If you are a new client at the UK Counseling Center, you will first need to complete an Initial Assessment if you would like to participate in groups that are not listed as "drop-in." You may walk in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 859-257-8701 to schedule an appointment. Current clients may speak to their counselor about group.
This video developed at Wright State University’s Counseling and Wellness Services and used on our website with their permission, provides some general information about group participation that may be helpful as you consider this therapy option.
Please also read these two documents that provide information about what you can get out of interpersonal group therapy and what you can work on:
Understanding Self and Others (USO) Groups
USO Groups are designed to help you learn about yourself and how you interact with others. Group members often have a variety of initial concerns, but share a desire to feel better about themselves and their relationships with others. It can be a powerful experience to realize others struggle with the same things as you do. USO groups meet for 1.5 hours each week for the duration of the Fall and Spring semester.
USO Group Availability Spring 2020:
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anxiety ACTion Group (requires an initial assessment)
The Anxiety ACTion group addresses struggles with anxiety and other emotional concerns using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The group includes incorporating mindfulness practice and stress management strategies for coping with anxiety while learning new ways to understand anxiety and your personal relationship with your struggles. The group emphasizes mindful awareness of both struggles and personal goals and values, while pursuing a personally meaningful life through goal-directed actions that help to manage anxiety symptoms and create positive experiences.
Anxiety ACTion Group Availability Spring 2020:
Graduate and Professional Student Support Group (requires an intial assessment)
The Graduate Student Support Group is a place where graduate students can seek support around any number of issues that are interfering with or an outgrowth of their graduate study. Common discussions include the stress of graduate school; lack of progress or productivity; procrastination; deciding whether or not to stay in a program; problems with advisors or committees; and financial strain, often due to funding issues. Some concerns, such as family or health issues, arise that are not specific to graduate school but impact performance and progress. Many students seek out the group prior to major milestone events such as qualifying exams, dissertation or thesis defenses, and searching for jobs for post graduation employment. The group is fairly unstructured and the topics can vary from meeting to meeting depending on the needs of the students present.
Group Availability Spring 2020:
Koru Mindfulness (requires an initial assessment)
This structured, skills-focused 4-session group helps students learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation. Explore and practice applications of mindfulness for effective stress management, improved sleep, increased awareness and focus, and lower levels of anxiety. Click here for more information on the benefits of Koru Mindfulness.
Spring 2020 Koru at UKCC: January 30 - February 20 and March 26 - April 16
Spring 2020 Koru at UKCC: February 20 - March 12 and April 2 - April 23
Come and receive support if you are struggling with the aftermath of either a recent or past loss.
Spring 2020 - Tuesdays: 2:30 - 3:30
LIfe Beyond ED:
This is a support group for those who have struggled with disordered eating and body image concerns and would like more support on their journey to recovery. Explore issues such as self-esteem, perfectionism, relationships, and emotions.
LGBTQ+ USO Group:
This is a USO group for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ that would like to work on better understanding themselves and improving their interpersonal relationshiops.
Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Support Group (requires an initial assessment)
This group is open to any UK student needing support around gender identity and gender expression.
Group Availability Spring 2020:
Tuesdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Wise Minds Group (requires an initial assessment)
This group uses DBT skills to help students who are feeling overwhelmed with their lives and emotions. Students will learn coping skills in a supportive environment.