Group Counseling and Workshops

CTS offers both weekly workshops and by-appointment groups. If a workshop is indicated as a zoom drop-in workshop, students can attend virtual workshops sessions weekly or on an as-needed basis without an appointment. If a group is indicated as a group in which a screening appointment is needed, an individual must schedule a screening 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 workshop list to determine if any workshops would fit you. If a virtual Zoom workshop feels appropriate, feel free to connect via Zoom a few minutes prior to the start of the workshop; if you are experiencing suicidal ideation, please call CTS at 940-565-2741. 

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

Thank you for your interest in the Counseling & Testing Workshops! Please be sure to read the acknowledgments before clicking on the link.

Workshop Acknowledgements:

  • I am available to attend this workshop session or series at the designated time.
  • I have access to a private space from which to participate in the workshop as well as the necessary technology (e.g., reliable internet access, computer with webcam and speakers).
  • I understand that this is not a therapy group, and I am not becoming a CTS client by attending.
  • I understand that I will not have any mental health records or diagnoses by attending this workshop.
  • I can contact CTS at 940-565-2741 or email counselingandtestingservices@unt.edu if I need services or help with a crisis situation.

Once you click the link below and sign in with your EUID and password, select the workshop that you would like to attend.

https://eagleaccess.unt.edu/0158 (In order for you to have a successful Workshop experience, please disable popup blockers on your browser)

 

Drop-In Workshops (Click here to access groups)

Finding Happiness

VIRTUAL

Tuesdays

12-1PM

Starts on September 7th! 

Feeling blah or a lack of enthusiasm as we return to campus? Want to feel more connected and joyful? Join Senior Director of Counseling and Testing, Dr. Tamara Knapp-Grosz for this weekly online workshop where she will share and we will practice together well-researched strategies for increasing our sense of well-being and happiness.

Crochet Workshop

VIRTUAL

Thursdays

3-4PM

Starts September 2nd

Students will have the opportunity to learn to crochet, complete crochet/knit projects, and connect with peers. This workshop would be a great opportunity for students looking for healthy and productive stress reliever, wanting to increase self-esteem and competence, develop hobbies, or ways to connect with peers.  

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Grief Relief

VIRTUAL

Wednesdays

11-12pm 

Starts on September 15th!

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

VIRTUAL

Tuesdays 11-12PM

Thursdays 3-4PM

Starts on August 31st!

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!

Express Yourself! Art Therapy

VIRTUAL 

Wednesdays

11-12PM

Starts on September 1st!

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.

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R.A Chats

 

VIRTUAL

Tuesdays

2-3PM

 

Starts on August 24th!

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 

IN PERSON

First Generation Success Center, Union 376.

Bi-Weekly

Tuesdays 1-2PM

Starts on September 28th!

A support group for first-generation college students. 

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

International Student Support

VIRTUAL/INPERSON

Marquis Hall Rm. 130

Bi- Weekly

Wednesdays

12-1PM

Starts September 8th!

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 Housing

IN PERSON

Maple Hall

Wednesdays 1-3PM

Starts on August 25th!

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

Lets Talk + Multicultural Center

IN PERSON

Location: Multicultural Center Union 335

1st and 3rd: Tuesdays

11AM-12PM

Starts September 7th! An open space for BIPOC students to drop in to learn more about the services that the Program for Counseling Diverse Students and CTS provide to students on campus, including information on therapy groups, workshops, outreach events, and campus activities involvement.

Community Conversations followed after the workshop! This drop-in workshop is geared towards creating a safe and supportive space for students who identify as BIPOC. Join us as we discuss current events that impact our communities. We’ll seek to develop connections while navigating various topics that affect our social and emotional well-being.

Let's Talk + Athletics

IN PERSON

11AM-12PM

Victory Hall

Starts September 14th!

An open space for student-athletes to drop in to learn more about the services that the Program for Counseling Diverse Students and CTS provides to BIPOC students and student-athletes on campus, including information on therapy groups, workshops, outreach events, and campus activities involvement.

Thriving in Graduate School

VIRTUAL

Bi- Weekly

Fridays

1-2PM

Starts on August 13th!

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

VIRTUAL

Thursdays 1-2PM

Starts on September 9th!

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?


Closed Therapy/Support Groups (Screening Appointment Required)

Latine/x Support Group

VIRTUAL

Tuesdays

3-4PM

Starts on October 5th!

This support group is offered to create a safe, affirming, and confidential space for Afro-Latine/x, Indigenous, and White Latine/x-identified students who would like to explore topics of identity, family, academics, immigration, discrimination, language, dating, friendships…all in the context of their culture.

Invincible Black Women(IBW)

VIRTUAL

Mondays

2-3:30PM

Starts on October 4th!

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.

QT BIPOC

VIRTUAL

Wednesdays 

3-4PM

Starts on October 6th!

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

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

Survivors of Sexual Assault (SOSA) Group

     VIRTUAL     

   Tuesdays

             1-2:30PM                                                                    

Starts on September 28th!

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.

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

 

BodySense

VIRTUAL

Mondays

2-3:30PM

Starts on September 27th!

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

Project Self

VIRTUAL

Mondays 3-4:30PM

Tuesdays 3-4:30PM

Starts on October 4th & 5th

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