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Group Counseling

Overview

All group counseling is by referral of a counselor within our office; therefore, a student must first schedule an individual appointment with a counselor before they may attend any of the group sessions offered at the Counseling Center.  To schedule an individual appointment with a counselor, please call (208) 496-9370.

Group counseling is a form of counseling that has been found very effective for many problems that students face.  For a number of situations, researchers have found that group is the treatment of choice.  In a group, individuals with similar concerns are able to offer each other tremendous support and understanding, as well as solutions on how to skillfully cope with or resolve problems.  Group participants often comment on the significant benefit they have gained from group work.  Groups are led by one or two trained counselors, are held weekly, and last either 60 or 90 minutes, depending on the type of group.  Typically, five to eight individuals will make up a group.

 

Joining a Group

All group counseling is by referral of a counselor within our office; therefore, a student must first schedule an individual appointment with a counselor before they may attend any of the group sessions offered at the Counseling Center.  Together, you and your assigned therapist will determine which group will best meet your needs.  If you are a returning group member you may contact your previous group facilitator through email or by calling our office at (208) 496-9370.  Groups are open to all matriculated students, full-time, part-time and off-track.  They are free of charge and last through the end of the current semester.

 

  • To see if group counseling is the right form of treatment for you, complete this Personal Checklist.
  • To read answers to frequently asked questions about group counseling see our Group FAQS.

 

Many thanks to the University of Utah Counseling Center for permission to use and adapt their group information website.