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Group Counseling

Group counseling is an excellent option for a variety of concerns that many college students encounter such as stress, anxiety, adjustment, relationship, expressing feelings, decision-making, coping skills, or identity.

Groups Offered Spring 2022

The New Beginnings group is for students seeking to change their relationship with alcohol or other drugs through a combination of education, skills development and group processing. There is no expectation for sustained abstinence; however, the skills and topics are also valuable resources for those seeking continuous sobriety.

Wednesdays at 5-6 p.m. PST via Zoom | JOIN HERE

Topics include:

  • Understanding your relationship with use
  • Dealing with urges and cravings
  • Managing social pressure
  • Healthy relationships
  • Your values and you
  • Effective thinking and problem-solving
  • Stress management

This group is open to all Vandal students.

Email or call 208-885-6716 for more information.

Learn skills to recognize, allow, investigate, and nurture difficult, painful emotional experiences with mindfulness and self-compassion.

Three-week commitment

Thursdays at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PST via Zoom

Group meeting dates: Feb 24, March 3 and 10, 2022

Email or call 208-885-6716 for more information. 

This group is a space to "learn to embrace yourself and your imperfections, giving you the resilience needed to thrive” ~ Kristin Neff, Ph.D., & Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Five-week commitment

Mondays at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PST via Zoom

Group meeting dates: March 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18, 2022

Email or call 208-885-6716 for more information.

Upcoming Group & Workshop Sessions

Considering Group?

All UI group counseling sessions are free and confidential and serve as a great place to:

  • Experience a community of social and emotional support
  • Explore your identity
  • Hear different perspectives and ideas
  • Learn coping skills
  • Gain insight
  • Feel a sense of belonging
  • And much more!

If you are interested in attending group, check out our upcoming sessions calendar to explore current group offerings. 

What is unique about Group Counseling?

Group offers a safe, confidential space for students to help each other get support, validation, normalization, diverse perspectives and adaptive skills to navigate challenging situations. Oftentimes, students feel empowered to make changes in their own lives after listening to other members in the group because they learn that they are not alone in their struggles.

Research has also shown that Group Counseling is as effective as individual counseling and, when appropriate, could be used in conjunction with individual counseling.

What do students have to say about Group Counseling?

According to group satisfaction surveys, UI students who participated in group counseling at CTC indicated that:

  • 100% were pleased with their decision to join group
  • 96% would recommend group counseling to a friend

UI students also provided feedback on their group experience as part of these surveys, saying they enjoyed:

  • “[Hearing] others’ perspectives and knowing that they struggle like I do; [learning] that I am not alone”
  • “[Getting] feedback from other people. That had a huge impact on me.”
  • “[Learning] how to help my interpersonal relationships and social patterns.”
  • “[Gaining an] understanding my inner self.”
  • “[Having] more diversity of thoughts and perspectives”

Contact Us

Mary Forney Hall Room 306

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3140
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: 208-885-6716

Fax: 208-885-4354


Web: Counseling & Testing Center


Mary Forney Hall Room 301

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3140
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: 208-885-5138

Fax: 208-885-4354


Web: Strategic Plan