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Adjusting to College: Four-week Support Group and Training Series

Thursdays
3:15pm - 4:30pm
Meets at SSB 3.406

All groups are free and confidential.

This is a 4-week training series focused on experiences of adjustment to life at UT. Participants will attend four sessions, each of which will focus on a specific topic. Sessions will also include some time for sharing your experiences. Topics covered include loneliness, cultural differences, social skills/making friends, stress management, time management, and the impact of life transitions. The number of participants may vary from week to week, but we anticipate no more than 15 will be present for a given module. Participants are asked to attend all four modules, and you can join the group at any time of the semester.

This group would be a good fit for students who have transferred here from out of state/country or who are from outside Austin, freshmen, and international students. You do not need to be new UT to benefit from this group.

For your information, here is a tentative list of modules that will be offered:

  • Module 1: Impact of life transitions and coping skills: biopsychosocial perspective.
  • Module 2: Loneliness, social skills, making friends.
  • Module 3: Mindfulness: An introduction to stress-reduction techniques
  • Module 4: Time management/reaching out for help/resources at UT

To join or learn more, call CMHC at (512) 471-3515.


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Fall Semester Groups and Classes


Drop-In Meditation Group

Tuesdays  12:15pm - 12:50pm
Meets in the SSB 5th Floor
Staff

Click here to view the Mindfulness Meditation Group description


Drop-In Discussion Groups

Please note these discussion groups are not therapy groups, and some of them do not meet at CMHC. Please click the group title for details.

Wednesdays  5pm - 6:30pm
Meets at Painter Hall, Rm 5.33
Thiagarajan / Tao-Foster

Click here to view the Asian American Voices Group description

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Queer Voices

Wednesdays  12pm-1:30pm
Meets at the Gender & Sexuality Center, SAC 2.112
Hannah

Click here to view the Queer Voices Group description

Mondays  12pm-1:30pm
Meets at the Gender & Sexuality Center, SAC 2.112
Thiagarajan / Kim

Click here to view the Finding Our Voice: A Women of Color Discussion Group description

Tuesdays  2pm-3:30pm
This group will not be meeting on 10/17 or 10/24.

Meets at GWB 1.130
Colón-Otero

Click here to view the Latinx Voices: A Supportive Group for Latinx Students group description


Campus Climate Response Groups


Tuesday Group (starts September 5th)  1pm-1:50pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Burdine / Bailey-Smith

Friday Group (starts September 8th)  2pm-2:50pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Thiagarajan / Leeds

Click here to view the Campus Climate Response group description


Mindfulness Classes



Groups for LGBTQ Students


Mondays  12pm-1pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
White

Click here to view the Queer Women's Support group description

Wednesdays  3pm-4pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Ungo

Click here to view the Queer/Gay/Bisexual Men's group description


Other Support Groups


Tuesdays  2pm-3:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
White / Carter

Click here to view the Big Bodies. Radical Love group description

Thursdays  2pm-3:30pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Garces / Bryant

Click here to view the Grief & Loss Support group description

Fridays  3pm-4:15pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Ruud

Click here to view the Latina Support group description

Fridays  1:30pm-3pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Hannah

Click here to view the Graduate Student Support group description

Tuesdays  2:30pm-4pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Zentner

Click here to view the Dissertation Support group description


Skill-Building Groups


Thursdays  2pm-3:15pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Yates / Dunn

Click here to view the Food and Feelings: Mindful Eating group description

Fridays  11:30am-12:45pm
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Rodriguez / Bailey

Click here to view the Coping with Life Creatively group description


Personal Exploration Groups


Tuesdays  9:30am-10:45am
Meets at the SSB - 5th floor
Pledger

Click here to view the 25+ Personal Exploration group description





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