Support and Therapy Groups

Fall 2014 Groups

Groups are open to undergraduate and graduate students unless otherwise noted and typically start in October. Pre-registration is required. Call CCPH at (413) 545-2337, weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for more information on how to participate.

KORU: MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP

First Round: Mondays, 5-6:30, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct.20, Oct. 27;
Second Round:  Tuesdays, 5-6:30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 (Campus Center)

Four-session free workshop open to any undergraduate and graduate student who is feeling pressured or stressed or is having difficulty enjoying life. Participants will learn mindfulness and meditation practices to help calm and focus the mind. Participants must attend all 4 sessions. (Students register directly by contacting korumindfulness@umass.edu)

COPING SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR MANAGING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

October 20, 27, November 3, 10
Mondays, 2:00-3:15 (Hills North)

Four-session free skills-based workshop open to all undergraduate and graduate students.   Increase your ability to manage intense emotions by identifying triggers, and learning practical and empowering coping strategies. Participants must attend all four sessions. (Students register directly by contacting berchheyman@umass.edu)

BALANCING LIFE, LOVE, AND SCHOOL: CO-ED GRADUATE GROUP

Mondays, 3:30-5 (Hills North)

Explore personal and academic concerns in the context of a supportive group. The group will focus on issues including relationships, depression and anxiety, career issues and the future, dissertations and theses, family, and self-esteem.

WOMEN’S GRADUATE GROUP

Tuesdays, 3-4:30 (Hills North)

Process-oriented on-going therapy group for women graduate students focused on self-acceptance and self-exploration, finding balance in one’s life, dealing with anxiety, dissertations, and managing interpersonal relationships.

MEN, TALKING

Tuesdays, 1-2:15 (Thoreau Hall)

On-going support group for undergraduate and graduate students.  Members will have the opportunity to build community, support each other, and discuss issues including romantic relationships, friendships, academic stress, and masculine identity. Co-sponsored by the UMass Men and Masculinities Center. (Open to new members throughout the semester)

LIVING WITH ANXIETY GROUP

Wednesdays, 3:30-5 (Hills North)

On-going support group open to undergraduates who are dealing with anxiety related to school, friendships, family life, relationships, and other areas. Members will learn ways to manage and cope with anxiety related to daily life. The group focus will be on mindfulness practices, skill building, and processing and exploration of life issues.

COPING WITH LYME DISEASE

Wednesdays, 4-5 (Hills North)

Learn self-care and coping strategies for managing college life while experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease. (Open to new members throughout the semester)

LGBTQIA COMING OUT GROUP

Wednesdays, 6:30-8 (Wilder Hall)

The UMass Stonewall Center, in partnership with the CCPH, is hosting a weekly drop-in group for students who want to talk about their experiences as members of the LGBTQIA community. Contact Hillary, 413-545-4824 for info. (Open to new members throughout the semester)

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Thursdays, 3:30-5 (Hills North)

On-going group for undergraduate students. Build connections in a supportive and safe environment while exploring issues including self-esteem, relationships, anxiety and school adjustment.