Spring 2018 Group Options At UWM Counseling Services

Spring 2018 Group Options At UWM Counseling Services

UWM’s Counseling Services offer a variety of group sessions and programs for all students. Some of the offering started earlier this semester but welcome attendees anytime, while others are set up for students to come when they please.

Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault Coping Strategies Support Group

This 9-week support group will focus on strengthening coping skills for adult survivors of sexual assault. The group will focus heavily on building strategies to help manage symptoms and psychoeducation related to sexual assault. Group meets on Tuesday from 2:30-4 p.m. in room 5459 on the 5th floor in the NWQ.  Registration is required. For more information contact Laura Pagel LPC at 229-6834 or Ellen Gormican MPH at 229-4582

Stress Reduction 4 Week Skills Building Group

Would you like to increase your ability to cope with stress?

Is stress having negative effects on academics, work, relationships and daily life?

Join this 4-week skills based group that will teach techniques aimed at managing stress and anxiety. We will discuss mindfulness, changing negative thought patterns, relaxation skills and trigger identification. This group will run for 4 weeks and registration is required prior to the start of group. Group meets on Wednesday from 3-4 pm in room 5459 on the 5th floor in the NWQ. To register contact Lynn Mucha LCSW at 229-6854.

Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Break

Join students, staff and faculty members for 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation during your Tuesday lunchtime hour. Stop in to any session and listen to recordings of reflections on mindfulness topics and practice guided meditation given by mindfulness experts Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. A great way for both beginning and advanced mindfulness practitioners to learn more about the practice of mindfulness, one exercise at a time. Sessions will be held each Tuesday from 12:15 (prompt) to 12:45 pm in Union 179 from January 30th until May 8th 2018. Contact Paul Dupont at 229-2927 or pdupont@uwm.edu for more details.

General Process Therapy Group

This group will address a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, family/relationship concerns, adjustment, identity issues, self-esteem etc. and will run for the duration of the semester. Group therapy can be as effective as individual therapy and members can practice new skills inside the group and in everyday life.  Group attendance is important because the more you invest, the more you get out of your group experience! Group will meet on Thursday from 3-4:30 pm beginning in February. Contact Mercedes Santana Ph.D. via email to for more information at: santanam@uwm.edu

Dissertators’ and Thesis Writer’s Support Group

On-going, solution-focused, problem-solving support group to help you complete your dissertation or master’s thesis. Contact JoAnne Graham, Ph.D. at 229-5144 for more information.