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Group Counseling

Group counseling is a valuable and effective service. Group participants often report having a rewarding and helpful experience.  Our groups are a great way meet new people, discuss the challenges you have been experiencing, and get a fresh perspective.  By joining one of our groups, you will build support, learn about yourself, but most importantly, you will be reminded that you are not alone. 

Clinicians at UTSA Counseling Services look forward to assisting you to find the right group.  They will help you find a group that will promote healthy sense of self, address your specific concerns, and provide supportive environment. 

Click below to indicate your interest in a counseling group or call us at 210-458-4140 to get more information.

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Group Counseling Schedule - Fall 2016

Groups are open to all registered UTSA Undergrad and Graduate students. You will need to speak with the group leader before accessing the group. Call (210) 458-4140 or stop by Counseling Services at RWC 1.810.

Day & TimeRequirementGroup NameWhat to Expect
Monday
3pm-4pm
(begins 9/19)
Initial COD Attention Dimension, Facilitator: Jeff Gatlin, LPC & Jason Dillard (Group Room) This group will help students diagnosed with ADHD and/or other conditions develop and maintain sustained ability to concentrate for consistently longer periods of time. Group members will also receive training designed to increase frequency of on-task behaviors, improve self-control, manage negative emotional states and improve self-esteem.
Tuesday
3pm-4pm
(begins 9/6)
Group Consultation Forms Feel Better Fast, Facilitator: Post Doc-Dr. John DeBerry, PhD (Classroom) A 4 session continuous psycho education modules on things like stress management, communication skills, social skills and mood management.
5pm-6:30pm
(begins 9/19)
Group Consultation Forms Creating Mindfulness, Facilitator: Cristina Villegas-Hernandez, LCSW (Group Room) Mindfulness is a practice that helps with gaining a better sense of coping with life stressors. This 8 session model will help students create their own mindfulness practice.
3pm-4:30pm
(begins 9/19)
Group Consultation Forms International Students Group, Facilitator: Megan Colletta, LCSW (Group Room) This group provides an opportunity for international students (undergraduate & graduate) to build relationships, gain support and discuss their experience while learning helpful skills for adjustment to UTSA and San Antonio.
Wednesday
2:30pm-4:30pm
(begins 9/19)
Group Consultation Forms Art Therapy, Facilitator: Dr. Richard Martinez, PhD (Classroom) Provides a supportive environment to engage in self exploration and dialogue through the use of artistic expression. No artistic talent or skill required.
5pm-6:30pm
(begins 9/19)
Full Intake & Screening Rainbow Connection, Facilitator: Dr. Hazel Lane, PsyD (Group Room) A processing group focusing on topics related to gender and sexuality.
5pm-6pm
(begins 9/6)
Group Consultation Forms Stress Less, Facilitator: Susan Denny, LPC (Classroom) Incorporates the mind-body connection including body scan, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and Biofeedback assisted relaxation to strengthen muscle memory and build a pathway to a relaxation response instead of a stress response.
3pm-4:30pm
(begins 9/19)
Initial COD #RelationshipGoals, Facilitator: Dr. Susie Martinez, PsyD (Group Room) Relationships are inevitable. Whether it’s relationships with classmates, intimate partners, parents, siblings, or supervisors, relationships have the potential to significantly impact our daily lives both positively and negatively. This group will provide a space for students to share, discuss, learn, and brain-storm about how to create more meaningful and/or healthier relationships.
Thursday
1pm-2:30pm
(begins 9/19)
Group Consultation Forms & Brief Screening A.S.P.I.R.E, Facilitator: Dr. Richard Blask, PhD (Group Room) A processing group for adult students (roughly mid-twenties and older). Common issues discussed include self-esteem, interpersonal challenges, family and other relationships, and sexuality.
3pm-4:30pm
(begins 9/19)
Full Intake & Screening Nourishing the Self, Facilitator: Dr. Vanessa Aviña-Peña, PhD (Group Room) Struggles with body & self-compassion are particularly common among college students. If you are unhappy with your body or want to feel better about yourself, we can help! This group will provide a safe-environment to connect with others having similar struggles. In addition to safe- exploration, our goal is to help students appreciate who they are & establish a healthier sense of self.
4pm-5pm
(begins 9/6)
Group Consultation Forms Feel Better Fast, Facilitator: Post Doc- Dr. Nichole Vincent PsyD (Group Room) A 4 session continuous psycho education modules on things like stress management, communication skills, social skills and mood management.
Friday
2:30pm-4pm
(begins 9/19)
Group Consultation Forms I.P.A.D, Facilitator: Dr. Melissa Hernandez, DSW (Group Room) Group focused on making and keeping friends, social anxiety, family and relationship issues, and academic struggles.

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