Summer 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.

WEDNESDAY

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Interpersonal Effectiveness Group

Wednesday 11:00 am-1:00pm

Leaders: Joey Walloch, PsyD & Maria Young, MSW, CSW-Intern

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 4 two-hour weekly sessions, June 7-28. 

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 4:00-5:00pm

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) Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation Group

Thursdays 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Leaders: Maria Young, MSW, CSW-Intern & Rachel Willimott, MSW, CSW-Intern

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.

To Be Announced

Body Empowerment Group

Date and Time TBA

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

The Body Empowerment Group is provided to UNR students of all genders and ages who struggle with body image issues and related concerns (e.g., disordered eating, compulsive exercise, etc.). We strive to reduce weight bias and promote body acceptance in this group. Group members will work through an eight-step program to learn to lose the weight of body shame, respect and appreciate their body, and nourish and care for their body with our help and support.

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.

In Focus (ADHD Coaching Group)

Date and Time TBA in July 2017 Summer Session

Leaders: Jodi Thomas, PsyD & JP Crum, MA

In Focus is a five-week group that offers education and peer support for students who experience difficulties commonly associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Group meetings are interactive and help students develop valuable skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life. Group topics include: goal setting, procrastination and time management, mood management, self-care, identity, and relationships.
Please contact Jodi or JP to sign up, as space is limited to 10 participants.