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 call 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.
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.
Come and receive support if you are struggling with the aftermath of either a recent or past loss.