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Groups | Fall 2015

Interested in joining a group? Schedule the triage appointment with the front desk. Your triage counselor, or existing counselor or psychiatrist, will then refer you to a group screening appointment to determine if you will be a good fit for the group. Group spots are limited so contact us quickly.

All groups meet at Radio Road location unless otherwise noted.

Themed Groups

Academic Confidence Mondays | 1:00-3:00 pm

Develop effective study skills and stress management tools through discussions about performance anxiety, time management and procrastination.
Facilitator: Jamie Funderburk and H. Hama

Bereavement Support Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Integrate the bereavement associated with a significant death in your life and use knowledge about yourself and the grieving process to maximize coping skills.
Facilitators: Mary Fukuyama and Thea Comeau-Begins mid-semester 

Coping with Medical Challenges Mondays | 1:00-2:30 pm

Promote coping with personal medical challenges through integration of mind-body healing from a psychological perspective and shared support from others.
Facilitators: Debbie Weiss and Beverly Brady

Making Peace with Food Multiple Times & Days

For women with an eating disorder who would like to examine their relationship with food and their bodies, and who are in or have been in individual therapy.

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Roberta Seldman and Amanda Lawson-Ross

Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Jennifer Stuart and Yu-Yun Liu

Recovery Support (Peabody Hall) Mondays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Develop stress reduction and relapse prevention strategies, and gain strength from others in maintaining recovery. People in recovery from all addictions are welcome.
Facilitator: Joan Scully

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Thursdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Women survivors of an assault are welcome to begin or continue their healing journey while empowering them through connection with other survivors. 
Facilitator: Julie Abrams and Debbie Weiss

Success Not Excess (Peabody Hall) Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Learn mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness skills to establish healthier relationships, deal with conflict, get what you want and need, and build self-respect. 
Facilitator: Joan Scully and Kristen Shader

Groups for Specific Populations

First Generation Empowerment Mondays | 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Gain awareness of the impact of privilege and oppression on your academics, and learn strategies to enhance emotional, psychological, and academic well-being.
Facilitator: Brandi Pritchett-Johnson and Jonny Bourn 

Graduate Student Women’s Support Mondays | 11:00am-12:30 pm

During the unique experience of graduate school, receive support to survive and flourish, and have a place to discusses your stresses and joys.
Facilitator: Linda Lewis 

International Student Support (English) Wednesdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Discuss cultural, career, educational, relational and financial concerns unique to international students and identify available resources to help you.
Facilitator: Chun-Chung Choi and H. Hama 

International Student Support (Mandarin) Fridays | 2:00-4:00 pm


Facilitator: Chun-Chung Choi and Yu-Yun Liu 

Invincible Black Women Mondays | 10:30-12:00 pm

Black women are empowered in discussing concerns facing them today and in gaining rituals, self-care, and connectedness for conquering negative patterns.
Facilitator: Brandi Pritchett-Johnson and Marti Jones 

Understanding Self and Others Graduate Students Fridays | 3:15-4:45 pm

Connect with other graduate students to release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, and create connections and trust in group.


Facilitators: Jen Alonso and Debbie Weiss 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Groups

LGBTQ Empowerment Mondays | 10:00-11:30 pm

Explore issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and gain support in integrating your identity with other areas of your life. Cycle 1 begins: 8/31; Cycle 2 begins: 10/26
Facilitator: Carlos Hernandez and Yu-Yun Liu

Trans Feminine Empowerment (Peabody Hall) Thursdays | 10:00-11:30 am

Explore the challenges and joys of integrating one’s gender identity and expression. Participants process their unique journey through self-awareness and exploration leading towards a greater sense of self-acceptance. Cycle 1 begins: 10/3; Cycle 2 begins: 10/29
Facilitator: Carlos Hernandez

Trans Masculine Empowerment (Peabody Hall) Fridays | 10:00-11:30 pm

Explore the challenges and joys of integrating one’s gender identity and expression. Participants process their unique journey through self-awareness and exploration leading towards a greater sense of self-acceptance. Cycle 1 begins: 9/4; Cycle 2 begins: 10/30
Facilitator: Carlos Hernandez

Peer Support Groups

Intentional Peer Support (Peabody Hall) Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Work together to develop awareness of personal and relational patterns; to view life experience from many angles; and to create new ways of seeing, thinking and doing.

Facilitators: Sara Nash and Jim Probert

Wellness Recovery Action Plan ® (Peabody Hall) Thursdays | 2:45-4:45 pm

Participants develop personal plans for maintaining wellness and for addressing internal and external signals of increasing distress. Group emphasizes hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support.

Facilitators: Sara Nash and Jim Probert

Mindful Living and Coping Skills

Taming the Anxious Mind Multiple Times & Days

Learn and practice Mindfulness Meditation, a time-tested method for helping people quiet their minds, feel more relaxed, and nonjudgmentally focus on the present.

Mondays 3:15-4:45 pm with Julie Abrams-Bernier

Tuesdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm with Gizem Toska

Wednesdays 1:15-2:45 pm with Brian Ess and Jen Alonso

Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Tina Tannen and Keri Johnson

Resilient U: Happier Wednesdays | 1:00-2:30 pm

Learn a variety of problem-solving and life management skills for improving low mood and depression.

Facilitators: Geoff Lee

Taking Hold of your Mind and Heart Tuesdays | 1:00-2:30 pm

Learn mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness skills to establish healthier relationships, deal with conflict, get what you want and need, and build self-respect.

Facilitators: Mei-Fang Lan and Sunni Lutton

You are Enough Mondays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Explore barriers to connecting (e.g. shame, fear of judgment). Cultivate stronger relationships and self-esteem through practices designed to increase authentic and rewarding connection.

Facilitators: Geoff Lee and Sara Nash

General Therapy Groups

Understanding Self and OthersMultiple Times & Days

Release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, and create connections and trust in group.

Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm with Anthony Greene (Men only)

Mondays 1:15-2:45 pm with Jeannie Latimer and Marcia Morris

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Jennifer Stuart and Tina Tannen

Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 pm with Brian Shaw and Thea Comeau

Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Lisa Winn and Zully Rivera-Ramos

Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Jen Alonso and Geoff Lee (walking/jogging format)

Fridays 1:00-2:30 pm with Amanda Lawson-Ross and Zully Rivera-Ramos-Late start, mid semester

Collegiate Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting (Peabody Hall) Wednesdays and Fridays | 12:00-1:00 pm

This is an open meeting and anyone can attend. This is not affiliated with the CWC. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Recovery Night! (Peabody Hall) Thursdays | 5:30-7:30 pm

Participate in fun discussions, movies, events and games in a relaxed, social environment with students in recovery. Share your success during our monthly “It Works” Recovery Milestone Celebration. All are welcome.

Counseling and Wellness Center
3190 Radio Road, PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
Phone: (352) 392-1575
Fax: (352) 392-8452 

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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