Summer 2020 Groups & Workshops

All groups will run for the duration of the Summer 2020 semester unless otherwise noted. Students who have graduated or are not currently enrolled in classes are still eligible to participate.
 

Community Conversations

Open to all UMass students; pre-registration is required.


Managing Stressors in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesdays 1-2pm

This group will offer students support with any changes in their life associated with the COVID-19 crisis. The group is a drop-in model, where discussion is based on the needs of the group members that day. Potential topics of discussion include:

  • Discussion of how we are personally impacted by COVID-19
  • Difficulty adjusting to the new structure of life
  • Managing losses, e.g. financial stability, independence, face to face connection
  • Family issues
  • Developing a new routine and structure of wellness in our new reality
  • Creating connection with other students facing similar circumstances

Click here to register.

** Please note that you can participate each week by re-completing the registration form**


Managing Stressors in the Time of COVID-19: A Support Group for Students of Color

Thursdays 3-4pm

This group will offer students of color support with any changes in their life associated with the COVID-19 crisis. The group is a drop-in model, where discussion is based on the needs of the group that day. Potential topics of discussion include:

  • Discussion of how we are personally impacted by COVID-19
  • Difficulty adjusting to the new structure of life
  • Managing losses (financial, relational, independence, opportunities)
  • Coping with impact on family and community; locally and abroad
  • Concerns about health care, risk, and prevention amidst inequalities

Click here to register. Facilitated by Christian Smith, LICSW and Jennifer Muñiz-Rodriguez, Psy. D.

** Please note that you can participate each week by re-completing the registration form**


Senior Support Group

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm

This group is intended for seniors to process and receive connection around losses unique to them. This group is a drop in model, where discussion is based on the needs of group members that day. Potential topics of discussion may include:

  • Change of graduation celebration
  • Managing the new job market and financial stressors
  • Adjusting to changes in your vision of the future
  • Maintaining connection in meaningful ways during this transition time
  • Living in an unexpected situation

Click here to register.

** Please note that you can participate each week by re-completing the registration form**

Group will be offered past graduation for any seniors, and will run through July 2020

Therapy and Support Groups

Pre-screening required.


Women's Graduate Group

Wednesdays 3:30-5pm

Experiential personal growth group with a focus on mutual support, self-exploration, self-expression, interpersonal relationships, managing anxiety, balancing multiple roles, and addressing obstacles to completing dissertations/theses.

Only open to students physically located in the state of Massachusetts

Register by contacting leaving a voicemail at CCPH (413-545-2337) with your name and call back number. You will be contacted to schedule a 30 minute group screening prior to the start of the group.


Graduate Students Group

Tuesdays 3:30-5pm

A co-ed experiential personal growth group with a focus on mutual support, self-exploration, self-expression, interpersonal relationships, managing anxiety, balancing multiple roles, and addressing obstacles to completing dissertations/theses.

Only open to students physically located in the state of Massachusetts

Register by leaving a voicemail at CCPH (413-545-2337) with your name and call back number. You will be contacted to schedule a 30 minute group screening prior to the start of the group.


Trans Gender and Non-Conforming Student Support Group

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Free and open to all UMass and 5 College students who identify as trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming or questioning. Co-sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center.

Students located in any state, or internationally are welcome.

New members should register by leaving a voicemail at CCPH (413-545-2337) with your preferred name and pronouns and a call back number. You will be contacted to schedule a 30 minute group screening prior to the start of the group.