Counselling & Clinical Services

Therapy Groups

Therapy groups are an excellent way to address some common psychological issues and problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and disordered eating. Unlike workshops, groups meet regularly. Groups offer a supportive and safe environment to learn strategies to overcome psychological challenges.

Students interested in joining a therapy group must first have an initial consultation (first visit). All groups have a one-time fee of $20 (annual or ongoing groups).

  • Brain & Behaviour: Adapting Your Thoughts and Behaviours to Manage Low Mood and Anxiety

    Dates: Wednesdays from January 31 - March 28, 2018
    Times: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Location: SUB 2-725

    No group during Reading Week

    This 8 week group is for people who want to better manage difficulties associated with low mood and/or anxiety. The focus of this group is to increase awareness about one’s thinking and behavioural patterns that may be contributing to negative emotions, and utilize more adaptive ways of responding. Participants will learn about emotions, understand and practice core cognitive-behavioural skills, offer/receive support from other group members, and apply the knowledge into their own life.

  • Graduate Student Support and Strategy Group

    Dates: Every second Tuesday from January 16, 2018
    Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    Location: SUB 2-600 (Counselling and Clinical Services)

    Runs throughout the year — new members can join at any time

    This group is open to graduate students who would benefit from a supportive peer environment in which to discuss concerns related to completing their graduate degrees. Members share with one another strategies for coping with various demands while completing their programs.

  • How of Happiness

    Dates: Thursdays from March 1 - March 29, 2018
    Times: 2 - 3:50 p.m.
    Location: SUB 2-600

    This is a 5 week group designed to help people learn about the science of happiness and to practice skills and behaviors that cultivate happiness and well being. Group will consist of group discussion, psychoeducation as well as weekly homework assignments that must be completed.

  • Mindful Yoga for Mental Health and Well-being: Befriending the Body, Balancing the Mind

    Dates: Wednesdays from January 31 - March 28, 2018
    Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
    Location: SUB 3-02

    This is an 8 week group open students experiencing anxiety, depression, or any significant stress that might be negatively impacting their day to day functioning or academic performance.
    The focus will be mindfulness based attention training and the development of a specific skill to work with unhelpful bodily sensations, images/memories, feelings and thoughts. Skills will be developed through the practice of yoga postures, breathwork and meditation. Psychoeducational (e.g., teaching concepts) and process elements (e.g., receiving support from group members and facilitators) will be additional important aspects of the group.

  • Positive Body Image Group

    Dates: Tuesdays, February 6 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Times: 1 - 3 p.m.
    Location: SUB 2-600

    How to love your body… even when you don’t like it!  This 6-week group invites participants to critically examine media messages about appearance, to embrace health at every size, and to learn how to treat their bodies with respect. All ages, genders, and body types are welcome!

  • Social Anxiety and Shyness

    Dates: Wednesdays from February 28 - April 4, 2018
    Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
    Location: SUB 2-600

    This is a 6 week group that provides a safe and supportive environment and the opportunity to learn and practice specific skills to address social anxiety. Group will consist of group discussion, psychoeducation as well as weekly homework assignments that must be completed.