Support and Therapy Groups

 


Fall 2015 CCPH Groups and Workshops


KORU MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP

Mondays: 5 – 6:30 p.m., October 19, 26, November 2, 9
Tuesdays: 5 – 6:30 p.m., October 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays: 4:30 – 6 p.m., October 14, 21, 28, November 4

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)
 

LIVING WITH ANXIETY GROUP

Support group open to undergraduates who are dealing with anxiety related to school, friendships, family life, and relationships, among 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.
 

MEN, TALKING

Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:50 p.m.

Ongoing 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. (Contact Tom Schiff at tschiff@umass.edu or call (413) 577-5133)
 

COPING SKILLS WORKSHOP

Four-session free skills-based workshop open to undergraduate and graduate students. Learn 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)
 

GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP

Support group for undergraduate and graduate students who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. In a supportive environment, members will have the opportunity to share their experiences and feelings. Exploration of coping skills and mutual sharing will be encouraged.
 

IDENTITY EXPLORATION WORKSHOP

Through the use of assessment tools based on recent personality research, you’ll explore your values, personality traits, and interpersonal style. Increase your self–awareness which can lead to adaptive change.
 

FAMILY STRESS GROUP

Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Support group for students who would like to explore the ways in which they are impacted by common family issues, including parental divorce, blended families, illness in the family, substance use, mental health issues, and family conflict.
 

LGBTQIA COMING OUT GROUP

Wednesdays 6:30 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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. Open to new members throughout the semester. (Contact Hillary at 545-4824)
 

TRANS AND GENDER-NONCONFORMING STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning September 15

Free and open to all UMass students who identify on the trans spectrum. Facilitated by Ethan Suniewick, a trans-identified therapist. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health. (To register or for more information, please contact Genny at the Stonewall Center: genny@umass.edu or 545-4826)
 

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Thursdays 3:30 – 5 p.m.

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

WOMEN’S GRADUATE GROUP

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