Group counseling is a popular alternative to individual counseling. Group can be very helpful for
anyone wanting to pursue counseling, and is the treatment of choice for persons desiring
to improve relationships with others. Any U of M student enrolled for classes during
the current semester is eligible to attend group counseling. Come to 214 Wilder Tower
to complete an intake to meet with a group facilitator before joining a current group.
In group counseling, 5 or more students meet with a trained group counselor typically once a week for
1 to 1 1/2 hours. Group members will have the opportunity to discuss a variety of
concerns. Common goals include increasing your understanding of yourself and how you
relate to others and practicing more emotionally satisfying ways of relating to others.
You can learn to feel better about yourself and learn more effective coping strategies.
You will get and give support for making desired changes. Group members can share
information about themselves and provide feedback to other group members while group
leaders facilitate productive communication in the group.
General, theme-oriented and support groups have been offered on an interest generated basis. Groups address a range of topics,
some of which have included:
- Addiction Issues
- Adult Student Support
- Anxiety & Depression Issues
- Communication, Social, & Relationship Skills
- Eating Healthily & Respecting Your Body
- GLBTQ Issues
- Grief & Loss Support
- International Student Support
- Men's Issues
- Abuse/Assault Survivors Support
- Stress Management & Relaxation
- Students of Color Support
- Women's Issues
Not all of the groups are available at all times. For more information call 901-678-2068.