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.

Drop-In Workshops

Please check in with the front desk to attend workshops. All groups & workshops are located in Chestnut Hall 313 unless otherwise stated. Continue to check back  for more information.

Counselor Consultation Hour Workshop

Wednesdays (Weekly, Virtual; Faculty & Staff Only) 3:00PM-4:00PM

Thursdays (Biweekly, In-Person; Faculty Only) 11:00AM-12:00PM

University Union 249 (Faculty Lounge)

Counseling & Testing Services is offering a drop-in hour at the Faculty Lounge for Faculty and Staff to ask questions or consult with a counselor regarding a specific concern or regarding any of the following topics:

  1. Personal Mental Health and available resources
  2. Student Mental Health and available resources
  3. Assisting students in distress
  4. Warning signs to be aware of
  5. Burnout prevention
  6. Suicide prevention

Link to Workshop

Start Date: January 17th

Healing in Color: Art Workshop

Tuesdays & Fridays (Weekly)
2:00PM-3:30PM

Join us in a space to find healing through art expression and creativity.

Start Date: January 30th

Build a STRONGER you! Coping Skills Workshop

Fridays (Weekly)
2:00PM-3:00PM

How do we cope when life gets hard? In this workshop, we will learn and practice to build a STRONGER you:

  1. Self-Compassion
  2. Thinking in a helpful way
  3. Relaxing Techniques
  4. Observing Mindfulness
  5. New Communication Skills
  6. Goal Setting
  7. Emotional-Regulation
  8. Relationship Improvement
  9. YOU!

Start Date: February 2nd

Grief Relief

Wednesdays (Weekly)
11:00AM-12:00PM

For anyone who has experienced a loss in their life, this is a place to share and discuss your grief with others who understand.
Come and learn about grief - with all its physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual complexities- and learn some tools and exercises to work through it.

Start Date: January 31st

CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF SPRING 2024

Connecting Through Music

Fridays (Weekly)
3:00PM-4:00PM

We will listen to different types of music together and discuss ways music helps people express their emotions and connect with others.

The group leader will bring in songs of various genres each week and encourage attendees to bring in songs they would like to share with the group.

Attendees will also be encouraged to share how they feel about the music played in the group. 

Start Date: January 26th

CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF SPRING 2024

International Student Circle

Wednesdays (Bi-weekly)
Marquis Hall 107
3:00PM-4:00PM

This is a support circle dedicated to providing a safe, open space for international students to come and share their experiences, concerns, struggles, and learn skills and strategies to help manage in a time of uncertainty and change.

Meeting Dates: March 6th , March 20th, April 3rd, & April 17th

Getting Unstuck

Tuesdays (Bi-weekly)
4:00PM-5:00PM

Intended to help students manage depression, depressive symptoms, and burnout. This workshop will emphasize both psychoeducational and experiential interventions (i.e., learning through practice) informed by CBT and ACT. Students may also benefit from social engagement offered by the group format. Weekly topics may include: gratitude, gratitude journaling, connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, behavioral activation (pleasure) (productivity), identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts and core beliefs, sense of purpose, and identifying and utilizing personal strengths.

Start Date: January 16th

The Mind-Body Connection

Thursdays (Bi-weekly)
3:00PM-4:00PM

Explore the mind/body and biology/environment connection and how these interact and influence emotions and behavior. Topics include anxiety/stress management and motivation.

Start Date: February 22nd

CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF SPRING 2024

 

Closed Therapy/Support Groups (Screening Appointment Required)

Survivors of Sexual Assault (SOSA)

Mondays (Weekly)
2:00PM-3:30PM

SOSA is a closed process/support group focused on understanding the impact of sexual assault, provide coping tools, support and a safe venue for processing the client’s personal healing journey. The group will be formatted as a 10-week group focused on processing and support. Some topics of the group may include: Myths of sexual assault, effects of sexual assault, physical, emotional and cognitive coping, relationships, healing, change, legacy, self-compassion, forgiveness, and hope. Members of this group will have experienced sexual trauma but will not be asked to disclose details of their trauma to the group. Members will however be asked to talk about their personal healing journey, process emotional reactions, reveal effects of the assault, as well as discuss coping strategies and obstacles to change. Members will be asked to participate in activities, learning coping skills, practicing coping or homework activities outside of group which may include creative activities, writing statements describing the effects of their trauma, cognitive behavioral exercises, mindfulness exercises, and journaling.

Start Date: February 26th

CLOSED FOR SPRING 2024

Project Self

Wednesdays (Weekly)
10:30AM-11:45AM

Project Self is a closed psychoeducational group focused on improving self-esteem through the development of self-awareness, compassion, and acceptance. This is a 7-week group. Each session builds on the session before and offers new opportunities for skills application and practice.

Start Date: February 21st

CLOSED FOR SPRING 2024

Of A Feather

Thursdays (Weekly)
3:30PM-5:00PM

This group is intended as a space for all students to share their experiences. The group will emphasize sense of belonging. Through giving and receiving support, students will cultivate social connections. The group will also attend to the process of this development, such that students can apply insight to their life outside of the group.

Start Date: February 29th

Dungeons, Dragons, & Therapy

Mondays (Weekly)
2:00PM-4:00PM

The Dungeons, Dragons, and Therapy (DDT) is a 9-week, closed therapy group. Members will play through a Dungeons and Dragons campaign designed to help them develop social skills, anxiety management, and stress management. Open to beginners and veterans alike, no prior knowledge, experience, or materials are required to join. Come join the adventure!

Start Date: February 26th

CLOSED FOR SPRING 2024