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Seminars & Group Therapy

Group Information

The UD Counseling Center offers a variety of groups to address the diverse concerns of students. Research shows that group counseling is an effective mode of treatment for a variety of concerns, and offers unique therapeutic benefits compared to individual counseling. Flyers have always lived in community, this is an opportunity to heal in community. 

If you are interested, about groups, or call 937-229-3141 or email for more information.

Rapid Access Groups

These groups are designed to allow students quick and easy access to services. Students are free to attend a single time or attend consistently. 

COVID Support Group: This group will serve as a resource and support students currently diagnosed with COVID or in quarantine and awaiting clearance. The focus will be on support and maintaining wellbeing.  To sign up, email Jessica Hinders at . Starting Jan. 26, 2021, via Zoom 8–9 p.m. 

Living with Loss:  If you have experienced the death of someone close to you, it can affect all areas of your life. Whether your loss was recent or a while ago, being with others who understand can be very helpful. This group will provide support as well as strategies for increased effective coping offered by campus ministry is facilitated by Katie Mathews of Campus Ministry and Erin Shiner of the UD Counseling Center. Join us at any time! This group will meet on Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm, beginning February 4 via Zoom.  

Click HERE to sign up and Campus Ministry will email you to confirm your registration and send a Zoom link. 

If you have questions, you can email Katie Mathews at or Erin Shiner at

Ongoing Skills and Process Groups

These groups are ongoing and focus on diving deeper into a student's relationship with themselves, others, and more long standing symptoms. 

Anxiety management: Anxiety is a significant concern for many college students. This group will offer specific strategies for increasing effective coping and an opportunity to receive support from peers who share this struggle. Drop-in at any time—starting Feb. 2, 2021, via Zoom 12–1 p.m.

Social Skills Support Group (ASD): College can come with new stress and pressures. Struggling to connect and find support may be one of those. If you are someone diagnosed with autism or have difficulty with social or communication skills, this weekly support group may be helpful for you. This group will focus on providing support, problem-solving, building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, and being successful in college. All academic years, all majors welcome! Starting Jan. 22, 2021, via Zoom 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Survivor's Support Group: This group will focus on support and learning effective coping skills to help recover from the trauma of sexual violence. The group is open to any woman who had experienced sexual assault regardless of where or when the trauma occurred. Starting Feb. 3, 2021, via Zoom 5–6 p.m.

Understanding Self and Others:  USO is a group for individuals who worry about their relationships and struggle to form or maintain relationships and connections with others. Group members will have the opportunity to receive feedback from others about their interpersonal behaviors and will be able to provide feedback to others. The group is an opportunity to learn and practice new ways of relating, give and receive support from peers, and develop more confidence and skill in relating to others. Social situations and groups can be intimidating, but participating in this group can help alleviate that anxiety. Members will have the opportunity to meet with the group facilitators before starting the group to explore if the group will meet their needs. Starting Feb. 4 2021 via Zoom 1–2:30 p.m. 

Thrive (Maintenance Group): Have you been in treatment and are doing well but want to stay connected? Thrive is a group for students that want some refresher skills and support. Talk with your therapist or group leader for more information! Starting Jan. 27, 2021, via Zoom 1–2 p.m.

Responsive Groups

These groups and seminars have been developed based on mental health trends the UD Counseling Center is seeing on campus. They are most often focused on strategies to improve wellness in a particular area of concern. 

Anxiety and Depression Toolbox Seminar: This group comprises three one-hour meetings designed to provide education and strategies for increased effective coping of stress, anxiety, and mood. Participants will learn about the symptoms and impact of anxiety and depression and various skills and tools to manage the emotional, behavioral, physiological, and cognitive impact of anxiety and depression. This group is an excellent opportunity for individuals trying to better understand their anxiety or depression experience or who need a refresher on how to cope with such difficulties. Starting Feb. 3, 2021, via Zoom 3–4 p.m. , Feb. 4, 2021, via Zoom 9–10 a.m. , Feb. 5, 2021, via Zoom 11 a.m. – noon

Coping with College: Is college more difficult than you thought it would be? Are you feeling anxious or struggling to find friends? This group will focus on providing weekly support and strategies to make the best of your college experience. All academic years, all majors welcome! Starting Jan. 22, 2021, via Zoom 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: Do you feel that you are overly self-critical? Do you tend to view problems as catastrophes? Are you able to treat yourself with kindness when you experience a setback? This seminar will provide a weekly supportive space for you to learn how to treat both your mind and body with the kindness you deserve—starting Jan. 25, 2021, via Zoom 3– 4 p.m.


Counseling Center

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0910