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Group Therapy

Counseling Services offers weekly group counseling sessions in a confidential and safe atmosphere for students who may benefit from an interpersonal experience where the goal is to provide support and to learn from each other.

Curious? Download our free Group Therapy Brochure.

Additionally, various structured and unstructured groups and workshops may be utilized to meet the needs of various groups with special interests. These may include:

  • Gay and Lesbian Support Groups
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Personal Growth Groups
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Career Planning
  • International Students Support Group
  • Adjustment to Leaving Home
  • Test Anxiety Management
  • Men's Group
  • Stress Management
  • Assertion Training
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Eating Disorders Support Group
  • Mid-Life Changes
  • Coping with HIV
  • Adjustment to Loss, Separation and Health Problems

Group members are carefully screened and confidentiality is emphasized. Other groups are offered at various times based on student needs. Check the "What's New!" section for up-coming groups and workshops or you may call Counseling Services at (210) 458-4140 should you have an interest in participating in a group that is not yet planned.

Group Therapy Schedule - Fall 2014

Groups marked with an asterisk (*) 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.

Weekday/TimeGroup NameGroup Description
Monday
3:00-4:00pm
begins 9/15/14
Feel Better Fast with Melissa Hernandez (Classroom) Group that offers a 4 session continuous psycho education modules on things like stress management, communication skills, social skills and mood management.
3:00-4:30pm
begins 9/15/14
Healthy Relationships with Michelle Wiggins (Group room) Real talk; Curious about relationships? Let’s talk about healthy relationships.
Tuesday
1:00-3:00pm Overcoming Trauma with Korey Watkins (Group room) Group helps provide an understanding of the effects of trauma, tools for coping, and a supportive environment that fosters healing and growth.
3:00-4:30pm
begins 9/23/14
*Coping with Anxiety with Hazel Lane (Group room) Group focused on teaching skills to reduce anxiety (fear, worry, stress).
Wednesday
11:00am-1:00pm YUM Group with Mia Veve Group that allows members to discuss their problems & request input from other members in a safe setting.
3:00-5:00pm
begins 9/24/14
*Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)/Coping Skills (Group room) Group focused on treatment of extreme emotions, severe depression, self-harming behaviors, and addictive behaviors.
3:00-5:00pm
begins 10/01/14
Powerful Public Speaking with Tom Baez (Classroom) Powerful public speaking is a psycho-educational group that helps students discover new ways to manage common symptoms of public speaking anxiety.
Thursday
10:00-11:30am
begins 9/18/14
A.S.I.A. All Students Issues Addressed (Group room) Support group focused on helping students cope with all concerns.
1:00-2:30pm
begins 9/18/14
*The Mindful Way with Michelle Klein (Classroom) Group focused on teaching mindfulness skills to reduce depression. Students will practice learning how to be in the present, aware of thoughts, emotions/feelings, impulses to act, and body sensations.
3:00-4:30pm
begins 9/4/14
ASPIRE (Adult Students Processing Interpersonal Relationship Experiences) with Richard Blask (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.
Friday
2:30-4:00pm
begins 9/12/14
IPAD (Interpersonal Advancement and Development) w/ Melissa Hernandez (Group room) Group focused on making and keeping friends, social anxiety, family and relationship issues, and academic struggles.

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