Understanding Self & Others (USO) Group
This group provides students with an opportunity to better understand themselves and their relationships by gaining perspective from others. Students can examine a variety of life concerns including but not limited to family or other relationship issues, feelings of loneliness or isolation, communication styles, or symptoms of depression or anxiety. Members grow through practicing new, more engaged ways of relating, by giving and receiving feedback, as well as processing their reactions to other group members. If interested in this group, please talk with your counselor or call our reception desk at 608-663-4148.
Managing Difficult Family Dynamics
This group is specifically for students who would like to talk about family difficulties. This may include but is not limited to challenges communicating with family members, feeling misunderstood by family, or wanting to break life patterns learned from caregivers. If interested in this group, please talk with your counselor or call our reception desk at 608-663-4148.
This group is designed to serve as a safe, inclusive and supportive space in which students from diverse backgrounds are able to discuss concerns related to their identities on campus. You will learn skills and strategies, as well as receive support and encouragement, from peers and co-facilitators. Some topics are pre-determined to encourage discussion, but may change based on students' needs. Potential topics may include: Identity-based Battle Fatigue, Affirming your ID in an environment that does not, Managing cultural conflicts (family vs community vs school), Dealing with discrimination & microaggressions, College acculturation and lessons learned, and Balancing advocacy vs. self-care needs. This group is "drop in," meaning that students can attend any given group meeting and do not need to sign up beforehand.
Body Image Group
This is a weekly group for students of all genders with body image concerns and/or struggles around eating. Members will offer support to one another around healthy eating, discuss how to strive for body acceptance, and learn new ways of managing life stressors. If interested in this group, please talk with your counselor or call our reception desk at 608-663-4148.
Research shows that group therapy is at least as effective as individual therapy. Read more about how you could benefit from group here: Group Therapy FAQ