Group Counseling and Workshops

CTS offers both weekly workshops and by-appointment groups. If a group is indicated as a zoom drop-in group, students can attend virtual group sessions weekly or on an as-needed basis without an appointment (student will be registered upon attending or if calling in prior). If a group is indicated as a group in which a screening appointment is needed, an individual must schedule a screening t prior to attending the group to determine if the group will be able to meet their needs.  By-appointment groups require a weekly commitment.

  • Please see our group list to determine if any groups would fit you. If a virtual Zoom group feels appropriate, feel free to connect via Zoom a few minutes prior to the start of the group; if you are experiencing suicidal ideation, please call CTS at 940-565-2741. If a group requiring an informational appointment feels beneficial, please call CTS at 940-565-2741 and ask to schedule a group screening for the particular group.

  • Due to COVID-19 all groups and workshops will be virtually online via Zoom and TAO. 

  • For those signed up for closed groups, you will be contacted by your group leader concerning scheduling.

  • If you are interested in joining us for any of the workshops listed below please email us at counselingandtestingservices@unt.edu using your UNT email address and we will provide you with the Zoom link.  

Open Workshops

Alone Together

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

Starts on January 12th!

A drop-in support group for those who are asked to isolate in McConnell Hall due to COVID-related illness or contact tracing. This is also a space to discuss guidelines involved in on-campus isolating, as well as to offer feedback on the isolation process.

Grief Relief

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

Starts on January 20th!

We grieve over many types of loss, including the death of a loved one or pet, loss of a relationship, job, home, health, identity, or even the loss of our normal lives due to COVID-19.  Join us to find information, support, insight, and healing as we work through our grief together.   

A Starting Point for Trauma Recovery

ONLINE

Wednesdays

2-3p

Starts May 5- August 18.

The goal of the group is to provide a safe space for those who are not yet ready for focused trauma work in either an individual or group setting.

Video- Click the video to learn more about the group!

 

Vets Connect

CLOSED

 The transition from the demands of military life to university life is sometimes confusing and can create a significant amount of stress. This group gives Veterans space to genuinely connect with and support one another.

Craftivism

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

A space for creative, emotional, and empowerment expression. No art, music, or writing experience required. Potential materials needed paper, scissors, pen, and internet.

Video - Click the video to learn more about the group!

Express Yourself! Art Therapy

ONLINE 

Wednesdays

11-12PM

Express Yourself! is a safe space to explore and express feelings, manage stress and anxiety, and explore new art materials. Each week a different media will be presented with an intervention designed to facilitate expression, relaxation, or just for fun. Focusing on the process of art-making, as opposed to
the end product is encouraged to challenge perfectionist tendencies and practice mindfulness.

R.A Chats

 

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

 

Starts on January 13th!

An open space specifically for Resident Assistants to drop by individually or in groups for consultation regarding the specific pressure, stressors, and nature of the R.A. position in a confidential space.

 

First-Generation College Students 

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

 

Starts on February 16th!

A support group for first-generation college students. 

Video -Watch the video to learn more about the group!

International Student Workshop

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

Counseling and Testing Services and UNT International Affairs have teamed up to provide a safe space or international students to share their experiences and engage in discussions related to adjusting to life n the U.S

Video-  Watch the video to learn more about the group!

Let's Talk 

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

Starts on January 13th!

“Let’s Talk” is a program that brings licensed therapists to the UNT residence halls for easy access to informal and confidential consultations.

COVID Concerns

CLOSED

Starts on January 14th!

Discuss student's concerns about COVID-19, isolation issues, adjusting to online classes, and grief surrounding the virus

UNT Engage

CLOSED

Designed to support the success of neurodivergent students, this weekly workshop, offered by the UNT Counseling and Testing Services, is a time for students that attend the UNT Engage program to drop in for additional support as needed.

Graduate Student Drop-In

ONLINE

Bi- Weekly

Fridays

1-2PM

Starts on May 14th until August!

A group space for UNT graduate students to process work/life balance, healthy behaviors, imposter syndrome, and other relevant topics.

Video Click on this video to get information about the Graduate Student Group!

 

Communicate with Confidence

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

Starts on January 20th!

Would you like to improve your communication skills? Do you often have trouble asserting yourself at work, speaking up in your relationships, or struggle to manage conflict? Drop-in and learn some communication skills that can help you navigate all of your relationships, both personal and professional?

Love Yours: Understanding Your Relationship through Self Discovery

Closed

Check back in Fall 2021!

Starts on March 2nd!

Screening process: Screening appointment with Jasmine Moore

Love Yours is a closed psycho-educational group This group will give couples the tools to manage and express emotions, gain an understanding of how you “show up” in your relationship, and learn how to begin experiencing a safe, trusting relationship. Some topics covered include relational hurts, attachment, emotional awareness and management, and communication dialogues to help apply the information discussed. 


Closed Therapy/Support Groups (Screening Appointment Required)

Better Together: Supporting Black Mental Health

CLOSED

The purpose of this group is to help students who identify as Black find support in the community, process reactions to current sociopolitical events, and develop and strengthen their internal capacity to cope with daily stressors.

Love Yours: Understanding Your Relationship through Self Discovery

CLOSED

Starts on March 2nd!

Screening process: Screening appointment with Jasmine Moore

Love Yours is a closed psycho-educational group This group will give couples the tools to manage and express emotions, gain an understanding of how you “show up” in your relationship, and learn how to begin experiencing a safe, trusting relationship. Some topics covered include relational hurts, attachment, emotional awareness and management, and communication dialogues to help apply the information discussed. 

Invincible Black Women(IBW)

CLOSED

The Invincible Black women group is a 9-week interpersonal process group comprised of 6-8 Black women (undergraduate or graduate). The group is designed to promote self- and sociocultural-awareness, connection with culturally similar others, and utilization of wellness strategies in Black college women.

Greek Life Drop-In

CLOSED

This group is for any current UNT student involved in Greek Life who wants to talk, ask questions, or process anything regarding mental health, stress, psychological wellbeing, and a wide range of other topics.

QT Bipoc

CLOSED

A group for students who identify as BIPOC and a sexual or gender minority looking to explore identity and seek community.

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Bridging The Gap

CLOSED

This group will offer a safe space for students to explore issues associated with growing up and/or living in the US with parents or other family members who grew up and/or live in another country. Students will discuss how to express true self, setting healthy boundaries while maintaining respect, and understanding Toward those with different cultures.

Video - Watch the video to learn more about the group!

Survivors of Sexual Assault (SOSA) Group

CLOSED

Starts on February 12th!

This group was created to provide a healing and safe environment for survivors of sexual assault to earn about sexual trauma and connect with other survivors. Group members will have opportunities to learn information, share experiences, process thoughts and feelings, and learn skills to cope in their healing journey.

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BodySense

CLOSED

Starts on February 15th!

We will be learning about the “10 BodySense Basics” which promote positive approaches towards body image, exercise, nutrition, and self-esteem. Students will be encouraged to build healthy coping skills, solve problems, make informed choices, and discover how to express and assert themselves in clearways

Dungeons & Dragons

CLOSED

This group will provide a space to connect with others and learn more about yourself through gaming and teamwork! Members will figure out how they can use the skills that they use to play D&D, in their everyday lives.

Project Self

CLOSED

Starts March 1st!

Project Self is a closed psycho-educational group focused on increasing self-confidence, self-esteem, assertive communication, setting appropriate boundaries, and placing your needs first. This is a 6-week group with an option 7-week termination session. This group will give you the tools to make positive changes, communicate assertively, and use stress constructively. Some topics covered include the self-acceptance, cognitive triad, values, family rules, cognitive distortions, assertiveness, and negative self-talk with an emphasis on how to put discussions into practice

First-Generation College Students

CLOSED

This is a closed therapy group that provides members a safe space to explore issues related to adjusting to life as a college student, which may include but not limited to: navigating unfamiliar situations, juggling finances and socializing, managing responsibilities in different life roles, career concerns, embarrassment, and guilt, translating abilities to college success and empowerment through connecting with help and support.