Groups and Workshops | University of Portland

Groups and Workshops

The Counseling Consent & Confidentiality forms, including the Group Counseling Consent form must be completed before a student can participate in counseling groups and workshops.

Fall 2023 Group Offerings

Coping Skills Group - starts on Tues. 9/12!

This group is designed to help Pilots develop and advance their coping skillsets and promote effective behaviors for dealing with school stress, relationship difficulties, and the regulation of complex emotions through mindfulness and evidence-based coping strategies. This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Counseling Center on a drop-in basis.

Queer Support Group - starts on Mon. 9/11!

Identifying as LGBTQIA+ is difficult enough as it is--and it can be made even more so with the compounded stressors of college life. This group is a space where members of the queer community can gather to receive support and be in community with other queer folx. It meets weekly on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:15pm in the Counseling Center on a drop-in basis, and is co-facilitated by clinicians who are queer-identified.

Core Group Therapy - starts on Wed. 9/13!

The purpose of this group is to create a space for members to practice vulnerability by sharing their struggles, giving and receiving feedback, and helping each other to express emotional openness. Core group members may be struggling with a range of concerns, from depression or anxiety, difficulties with family and friendships, to questions about identity and life direction. If interested, please reach out to the Counseling Center to discuss with a therapist if this group may be right for you. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:15pm in the Counseling Center, and is open to new group members at the beginning of each semester.

Dungeons & Dragons Group - starts on Fri. 9/8!

Have you ever wanted to know what the hype is about? Are you a seasoned dungeon crawler? Whatever your experience level, we invite you to come on a fantasy adventure that also serves as an opportunity to practice communication, creativity, and adaptability while working as a part of a team. The DnD group meets weekly on Fridays from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Wellness Center in lower level Orrico Hall, and is open to new group members at the very start of the semester. Treasure awaits!