Understanding Self & Others
In these therapy groups, members will gain a deeper awareness of both themselves and their interaction with others. Group members are encouraged to give and receive honest feedback and to practice new, healthier ways of relating to others. USO groups are ideal for individuals who wish to gain insight into patterns within their intimate relationships and want to learn how to cultivate more intimate, satisfying, and nourishing relationships.
| USO II
|USO Healthy Relationships
||Asha Stephens & Laura Stallings
|USO 24 Years +
|Chandra Mundon & Yuri Choi
|USO: Transfer Students
|Al Siebel & Minkyeong Shin
Leaders: Alisia Caban
This confidential group is for women who have or have had an eating disorder, have had some previous treatment, and are ready to move beyond the issues of food, weight and dieting, and explore the meaning behind these concerns. For many, restrictive eating, binging and purging are ways they’ve communicated and coped with distressing feelings. This group will provide a safe place where you can develop a deeper understanding of self and others and where you can feel supported in your process of healing.
Shyness and Social Anxiety
Leader: Mariko Lin
Day/Time: Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm
This group provides a safe and supportive environment for students who experience shyness and anxiety in social situations. Focusing on steps to increase social confidence, this group enables students with anxiety and shyness to develop the skills and confidence they need to cope with various daily social situations.
International Women's Support Group
Leader: Asha Stephen
Day/Time: Wednesday 4:15-5:45pm Drop In
Location: Allen Hall, Room 101
This drop-in group is a friendly and safe forum for international women to have conversations about their cultural identities, adjusting to life in the US, and establishing good relationships and friendships with other US and international students. This is also a place where students can share stories about their culture and talk about their experiences in the US and their home countries.
International Students' Support Group
Leader: Asha Stephen & Emily Dubosh
Day/Time: Thursday 4:15-5:45pm Drop in
Location: Friendly Hall, Room 214
This drop-in group is a friendly and safe forum for international students to have conversations about their cultural identities, adjusting to life in the US, and establishing good relationships and friendships with other US and international students. This is also a place where students can share stories about their culture and talk about their experiences in the US and their home countries.
Leader: Mark Evans
Day/Time: Monday 3:30-4:45pm starting week 3 or 4
The workshop will be a skill based group that will focus on helping students develop strategies for overcoming anxiety symptoms and related problems such as excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, insomnia, perfectionism, and excessive self-criticism. Each session will build on the previous one, so a four week commitment to attend the series is required. If interested in attending the four week group, please email Mark Evans, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org, expressing your interest. You do not have to enter a group screen or brief phone assessment if you are interested in this group.
Self Care and Mindfulness
Leader: Jenny Morlok
Day/Time: Fridays, 1:30-3:00pm Drop in
This is a drop-in group open to all students who would like to learn or improve upon stress reduction strategies. A student’s stress may be an overall build up of stress; stress due to life circumstances; just feeling overwhelmed; or perhaps academics and adjustments. There is no need to pre-register. Please check in at the front desk of the Counseling Center to participate during the date and time of the group. Each group meeting will focus on 1-2 stress reduction techniques and will describe the reasoning behind the technique(s) along with showing /practicing how to do the technique(s). There is no limit or sequential series to this drop-in group. Some of the techniques will be from various mindfulness practices (Eastern Philosophies) and others will be utilizing examples from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). The stress reduction techniques will vary from breathing practices, meditation, sound therapy and other skills shown to reduce tension in the mind and body. If you have any questions, feel free to email Jenny Morlok at email@example.com.
DBT Emotion Management
Leader: Ron Miyaguchi & Laura Stallings
This is a semi-structured group for individuals who have difficulty managing their emotions and experience extreme mood swings. For instance, individuals who have experienced trauma, childhood abuse or individuals who have Borderline Personality Disorder might react more intensely to certain emotional situations. In this group, members will use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) learn how to identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that significantly impact their emotions. Members will learn to identify their strengths, and will practice skills such as self-soothing, new ways of interacting with and trusting others. Group members will also focus on enhancing self-respect and self-image.
My Body, My Self
Leader: Anna Reichard & Minkyeong Shin
Day/Time: Tuesday 1-2:30pm
This workshop will help develop healthier attitudes and feelings toward food and weight. Members will learn and discuss about topics such as body image, perfectionism, anger and assertion, and strategies for coping with stress.
How to join
Groups require a group screening UNLESS they are noted as "drop in." If you are interested in a specific group, call the Counseling Center at 541-346-3227 and request a group screening for the group you wish to join. If you are unsure if you want to enter group therapy, individual therapy at the University Counseling Center, or be given a referral to a community provider, call and schedule a brief phone assessment. If you have any questions about our groups, please feel free to contact Dr. Asha Stephen, who oversees the group program, at (541) 346-3227.
Groups will close when full. However, new groups form each term and new members are always welcome. Groups and workshops are available ONLY to University of Oregon enrolled students and are provided at no charge. All groups and workshops meet at the Counseling Center, located on the second floor of the Health, Counseling, & Testing Building, unless noted otherwise. All groups and workshops are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Contact 541-346-3227 for accommodations.
Groups accepting referrals/new members for Winter term:
Living With Loss
Leaders: Brent Horner
Day/Time: Accepting referrals & new members
This group will provide a safe, supportive environment for students who have experienced the death of a loved one such as parents, family members, friends, or partners. The group will provide students with the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about their grief as well as learn ways to gain support and cope with their loss.
Rolling with the Changes
Leaders: Al Siebel
Day/Time: Accepting referrals & new members
The Rolling with Change Group is a voluntary group designed for students who are contemplating making a change in their alcohol and drug use patterns, but have questions and concerns about how to do so.