Multiple days and times available
- Gender & Sexuality Group- Fridays 1-2:30
- Invisible Illnesses Group- TBD
Call Counseling Services 715-836-5521 to schedule a group screen if interested in joining a process group.
Our drop-in workshops are now available online! Our Anxiety and Depression workshop as well as our happiness workshop are now both available online so that you can move through them at your own pace. Please visit our You Tube page to see the virtual workshops.
- Student of Color Drop-in Support Group- Tuesdays 11-12:30, Join by Zoom Here! Please contact Cindy Yang or Paula Chiara with questions
How to increase and/or maintain confidence
The impact of Racial/Social Injustice in our daily life
The effect of intergenerational trauma
Adjusting to changes
Coping with anxiety and depression
How to ask for help
Dealing with the stigmas of Mental Health
The benefits of Counseling/Therapy
Challenging internal barriers
Call Counseling Services 715-836-5521 to schedule an intake appointment if you are interested in joining a process group.
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.
Student of Color Process Group
The Students of Color Support Group provides a safe and supportive space for students of color to make sense of, give a voice to the wide range of experiences and feelings they have, as well as learn healthy coping skills. It is an interactive support group designed to provide space for students to openly engage in dialogues around issues and concerns related to what it means to be a student of color in an academically rigorous and predominantly white environment, as well as provide coping skills and strategies. Such dialogue and skill building activities will occur in a therapeutic environment with qualified therapists facilitating the group. Central themes to be discussed may include but are not limited to: academic concerns, family and romantic relationships, sexism, racism, micro-aggression, discrimination, imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, social/racial injustice, self-awareness, self-esteem, emotional health issues and other stressors related to being a person of color in this environment. Each individual will also have an opportunity to provide and receive feedback related to how others experience them within the group context.
Every Wednesday from 11-12:30PM
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.
This workshop is based on Positive Psychology and helps participants work through activities that have been shown to increase happiness!
Please view the Happiness Workshop here.
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.
Our drop-in workshops are now available online! Please visit our You Tube page to see the virtual workshops.
The writing workshop is a space to learn about reflective writing and how to use it to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Students can use prompts to guide them in stream of consciousness writing and spend time individually reflecting on their writing. There are no expectations to share your writings with the group so this can be a great opportunity for those who are not as comfortable sharing with others. All writers are welcome whether you need help getting started or want to work on new techniques this workshop will have something for you.
This workshop is currently being adapted to a virtual format.