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Spring 2017 Groups

MONDAY

General Therapy Group

Mondays 2:30 pm-4:00pm

Leaders: Jodi Thomas, PsyD & Divina Johnston, MS

The General Therapy Group is an interpersonal process style therapy group that focuses on self-awareness and attention to one's interpersonal style. The group is open to graduate and undergraduate UNR students and will cap at 8 members. While the specific focus of each session will be determined by group members' needs, some of the issues addressed may include relationships, communication styles, boundaries, self-awareness, loneliness, trust, identity, and other aspects of interpersonal process.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Interpersonal Effectivenss Group

Mondays 4:00-6:00pm

Leaders: Jacqueline Pistorello, PhD & Amanda Munoz-Martinez, MS

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills training is focused on enhancing clients' coping abilities by teaching them behavioral skills. It is run like a class where the group leader teaches skills and assigns homework for clients to practice using the skills in their everyday lives. This group is open to any student who would like to build skills in the following areas: Mindfulness- the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment; Distress Tolerance- how to tolerate emotional pain in difficult situations; Emotion Regulation- how to change emotions that you want to change. The group will consist of 5 two-hour weekly sessions- Distress Tolerance: dates TBD; and Emotion Regulation: dates TBD.

Monday Mindfulness Group

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm

Leader: Maria Young, CSW-Intern

Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. Ways in which lacking awareness in the present moment can interfere with quality of life:We tend to carry tension and stress in the body without realizing it.We aren't aware of how our mood colors our experiences.We miss a lot of potential positive and pleasant moments.We might miss crucial information we need to make a decision.We hold on to unpleasant experiences in our mind long after they are over, causing undue suffering. This group can help people struggling with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, and adjustment issues. This is an ongoing and open group.

TUESDAY

Tuesday Mindfulness Group

Tuesdays 2:00-3:00pm

Leader: Casey Kohl, LCSW

Mindfulness helps students increase their overall awareness in a nonjudgmental manner with the goal of being in the present moment, as too often, we spend mental energy living in the past or future. Students will learn various aspects of mindfulness allowing them to detach from personal suffering. This group can help people struggling with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, and adjustment issues. This is an ongoing and open group.

Body Empowerment Group

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm

Leaders: Yue Huang, PhD & Bernadette M. Hinojos, MA

Tired of hating the way you look and struggling to change your physical appearance? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Please join us in a journey to freedom from weight bias and acceptance of body diversity. In this group, you will learn to lose the weight of body shame, respect and appreciate your body, and nourish and care for yourself. Our body empowerment group is focused on body image and related issues (e.g., weight, shape, muscularity, eating, exercise, etc.) and provided to individuals of all genders and ages. The goal is to help you accept, trust, and feel empowered in your body through experiential activities, group discussion, and peer support. The specific focus and format will be shaped by group members' needs and ongoing feedback. If interested, please contact Yue Huang at 775-682-9258 or yueh@unr.edu or Bernadette M. Hinojos at 775-682-8923 or bhinojos@unr.edu to learn more information or sign up.

WEDNESDAY

Life After the Addicted Family

Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm

Leaders: Marcia Cooper, LCSW and Maria Young, MSW, CSW-Intern

Life After the Addicted Family will offer an opportunity for clients to address themes common to those who grew up in substance abusing families. Educational material/information, experiential opportunities using art and processing will help the client learn to understand common characteristics of those coming from a substance abusing family and how learned family roles may still influence their current behaviors. This is a six-week group with open enrollment. Students may start at any time but are asked to stay for the full 6-week curriculum in order to get the full benefit of the group.

Older Students Group

Wednesdays 2:30-4:00pm

Leaders: Jodi Thomas, PsyD & Rachel Willimott, MSW

The Older Students Group is an interpersonal process style therapy group, that focuses on self-awareness and attention to one's interpersonal style. The group is open to anyone age 25 and older, including graduate and undergraduate students and will cap at 8 members. While the specific focus of each session will be determined by group members' needs, some of the issues addressed may include relationships, communication styles, boundaries, self-awareness, identity, intimacy, trust, managing different roles, and other aspects of interpersonal process.

Wednesday Evening Mindfulness Group

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Leaders: Casey Kohl, LCSW

Mindfulness helps students increase their overall awareness in a nonjudgmental manner with the goal of being in the present moment, as too often, we spend mental energy living in the past or future. Students will learn various aspects of mindfulness allowing them to detach from personal suffering. This group can help people struggling with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, and adjustment issues. This is an ongoing and open group.

THURSDAY

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Interpersonal Effectiveness Group

Thursdays 2:30-4:30pm

Leaders: Yani Dickens, PhD & Yue Huang, PhD

The DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills group is open to any student who may want to learn how to increase assertiveness, develop and maintain relationships, decrease interpersonal isolation, end destructive relationships, and/or build effective communication skills. This is a structured group that will feel more like a classroom setting, where new skills will be taught weekly and participants will be assigned "homework" to practice the skills. Sessions will include teaching skills, fun in-session role-playing in a safe, non-judgmental setting, and discussing/planning activities to practice during the week to help strengthen newly acquired skills. The group will consist of 5 two-hour weekly sessions. The first group opportunity will run February 9-March 9, and the second will run April 6-May4.

Thursday Mindfulness Group

Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm

Leaders: Georgette Bullock & Jamie Peterson

FRIDAY

Social Anxiety Group

Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm

Leaders: Mindi Neugebauer, LCSW & Rachel Willimott, CSW-Intern

Do you call yourself shy? Do you experience anxiety in social situations such as meeting new people, meeting up with friends, or speaking up in class? Do you sometimes avoid these situations to avoid anxiety? Then, the Social Anxiety Group may be for you! Group members will learn to cope with stressful situations by learning to identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that create anxiety and learning to change unhelpful patterns that get in the way of friendships, goals, and self-esteem.

Friday Mindfulness Group

Fridays 1:00-2:00pm

Leader: Casey Kohl, LCSW

Mindfulness helps students increase their overall awareness in a nonjudgmental manner with the goal of being in the present moment, as too often, we spend mental energy living in the past or future.  Students will learn various aspects of mindfulness allowing them to detach from personal suffering.  This group can help people struggling with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, and adjustment issues.  This is an ongoing and open group. 

Men's Issues Group

Fridays 2:00-3:30pm

Leaders: Joey Walloch, Psy.D. & J.P. Crum, M.A.

This is a process-oriented group for self-identified males and provides opportunities to openly discuss a wide-array of concerns including, but not limited to the following: definitions of masculinity, socialization, physical and mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, body image dissatisfaction), gender roles, academic concerns, relationship stressors, appropriate expressions of anger, trouble with self-esteem, being controlled (or controlling) in relationships, being alone and loneliness. The group explores here-and-now aspects of developing relationships with each other while examining topics through the lens of masculinities and the various ways to "be a man."

Grief Group

To Be Determined

Leaders: Rachel Capurro, PsyD & TBA

Intuitive Eating Group

To Be Determined

Groups will take place at the Student Health Center

DISCUSSION GROUPS and WORKSHOPS

We invite you to also check out our discussion groups and skills workshops, open to the campus community.
Participants do not need to be clients of Counseling Services.

LGBTQIA+ Drop-In Support Group

1st and 3rd Fridays 12:00-1:00pm

Leaders: Jodi Thomas, PsyD & Bernadette Hinojos, MA

Open to all UNR students who identity as LGBTQ or choose not to label themselves. LGBTQ+ Support Group is a safe and confidential space for students to meet with other LGBTQ+ students and get or give support.
Spring 2017 dates:

  • Feb. 3
  • Feb. 17
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5

Alternative Sexuality Drop-In Support Group

2nd and 4th Fridays 12:00-1:00pm

Leaders: Jodi Thomas, PsyD & Bernadette Hinojos, MA

This confidential, drop-in group is open to all UNR students who want to discuss sexual and relationship identities often viewed as outside of mainstream culture (such as kink, BDSM, polyamory, swinging, sex work, etc).
Spring 2017 dates:

  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • April 14
  • April 28
  • May 12

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