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Groups and Classes

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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Groups and Classes

Drop-In Meditation Group

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

Click here to view the Mindfulness Meditation Group description

Drop-In Discussion Groups

Tuesdays,  5pm - 6:30pm
Meets in Burdine Hall room 560

Asian Voices at UT group description

Queer Voices

Wednesdays,  12:30 - 2pm
Meets in Gender and Sexuality Center, SAC2.112

Queer Voices group description

Tuesdays,  3pm - 4:30pm
Meets at GWB 3.200A

Black Voices group description

Tuesdays,  11:30 - 12:30pm
Meets at GSB 5.154 – McCombs School of Business

International Student Discussion group description

Tuesdays,  12:30 - 2pm
This group will not meet on 11/20 and 11/27
Meets at GWB 1.138

Latinx Voices: A Supportive Space for Latinx Students group description

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

Finding Our Voice: A Women of Color Discussion group description

Identity-Based Support Groups

Tuesdays, 12noon - 1pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Queer Women’s Support group description

Tuesdays,  2 - 3:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Big Bodies. Radical Love. group description

Fridays,  2pm-3:15pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Latina Support group description

Voices Against Violence (VAV) Groups

Other Support Groups

Thursdays,  2 - 3:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Grief & Loss Support group description

Fridays,  1:30 - 3pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Graduate Student Support group description

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

Dissertation Support group description

Mindfulness Groups & Classes

Mondays,  2 - 4pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

MBCT for Depression Management group description

Mindful Eating Groups

Thursdays,  2 - 3:15pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Food and Feelings: Mindful Eating group description

Mondays,  3:30 - 4:45pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

DBT Skills for Mindful Eating group description

Substance Use Groups

Thursdays,  2 - 3pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Motivated to Moderate: Managing Substance Use group description

Day and Time TBD
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Quitters Tobacco Cessation Class description

Other Skill-Building Groups

Wednesdays,  1:30 - 3pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

ACT for Anxiety/Depression group description

Fridays,  1 - 2:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Build Your Social Confidence group description

Wednesdays,  4 - 5:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

Finding Emotional Balance: DBT Skills-Based group description

Understanding Self and Others Groups (formerly called Personal Exploration Groups)

Mondays,  11am - 12:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor

23+ Understanding Self and Others group description

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