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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.

Group Offered Spring 2021

Learn skills to slow down & be in the moment. 

Drop-in group

Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Feb. 2, 2021

Email trishan@uidaho.edu for a Zoom link

Get support and learn skills to break the cycles of behaviors that interfere with successful academic functioning, healthy relationships and life.

Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Feb. 4, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for a Zoom link

Learn skills to identify and manage signs of anxiety more effectively.

Three-week commitment, same topics for all sections

Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. via Zoom

  • Section 1: Feb. 4 - Feb. 18, 2021
  • Section 2: March 3 - March 18, 2021
  • Section 3: April 1 - April 15, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for a Zoom link

Learn skills to manage intense emotional distress, relational challenges, and ineffective, harmful coping strategies.

10-week group | New students welcome at any time

Fridays at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Feb. 5, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for a Zoom link

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

Three-week commitment, different topics for each section

Mondays at 3:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. via Zoom

  • Section 1: Feb. 22 - March 8, 2021
  • Section 2: March 29 - April 12, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for a Zoom link

“Learning to embrace yourself and your imperfections gives you the resilience needed to thrive.” - Kristin Neff, Ph.D. & Christopher Germer, Ph.D. 

This group could be beneficial for students who are interested in learning to be “good friends” to themselves. It is also meant to help students strengthen their emotional resources, skills, and capacities to navigate life's challenges. 

Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: April 13, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for a Zoom link

Upcoming 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

Email: ctc@uidaho.edu

Web: Counseling & Testing Center

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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

Email: ctctest@uidaho.edu

Web: Strategic Plan

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