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At a Glance

Group Therapy

Group therapy is an effective treatment method and sometimes the recommended treatment of choice over individual therapy. The UIndy Counseling Center offers a variety of groups, including interpersonal process groups, skill-building groups, treatment groups, and support groups. The groups offered may vary by semester based on the interests and needs of students.

To create a safe and confidential space for all, group participants are asked to maintain the confidentiality of the identities and information shared by other people in the group.

Download the Current Groups Schedule

Groups for Fall 2017

Stress Less! (Drop-In)

Start Date: September 19
When: Tuesdays 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Where: Counseling Center
Who Is Eligible: All students
Group Sign-Up: This is a drop-in group. Show up when you can!

This is a psychoeducational and skill-building workshop. Topics will vary each week and will focus on teaching strategies that help with stress management and relaxation.

Download the Fall 2017 Topic Schedule

Understanding Self and Others Group

Start Date: September 28 (tentative)
When: Thursdays 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Where: Counseling Center
Who Is Eligible: Full-time students
Group Sign-Up: Students must attend an initial appointment with a counselor to determine whether this group is a good fit for the student. Call 317-788-5015 to schedule an appointment.

This group has a maximum of 8 members.

The Understanding Self and Others group will help members:

  • Increase their understanding of themselves and their relationships with others
  • Experiment with new behaviors that might foster more meaningful connections with others and enhance emotional health
  • Receive feedback and support from others in a safe and confidential environment

Body Images Group

Start Date: September 28 (tentative)
When: Thursdays 1:00 – 1:50 pm for 8 weeks
Where: Counseling Center
Who Is Eligible: Full-time students
Group Sign-Up: Students must attend an initial appointment with a counselor to determine whether the group will be a good fit for the student. Call 317-788-5015 to schedule an appointment.

This group has a maximum of 8 members.

The group is designed to help students understand and improve their relationships with their minds, bodies, and emotions in a supportive environment.

Some topics discussed will include: understanding and accepting body image, healthy vs. unhealthy eating behaviors, the relationship between emotions and eating, mindfulness, and coping with emotions in effective ways.

Individuals who have concerns about body image and/or unhealthy eating behaviors may benefit from skills discussed in this group, as well as the support offered from group members and facilitators.

Graduate Student Support Group (Drop-In)

Start Date: September 22
When: Fridays 9:00 – 9:50 am
Where: Counseling Center
Who Is Eligible: Students in a master’s or doctoral program
Group Sign-Up: This is a drop-in group. Show up when you can!

The Graduate Student Support Group aims to:

  • Provide a safe space for graduate students to discuss their personal and academic challenges in graduate school
  • Help graduate students gain support from peers during stressful times, as well as offer support to peers
  • Provide opportunities to share ideas about how to overcome or cope with various challenges graduate students experience

Please note: This is not a therapy group. Additionally, this group is led by a staff psychologist to avoid dual relationships between our clinicians in training and students from the same programs.

“Mindful Mondays” Workshop Series

When: Mondays 12:00 – 12:50
October 23 & 30, November 6 & 13
Where: TBD
Who Is Eligible: Students, Staff, and Faculty
Group Sign-Up: Sign up in advance
Email Group Coordinator:  simlea@uindy.edu

This workshop series has a limit of 20 people.

The mindfulness workshop series will help you gain knowledge and skills about the personal practice of mindfulness, a skill that involves here-and-now awareness and has been found to be effective in enhancing one’s well-being.

Jon Kabat-Zinn noted, “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment without judgment.”

Join a group

If you are interested in attending any of our groups, please contact the Counseling Center at 317-788-5015. Call soon – space may be limited!