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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

Participants discuss their use of alcohol and drugs in a non-judgmental group setting. Develop an understanding of drugs of abuse and effects, clarify values and identify warning signs for developing an addiction. 
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 Multiple Times & Days

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.

Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 pm with Gizem Toska and Zully Rivera-Ramos

Fridays 3:15-4:45 pm with Jennifer Alonso and Debbie Weiss

Sexual Orientation and Gender Groups

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

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 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. Begins October 9
Facilitator: Carlos Hernandez and Jonny Bourn

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)Multiple Times & Days

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.

Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm with Sara Nash and Jim Probert, starts October

Thursdays 2:45-4:45 pm with 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

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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