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Group Counseling Program - Spring 2020

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



GROUPS
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

  • Mindfulness and Compassion

    Date/Time: Fridays, 3:00-4:30pm
    Location: Zoom
    Leader: Jessica Cooper, Psy.D.
    Start date: 4/17/2020
    Pre-screen required (follow link to sign up first)
    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.
    Click here to sign up

  • Yoga for Emotional Balance

    Date/Time: Fridays, 2:30-3:45pm
    Location: Zoom
    Leader: Molly McDonald, Ph.D.
    Start Date: 4/17/2020
    Pre-screen required via online form (see info in description below)
    These group yoga classes will support students in managing common emotional difficulties, particularly those associated with depression and anxiety. Students can expect to benefit from the use of yoga poses, breathing practices, guided meditation, and yoga philosophy. After submitting an interest form you will be contacted by the group leader to complete the online pre-screen.
    Click here to sign up

WORKSHOPS &
DROP-IN GROUPS
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
    Co-Leaders: Meridith Merchant, Ph.D.
    Join with other students who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Receive support as you hear others talk about similar experiences.
    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

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