Support Groups, Therapy Groups, Workshops

The Group Scoop

For more information about any of the following groups, please call 402-472-7450 or email: thoffman@unl.edu


* “Closed” Groups: Students are encouraged to start at the beginning and persist with each meeting date throughout the course of the group/workshop

* “Open” Groups: Students may enter or “drop-in” at any time throughout the semester

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All therapy groups are "closed" groups.

Therapy groups provide an opportunity to work through a variety of concerns within a person’s life while receiving support, gaining insight, learning and practicing new behaviors, and increasing self-esteem. In group therapy, you have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your self-awareness and focus energy into aspects of your life you wish to change
  • Try out new behaviors and experiment with new ideas
  • Express feelings you are hesitant to express and assert yourself in new ways
  • Learn from other group members (and group facilitators) by get feedback and finding out how others perceive you

Understanding Self and Others (USO) Groups

Pre-group meetings will be conducted.

Undergraduate Students
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm
Starting Feb. 3rd

Fridays, 2:00-3:30pm
Starting Feb. 5th

Graduate Students
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30pm
Starting Jan. 26th

Graduate Women's Group
Fridays, 10:30-12:00pm
Starting Jan. 29th

Eating Disorder Recovery Group

Thursdays, 4:00-5:20pm
Starting TBD

The Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group is designed to be a weekly process group that provides members with a safe environment where they are able to share and receive support around their experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to their recovery and their treatment goals. Further, this group is a place to identify and explore feelings; give and receive support/feedback from one’s peers; practice new or grow more effective/healthier communication tools, problem solving skills, and ways of relating to others; as well as to share challenges, successes, insights, and new experiences as they emerge.

Members have shared support groups assist them with:

  • Decreasing feelings of isolation, loneliness, and shame.
  • Facilitating connections with others who understand the struggles of disordered eating.
  • Improving self-awareness, increase motivation for change, and provide an additional source of accountability.
  • Providing a safe place to develop and practice effective relationship and communication skills.

UNL students who are at any stage of the recovery process are eligible to join the group, however prior experience with therapy can be a helpful foundation prior to joining a support group. Individual pre-group meetings will be conducted.

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All support groups are "open" groups.

Alcohol/Drug Harm Reduction Group

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Starting Jan. 13th

A support group for students seeking to make healthier choices about their drug and/or alcohol use.

International Student Support Group

Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm
Starting Feb. 22nd

This group provides an opportunity to hear how other international students experience life in the U.S., gain knowledge of living in a new country, and offer a chance to practice your English in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Latina Discussion and Support Group

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm
Starting Jan. 14th

A discussion and support group intended to address issues faced by Latina women across campus. Goals of the group are to support and empower one another, discuss and reflect on issues important to Latina women, listen and understand, mentor and guide. Bring your lunch!

LGBTQ at the U Group

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Starting Jan. 12th

This is a confidential and safe group to support students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or may be questioning their sexual orientation.

Anxiety & Stress Management

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm
Jan. 26th to April 26th

Registration Required - Register Now

This workshop will help you manage stress by understanding relations between body and emotions. You will learn to connect your emotions in the present moment with your breathing, your mind, and your body, to experience relaxation, self-awareness, and help balance multiple life roles and responsibilities.

Sister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color

Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm
Starting Jan. 15th

A support and discussion group intended to address issues faced by women of color at a predominately white institution.

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Workshops may be "open" or "closed."

ACT on Life

Tuesdays, 10:30-12:00pm
Starting Feb. 2nd

“Closed” Group

Pre-Group Meeting Required

ACT on Life is a weekly workshop devoted to helping students encounter depression and anxiety differently and pursue a full and meaningful life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life. Pre-group meetings will be conducted.

Diversity 101

By Request Only - Request Workshop Now

An interactive workshop to learn more about UNL, explore your own identity, and understand one another. Open to student groups, floors, and classrooms. Can be tailored to meet your group’s needs.

Yoga Group

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm
Starting Jan. 21st

“Open” Group

Registration Required. Must have a referral from mental health or medical practitioner. To register, call Cathy or CAPS (472-7450) or have your provider schedule.

The cost is $10 pp/session.

For any body, a gentle and body kind yoga practice. Utilizing breath, movement and awareness to create a positive mind and body relationship on and off the mat in a low-pressure, judgment-free space. Come as you are, honor where you are today and leave feeling refreshed and focused.Yoga mats are provided.

Eating Disorders Recovery Skills Workshop

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:50pm
Starting TBD

“Closed” Group

This workshop is designed as an 8-week skill-building group to introduce participants to different concepts and tools that can assist with building lasting recovery. Participants are first introduced to the maintaining factors of an eating disorder and identify how these factors are functioning in their lives; participants are then introduced to recovery skills that can promote health and well-being. The group will additionally attend to building skills with tolerating stress, regulating one's emotions, and building healthy relationships with one’s self and others – areas that tend to be compromised when enveloped with an eating disorder. UNL students who are at any stage of their recovery process are eligible to attend the workshop. Individual pre-group meetings will be conducted.