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Groups, Classes, and Workshops

Business Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Appointment-Scheduling hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Phone: (512) 471-3515 - Student Services Building 5th Floor
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All groups are free and confidential.


View the full list of groups available this semester

For many concerns that college students face – like overwhelming emotions, difficult relationships and adjustments, academic problems – a group context is the best option for getting support. In fact, groups are often even more beneficial than 1-on-1 counseling. Groups, classes, and workshops offer a unique opportunity in which peer interactions facilitate self-improvement and the alleviation of suffering. Participants often find that they feel less alone in their struggles and that the group provides a sense of community.

At CMHC, we offer a wide variety of therapy groups, therapeutic classes, and skill-building workshops that address a range of student needs. Although some students are initially hesitant to consider participating in a group, those who join consistently find this form of support to be a very beneficial and positive experience.

New groups form each semester. Most therapy and support groups consist of about 5 to 10 members. Classes and workshops, which incorporate more education and skill-building, may be a bit larger. Most groups begin a few weeks into the semester and last 8 to 10 weeks (concluding before finals), though some may be shorter. In most cases, you have an opportunity to meet with the facilitator(s) to discuss your interest, while other groups can be attended on a drop-in basis.

If the group you’re interested in is full, you may wish to call (512) 471-3515 or come by CMHC Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm to discuss your needs.

If you have any questions about our groups, please contact Dr. Kate Czar, who oversees the group program, at (512) 471-3515.


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Spring Semester Groups and Classes


Drop-In Meditation Group

Tuesdays  12:15pm - 12:50pm
Meets in the SSB 5th Floor
Staff

Click here to view the Mindfulness Meditation Group description


Drop-In Discussion Groups

Please note these discussion groups are not therapy groups, and some of them do not meet at CMHC. Please click the group title for details.

Fridays  11am-12pm
Meets at CMHC, Group Room D
Pearson

Click here to view the Student Advocate Discussion Group description

Tuesdays  5pm - 6:30pm
Meets at Burdine Hall Rm 560
Tao-Foster / CAAS

Click here to view the Asian American Voices Group description

  DROP-IN
Queer Voices

Wednesdays  12pm-1:30pm
Meets at the Gender & Sexuality Center, SAC 2.112
Hannah

Click here to view the Queer Voices Group description


Mindfulness Classes


Mondays  2pm-4pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Chiang / Bell

Click here to view the MBCT for Depression Management group description

Fridays  10am-12pm (before Spring Break) - THIS SECTION IS FULL FOR THIS SEMESTER
and
Fridays  1:30pm-3:30pm (after Spring Break)


Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Czar / Anderson

Click here to view the Making Peace with Yourself Through Self-Compassion group description


Support Groups


Mondays  12pm-1pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
White

Click here to view the Queer Women's Support group description

Tuesdays  2pm-3:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
White / Carter

Click here to view the Big Bodies. Radical Love group description

Fridays  1pm-3pm (Before Spring Break)
and
Wednesdays  4pm-6pm (After Spring Break)

Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Burdine / Anderson

Click here to view the Soul Siblings: A Healing & Restorative Skills Group for Black Women group description

Tuesdays  3pm-4:15pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Ruud

Click here to view the Latina Support group description

Thursdays  2pm-3:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Garces / Haling

Click here to view the Grief & Loss Support group description

Fridays  1:30pm-3pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Hannah / Wyvratt

Click here to view the Graduate Student Support group description

Tuesdays  2:30pm-4pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Zentner

Click here to view the Dissertation Support group description


Skill-Building Groups


Tuesdays  11am-12:30pm
Second section begins after spring break

Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Andorka

Click here to view the ACT for Anxiety/Depression group description

Thursdays  2pm-3:15pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Yates / Black

Click here to view the Food and Feelings: Mindful Eating group description

Wednesdays  1:30pm-2:45pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Negroni / Handy

Click here to view the Mindful Eating DBT Skills group description


Personal Exploration Groups


Tuesdays  2pm-3:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Thiagarajan / Bryant

Click here to view the 23+ Personal Exploration group description

Wednesdays  12:30pm-2pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Andorka / Dunn

Click here to view the Men's Personal Exploration group description





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