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Groups | Fall 2014

All groups meet at Radio Road location unless otherwise noted.


Mindful Living and Coping Skills Groups

Body Works: Living Well with Stress and Anxiety Wed. 10:30 am-12:00 pm

This group will combine movement, body awareness exercises, mindfulness practices and your choice of meditation style to enable you to use the anxiety you live with to your major advantage. Must be okay with therapy dog present.
Facilitator: Barbara Welsch

Building Personal and Interpersonal Fulfillment Tue. 3:00-4:30 pm

Learn Mindfulness and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills to establish healthy relationships with self and others. Learn to deal with conflict, get what you want and need, say no to unwanted requests, and build self-respect.
Facilitator: Mei-Fang Lan and Liza Bott

Changeways: Depression! Thu. 10:30 am-12:00 pm

This cognitive behavioral therapy group has been shown to have high success rates in treating depression and feelings of inadequacy. Manuals are provided to support you during and after the group.
Facilitator: Barbara Welsch

Taming the Anxious Mind Multiple Times & Locations

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

MON 1:15-2:45 pm with Michael Murphy, Jen Alonso and Jessalyn Klein
TUE 1:15-2:45 pm with Mary Fukuyama, Chu-Chun Fu and Weiyang Xie (Meets at Peabody Hall)
WED 3:00-4:30 pm with Tina Tannen and Liza Bott
THU 3:00-4:30 pm with Gizem Toska

Telling Your Stories and Being Heard Thu. 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Share stories that have significantly influenced your life and work on the stories that you would like to see happen to you in a safe, supportive environment.
Facilitator: Mei-Fang Lan

Themed Groups

Academic Confidence Mon. 1:00-3:00 pm

Develop effective study skills and stress management tools through discussions about performance anxiety, time management and procrastination.
Cycle 1: 9/22; Cycle 2: 10/29
Facilitator: Jamie Funderburk

Bereavement Support (Peabody Hall) Mon. 1:15-2:45 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 and healing.
Facilitators: Meggen Sixbey and Shraddha Sundaram

Making Peace with Food (Peabody Hall) Multiple Times & Locations

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.

TUE 3:00-4:30 pm with Roberta Seldman and Mercy Machado
THU 1:00-2:30 pm with Jennifer Stuart and Chu-Chun Fu (Beginning mid-semester)

Recovery Support (Peabody Hall) Mon. 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 and Mel Lantz

Sexual Assault Survivors (Peabody Hall) Thu. 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. Facilitators: Jennifer Stuart and Meggen Sixbey

Groups for Specific Populations

First Generation Empowerment Mon. 5:10-6:40 pm

Learn to navigate college and discuss the impact of privilege and oppression. Identify strategies to enhance emotional and academic well-being.
Facilitator: Shari Robinson and Jessalyn Klein

Graduate Student Women’s Support Mon. 11:00 am-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

Graduate Students - Understanding Self and Others Thu. 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

International Student Support – English Wed. 3:00-4:30 pm

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

International Student Support – Mandarin Fri. 2:00-4:00 pm

Facilitator: Chun-Chung Choi and Weiyang Xie

Invincible Black Women Tue. 3:00-4:30 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 Mel Lantz

LGBTQ Empowerment Mon. 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.
Facilitator: Carlos Hernandez and Kathleen Joseph

General Therapy Groups

Emotional Wellness Tue. 3:00-4:30 pm

Increase your self-awareness and self-acceptance by sharing your experiences, giving and receiving feedback and support, and occasionally participating in guided role-plays.
Facilitator: David Suchman

Family Matters (Peabody Hall) Tue. 1:15-2:45 pm

Students affected by chaotic or difficult family relationships are provided a supportive group environment. Explore how you have been impacted, identify and experiment with healthy coping strategies.
Facilitator: Rosa West

Understanding Self and OthersMultiple Times & Locations

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


MON 1:15-2:45 pm with Lisa Winn and Jaime Jasser

MON 3:00-4:30 pm with Anthony Greene and Dennis McLeod (Men only)
TUE 3:00-4:30 pm with Sara Nash and Sarah Teitelbaum (Meets at Peabody Hall)
WED 1:15-2:45 pm with Jamie Funderburk (Women only, Starts mid-semester)
THU 1:00-2:30 pm with Jeannie Latimer and Marcia Morris
FRI 1:00-2:30 pm with Jen Alonso (Starts in October)



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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