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Summer 2016 Groups

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ACT Skills Group

Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm

Leader: Rachel Willimott, MSW

Do you feel stuck? ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Skills Group can teach you to live your life in a more meaningful way while limiting the power your mind has over you. Learn skills to disconnect from thoughts and painful emotions and clarify what's important in your life.

Body Image Group

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm

Leaders: Yani Dickens, PhD and Yue Huang, PhD

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 your body. This group is focused on body image and related eating concerns and will help you to accept and trust your body through a variety of group activities and discussion.


Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm

Leaders: Casey Kohl, LCSW and James Haberthur, LADC

Matrix uses an evidenced-based program focusing on substance use disorders with over 20 sessions that repeat. Topics are motivational in nature, focusing on the stages of change and it is not a 12 step program. The group is open to new members at any time during the semester, space permitting.

Mindfulness Group

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm

Leader: Casey Kohl, LCSW

This group focuses on teaching and enhancing mindfulness skills. Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment without judgment. The group is open to new members at any time during the semester, space permitting. It is an ideal group for clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or traumatic experiences.

DBT Skills Training Group

(Currently closed to new members. Check back in the fall!)

Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm

Leaders: Maria Young, MSW and Yue Huang, PhD

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. Groups meet weekly on a set schedule. DBT includes four sets of behavioral skills: Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment; Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate emotional pain in difficult situations; Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others; Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you want to change.


We invite you to also check out our support groups and skills workshops, open to the campus community.

Support Group for International Students

Thursdays 2:15-3:30pm

Leaders: Shernaaz Webster, PhD, LMFT and Susan Valencia, Director of IELC

Location: EJCH 236 (Intensive English Language Center Lounge)
Topics covered in this support group include: adjusting to a new culture, making new friends, building self-confidence, stress management, time management, coping with anxiety, relationship issues, coping with depression, and finding balance in life. Open to students enrolled in the Intensive English Language Center (IELC) program. Please contact Dr. Shernaaz Webster for more information- 775.682.8857.

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