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Relationships and Healthy Communication
Mood and Personality
Body Image and Eating Concerns
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Support groups for specific populations
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
Shyness and Social Anxiety
Leader: Mariko Lin
Day/Time: Wednesday 4-5:30pm
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.
Anxiety Reduction Workshop
Leader: Mark Evans
Day/Time: Monday 4:00-5:15 PM
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. expressing your interest. You do not have to enter a group screen or brief phone assessment if you are interested in this group.
DBT Emotion Management
Leader: Ron Miyaguchi & Laura Stallings
Day/Time: Friday 1:30-3:00pm
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) to 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.
Living With Loss
Leaders: Brent Horner
Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00-4:30pm
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.
Body Image and Eating Concerns
Leaders: Alisia Caban & Minkyeong Shin
Day/Time: Friday 3:30-5:00pm
This group is for students 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.
My Body, My Self
Leader: Anna Reichard & Minkyeong Shin
Day/Time: Tuesday 3:00-4:30
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.
Rolling with the Changes
Leaders: Al Siebel
Day/Time: Thursday 3:30-5:00pm
The Rolling with the Changes Group is a designed for students who are seriously contemplating ceasing or moderating their alcohol or drug use. This group will be a supportive environment that will meet the student where they are at personally in making a change with their alcohol and drug use. This group will address the struggles students may go through when deciding to cease or moderate their use in addition to providing some helpful skills on possible ways to be successful in this process.
When the Ones We Love Struggle with Addiction
Leaders: Ainara Echanove & Stacie
Day/Time: Monday 3:00-4:30pm
Family, partners and friends need support too! If you have been affected by substance abuse or dependence of a loved one, you are not alone. In this support group students will have an opportunity to acknowledge common experiences in a confidential space, discover ways to support others in recovery, and understand how someone else’s alcoholism or drug use affects them. If you want to find hope and support and strengthen your sense of self-efficacy and interpersonal and coping skills, then ‘When the Ones we Love Struggle with Addiction’ is for you. This group is not religiously or politically affiliated.
Support Groups for Specific Populations
International Women's Support Group
Leader: Asha Stephen
Day/Time: Wednesday 4:15-5:45pm Drop In
Location: To be decided
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.
Students of Color Support Group
Leader: Jingquing LIu & Emily Dubosh
Day/Time: Friday 3:30-5:00pm
Students of color often experience times when they feel disconnected, isolated, or undervalued on campus. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and supportive environment for students of color to build connections, share experiences with, and gain support from one another. Individuals of all genders who identify as students of color are invited to participate in this group.
LGBTQ & Questioning Support Group
Leader: Chandra Mundon and Anna Reichard
Day/Time: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
This group welcomes undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and/or Genderqueer, as well as those who are currently questioning their gender and/or sexual identity. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and affirming space where students can connect and share openly about their feelings and experiences. Topics for discussion may include gender and sexual identity, coming out, relationships, family issues, academic stress, etc.
How to join
Groups typically start running week 2 or week 3 of the quarter. If a group facilitator's name is hyperlinked to send an email, you may email them expressing interest in joining their group and they will schedule an appointment with you. If not, call the Counseling Center at 541-346-3227 and let the receptionist know which group you want to join. You will be scheduled for 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.