Update: Learn more about the integration of Counselling and Mental Health Services and the new Psychiatric Services.

Group Therapy

Please consult with a clinician at Counselling Services to register for these groups. 


ACT Groups for Anxiety and Mood

GROUP 1

Date & Time: Thursdays, 10h-12h

Start Date: Feb. 1, 2018

 

GROUP 2 

Date & Time: Mondays, 10h-12h

Start Date: Feb. 12, 2018

 

Sessions: 7-8 sessions of 2 hrs

Content: The goal of an ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) group is to help participants create a rich, full, and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. Participants will learn psychological skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in order to reduce their impact and influence. In ACT, we set out to fundamentally transform our relationship to thoughts and feelings by using core processes such as acceptance and mindful choice. We will also help participants clarify what’s truly important and meaningful to them (values) and use that knowledge to guide and motivate life-enriching action.

Appropriate for: Students with mild to moderate anxiety and/or mood dysregulation concerns


CBT for Social Anxiety

Day and Time: Tuesdays 10:30am - 12:00pm

Starting Date: February 13, 2017

Sessions: 8 sessions, 1.5 hours each

Content: This group is intended for those who experience intense anxiety in either social or performance situations due to a fear of humiliation or embarrassment. The group orientation is CBT. Students will examine what makes them anxious and will work at managing and decreasing the anxiety in these situations. The three principal themes covered are cognitive strategies to reduce anxiety, systematic desensitization to feared social situations, and social skills building.

Appropriate for: Students with probable Social Anxiety Disorder.


Emotion Regulation Therapy 

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 13h-15h

Starting Date: February 14, 2018

Sessions: 8 sessions, 2 hours each

Content: The goal of an emotion regulation therapy group is to help participants develop and improve emotion regulation. By engaging in this group, participants may: develop emotional awareness, develop understanding of negative emotions, learn to accept negative emotions, learn new strategies to lessen the intensity and duration of emotional responses, and learn to increase positive emotions and engage in activities that bring joy and satisfaction.

Appropriate for: Students experiencing a variety of intense emotions. 


Exercise for Mood & Stress

Day and Time: Thursdays, 14h-16h

Starting Date: February 1, 2018

Sessions: 10 sessions, 2 hours each

Content: The Exercise for Mood and Stress group is open to students facing depression and anxiety or other mood-related impediments. The program will highlight the many psychological benefits of exercise and will equip participants with practical tools to help you overcome the obstacles to successfully getting exercise in your life.  The Exercise for Mood and Stress group is a psychotherapy group, which incorporates physical exercise to its practice. Weekly discussions explore mental health and other personal issues. The program will introduce strategies like self talk, mindfulness, and goal setting.

Appropriate for: Students with depression, anxiety, or other mood-related concerns.


Living with Loss Support Group

Date and Time: Thursdays 14h-15h

Start Date: February 1, 2018

Sessions: 8 sessions, 1 hour each

Content: This group is a place for grieving students to come together to share and receive support.

Appropriate for: Students struggling with the death of a loved one.  


The Process of Sleep

Day and Time: Tuesdays 12h-14h

Starting Date: February 13, 2018

Sessions: 4 sessions, 2 hours each

Content: This group is intended for students who are struggling to have consistent and restful sleep. Through the implementation of strategies sourced from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness, participants will address current struggles with sleep and the desire to change. Topics covered will include a guided discussion on the conceptualization of sleep, strategies to make sleep more restful, and the process of implementing deliberate change.

Appropriate for: Students who are struggling to have consistent and restful sleep. 


Transdiagnostic Groups

GROUP 1

Day and Time: Wednesday 10h to 12h

Starting Date: January 17, 2018

 

GROUP 2

Day and Time: Thursday 10h to 12h

Starting Date: February 8, 2018

 

GROUP 3

Day and Time: Friday 10h to 12h

Starting Date: February 9, 2018

 

GROUP 4

Day and Time: Monday 16h-18h

Starting Date: February 19, 2018

 

GROUP 5  (Brief)

Day and Time: Monday 13h-15h

Starting Date: March 12, 2018

 

Sessions: 4 to 8 sessions, 2 hours each

Content: This group is intended for students who experience a wide range of emotional disorders. The group employs a variety of CBT techniques especially designed to help students regulate their emotions and get better control of their anxiety and depression. 

Appropriate for: Students with a primary diagnosis of depression or anxiety disorder.