Support Groups, Therapy Groups, Workshops

The Group Scoop: Fall 2015

For more information about any of the following groups, please call 402-472-7450 or email:

* “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

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

Thursdays, 2:00-3:30pm

Starting Thursday, Sept. 24

Graduate USO Group

Mondays, 10:30-12:00pm

Starting Monday, Sept. 14

Graduate Women's Group

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00pm

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 26

The Man Cave

Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am

Starting Wednesday, Sept 30

This is a group for undergraduate men who are interested in learning more effective ways of managing emotional experiences and communicating with others in their lives. Often men find it hard to talk about the ways they feel, which may create isolation and distance from others in their lives. This group will help you learn more about yourself by exploring limitations imposed by the cultural traditions of the “traditional, masculine male,” identifying your role as a man in our society, and defining the self you want to be. Pre-group meetings will be conducted.

Trauma Recovery Group

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30pm

Starting Wednesday, Sept 30

Dealing with the aftermath of violence and trauma can be confusing and difficult to do alone. This safe and affirming group is designed to help students gain coping skills, receive support, and work on personal recovery goals. Individual pre-group meetings will be conducted with the leaders to discuss how your goals may be met by the group and to mutually assess fit.

ACT on Life

Tuesdays, Sept 22 – Dec 1


“Closed” Group

$10 group fee per session, $15 fee for required book

For more information, call: 402-472-7450

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.

All support groups are "open" groups.

Alcohol/Drug Harm Reduction Group

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

Starting Wednesday, Aug 26

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

International Student Support Group

Mondays, 3:00-4:30pm

Starting Monday, Sept 28

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 Thursday, Aug 27

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, 4:00-5:00 pm

Starting Tuesday, Sept 8

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

Mindful Stress Management

Group #1: Thursdays, Sep 10, 17, 24, and Oct 1, 8


Registration Closed

Group #2: Thursdays, Oct 15, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19


Registration Closed

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 Friday, Sept 4

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

Workshops may be "open" or "closed."

Diversity 101

Wednesday, Sept 23


“Closed” Group - Registration Closed

By Request - 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.

Fit in at UNL: A Cultural Adjustment Workshop for Chinese Students at UNL

Wednesdays, Sept 9 – Oct 14


“Open” Group

This is a drop-in workshop built to supply new and current students at UNL with a venue to name and discuss some of the cultural adjustment issues through which they are transitioning. This workshop is designed to give students the basic vocabulary of cultural discussion and provide a place for reflection as students become more adept at adjusting their cultural expectations with the reality of their lives at UNL.

Grief and Loss Recovery Workshop

Thursdays, October 8 – 29

3:00 – 4:30pm

“Closed” Group - Registration Closed

The goal of this workshop is to help students establish recovery from grief and loss. Often students do not have a safe place to talk about such issues. This confidential setting will allow students to talk out loud about their concerns and learn about the grieving process. Many believe the myths of grieving that it is a short, easily maneuvered process. Our focus will be to increase a student’s ability to manage stressors related to loss, to express emotions regarding relationships and to maintain academic/work responsibilities. Pre-group phone consultation (~15 minutes) will be conducted.

How to Survive ADHD in College

Fridays, October 2 - 30


“Closed” Group - Registration is Now Closed

This is an interactive workshop for UNL students who have, or think they may have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or other attention-related difficulties. Topic discussed will provide students with a better idea of what ADHD is and how it affects learning. Students will learn a wide variety of behavioral strategies to better manage attention-related concerns while progressing through their college career.

Yoga Group

Thursdays, 12:45-1:45pm

Starting Thursday, Sept 3

“Open” Group

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.

For UNL students only with a referral from a mental health or medical provider.

Yoga mats are provided.