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Group Counseling & Online Outreach

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This is a great time to take advantage of the unlimited counseling sessions offered in groups.

In an effort to better serve students, we are offering group counseling to DePaul students. Without compromising privacy,  students can learn more about themselves and gain support from others. All are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or ethnicity; and we are committed to providing students with the best services possible.

A variety of groups and workshops are offered at both the Lincoln Park and Loop Campuses for students who may be struggling with specific issues (e.g. grief/loss, self-esteem), or who would like to understand more about how they tend to relate to others in general. Group counseling and educational workshops can be particularly effective for a broad array of concerns. These resources not only offer students an opportunity to get support and feedback from others, but also to learn more about themselves in unique and stimulating ways.

Be on the lookout for these and other groups that will be forming throughout the school year:

Coping During COVID-19: Anger as a Stage of Grief: This is a 30-minute workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to assist students in coping with feelings of anger in light of COVID-19

Presenter: Felicity Deiss, MA

Dates: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting by visiting this link.

Coping During COVID-19: Anger as a Stage of Grief: This is a 30-minute workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to assist students in coping with feelings of anger in light of COVID-19.

Presenter: Felicity Deiss, MA & Ruby Parkash, MA

Dates: Wednesday, May 13th

Time: 12:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting by visiting this link.

Introduction into Mindfulness Meditation: This 30 minute workshop will introduce the elements of posture and breathing as a means of beginning a mindfulness meditation practice. This workshop will conclude with a 15-minute guided meditation.

Presenter: Rachana Doshi, PsyD

Date: Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Register in advance for this meeting by visiting this link.

Coping During COVID-19: Supporting Student Mental & Emotional Health & Well-Being: This workshop will explore the stages of individual and collective grief impacting students' lives as well as strategies for coping and protecting mental health.

Presenter: Jeff Lanfear, PsyD

Date: Friday, April 24th, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm

Register in advance for this meeting by visiting this link.

Mindfulness Tools for the Restless Mind: This is a recurring weekly 60-minute workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to assist students in coping with feeling nervous or restless. Participants will be introduced to mindfulness strategies designed to assist in tension-reduction and greater present-moment awareness.

Presenter: Bill Johnson, PhD

Dates: Mondays from April 27th, 2020 through June 8th, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Register in advance for this meeting by visiting this link.

This weekly, ongoing, interpersonal process group for female-identified undergraduate and graduate women looking for a safe and confidential space to better understand themselves and others in relationships.

CURRENTLY ON HIATUS - Check Back for Updates

For more information about any group, please call (773) 325-7779 to sign up for a brief phone consultation with a UCS staff member before attending a session.
 
Please note that students must contact the counseling center or group leader before attending a group.

Weekly, ongoing group for students who would like to better understand and improve the quality of their relationships with friends, family and significant others. In addition, student will come together to discuss their experiences with anxiety, depression and other related struggles and how these issues affect various areas of life including academics, socializing, and self esteem. This group is designed to provide a safe place to process challenges and learn new ways of coping and navigating the world.

CURRENTLY ON HIATUS - Check Back for Updates

For more information about any group, please call (773) 325-7779 to sign up for a brief phone consultation with a UCS staff member before attending a session.
 
Please note that students must contact the counseling center or group leader before attending a group.
PLEASE NOTE

Depending on student turnout and other factors, groups may change from quarter to quarter throughout the academic year. For the most up-to-date information on groups currently offered, please visit the counseling center or call us at 773-325-7779. 

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