Counseling & Psychological Services

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Group Counseling Program - Spring 2020

We are happy to be able to continue to offer the following Groups and Workshops/Drop-ins for Spring quarter 2020. All Groups/Workshops/Drop-ins will be conducted via Zoom. Please look through each description for any adjustments to requirements. Thank you!

Spring 2020

To submit interest for a group, sign up by clicking on the group name or following the signup link. Groups that require a pre-screen appointment (or other requirement) are noted below. 

  • International Student Success - English

    Date/Time: Fridays, 2:00-3:30pm
    Location: Zoom
    Co-Leaders: Ling Jin, M.A., Chye-Hong Liew, M.S., Ed.
    Spring Quarter start: 4/3
    Pre-screen required (follow link to sign up first)
    This group provides a safe, English-speaking space for all international students to discuss cultural, educational, relationship, familial, and other issues unique to the international student experience.
    Click here to sign up

  • Men's Survivors Group

    Date/Time: Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm
    Location: Zoom
    Co-Leaders: Seth Goradietsky, Psy.D. & Chye Hong Liew, M.S., Ed.
    Dates: 4/9/2020 - 6/4/2020
    Pre-screen required (follow link to sign up first)
    This group is designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for male-identified students who have experienced sexual or physical assault as children or adults. 
    [This group is now full. Please check again next quarter.]
    Click here to sign up

  • Mindfulness and Compassion

    Date/Time: Fridays, 3:00-4:30pm
    Location: Zoom
    Leader: Jessica Cooper, Psy.D.
    Start date: 4/17/2020
    Please submit interest form to receive group details from group leader
    In this group, members will gain a foundation in mindfulness, compassion and nature connection practices through guided meditations with a focus on compassion for self and others.
    [This group is now full for Spring 2020. Please submit interest form to be put on the waitlist for Fall 2020.]
    Click here to sign up

  • Support after Intimate Partner Abuse

    Date/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45pm
    Location: Zoom
    Co-Leaders: Molly McDonald, Ph.D., Hope Andreason, Ph.D.
    Pre-screen required (follow link to sign up first)
    This group is open to female–identified students who have experienced unhealthy dynamics or abuse in a romantic relationship.
    [This group is currently full. Please submit interest for Fall 2020.]
    Click here to sign up

Spring 2020

To submit interest for a workshop or drop-in group, sign up by clicking on the group name or following the signup link. Most workshops or drop-in groups do not require a pre-screen. 

  • Creating Community: A Support Space for Graduate Students of African Heritage

    Date/Time: Mondays, 3:00-4:30pm
    Location: Zoom
    Co-Leaders: Mario Barfield, Psy.D. & Meridith Merchant, Ph.D.
    Start Date: 4/13/2020
    Join in a discussion of the unique challenges commonly experienced as a graduate student of African Heritage. Relieve stress. Be empowered. Be encouraged. Celebrate successes. Share ideas for maintaining a work-life-school-home balance.
    Click here to sign up

  • Cultivating Resilience

    Date/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
    Location: Zoom
    Leader: Jessica Adams, Ph.D.
    Start Date: 4/15/2020
    This is an online Dream Scholar support group focused on building resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Students will experience social connection, learn new skills to manage anxiety and worry such as emotional regulation and mindfulness skills, and learn about important campus/community resources. Please sign up if interested or if you have questions and would like to be contacted. Students welcome at any point in the quarter.
    Click here to sign up

  • Good Grief: Managing Life after the Loss of a Loved One

    Date/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
    Location: Zoom (Meeting Link)
    Co-Leaders: Meridith Merchant, Ph.D., Matthew Van M.A.
    Join with other students who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Receive support as you hear others talk about similar experiences. The link to join the meeting is provided above, but please still sign up on the interest form to receive info/handouts/etc from the group leaders.
    Click here to sign up

  • HAAPI: Supporting Healthy Asian American Pacific Islanders

    Date/Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45pm
    Location: Zoom
    Leader: Jason Wong, Psy.D.
    Zoom link will be sent after signing up
    HAAPI is an informal zoom-based support and discussion space of South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Pacific Islander, multi/bi-cultural and multi/bi-racial identified students at UCSB. We hope to use the space in Spring 2020 to build a sense of community and provide a safe space to share our experiences, connect with others, and support each other as we adjust to remote learning/living and our new normals.
    Click here to sign up

  • Nuestra Comunidad: Finding Our Strength in Community

    Date/Time: Thursdays, 2:00-3:30pm
    Location: Zoom
    Co-Leaders: Carla Corral, Ph.D., Ozzie Espinoza, M.A.
    Start Date: 4/9/2020
    A safe space for ChicanX/LatinX students to share, learn, and support each other and recognize and develop their strengths.
    Click here to sign up

  • True Selves Process Group

    Date/Time: Thursdays, 2:00-3:00pm
    Location: Zoom
    Leader: Janet Osimo, Psy.D., Sam Del Castillo, M.A. 
    We will be offering an online support group for the LGBTQ community to come together during COVID-19.  Our community is especially vulnerable to the challenges of physical distancing. We may be sheltering in place with family or friends that may or may not know about our identity. Access to health care is likely more challenging. This is a place to come and check in with others, get support and information.  Drop in or come weekly.  You can attend through chat only, telephone or video - the choice is yours.  Sign up with this link and we can send you the Zoom link.
    Click here to sign up

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