Groups and Workshops

Counseling Informed Consent & Confidentiality forms, including the Group Counseling Consent form must be completed before a student can participate in counseling groups and workshops. To access the Counseling Informed Consent & Confidentiality form, login to your secure patient portal and click on "Medical Clearances." The consent form is titled "For Counseling Patients Only."

Fall 2022 Group Offerings

Coping Skills Group

Dr. Clay Hartmann (he/him) and Zachary Kramer, MA (he/him) are pleased to host a Coping Skills Group that focuses on coping with intense emotions, interpersonal skills, and mindfulness. This group is intended to be a safe(er) space for individuals to explore both intra- and interpersonal skills while receiving valuable feedback from other group members.

The group is free and open to all active UP students! Pre-signup is not necessary to attend.

Coping Skills Group meets on the last Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm in the Wellness Center Lounge (Orrico Hall lower level). Bring your student ID to badge into the building.

Queer Support Group

Starting the week of 11/14/22!

The Queer Support Group is hosted by Dr. Wei Motulsky (they/them) and Caroline Williams, MA (she/they). This group is dedicated to creating a space for queer (i.e., LGBTQIA2S+) individuals to gather, discuss the experience of holding a marginalized identity, and support one another in this process.

This group is free and open to all active UP students who identify as queer. Pre-signup is not necessary to attend.

The Queer Support Group meets every Tuesday from 4:00-5:15pm pm in the Student Health Center (Orrico Hall upper level). Bring your student ID to badge into the building and check-in at the front desk.

Interpersonal Trauma Support Group

Starting the week of 11/14/22!

The Interpersonal Trauma Support Group is hosted by Dr. Clay Hartmann (he/him) and Tupelo Witte, MA (she/her). This group is a weekly space for students to begin to cope with and process the impact of interpersonal traumatic experiences. Group members will offer each other support, solidarity, and shared vulnerability, as they support one another and work in developing their own trauma narratives. Participants who are new to discussing trauma are also encouraged to make individual appointments with counseling clinicians to support them on their journey.

This group is free and open to all active UP students. Pre-signup is not necessary to attend.

IPT Support Group meets every Tuesday from 3:00-4:15pm in the Student Health Center (Orrico Hall upper level). Bring your student ID to badge into the building and check-in at the front desk.

Core Process Group

Starting the week of 11/14/22!

Drs. Clay Hartmann (he/his) and Wei Motulsky (they/them) hold a weekly Core Process Group (“Core”). Core will facilitate the opportunity for students to share their struggles, be supported, benefit from multiple perspectives, and ask for and receive feedback.

This group is free and open to all active UP students. Pre-signup is necessary to attend. Call the Health Center at 503-943-7134 to sign up. Registration will close for the semester once the group reaches eight members. 

Core meets every Wednesday from 3:15-4:45 pm in the Student Health Center (Orrico Hall upper level). Bring your student ID to badge into the building and check-in at the front desk.


For questions regarding counseling groups and workshops, please call the Health Center at 503.943.7134, or send an email to hcc@up.edu