SUMMER 2008 GROUP OFFERINGS

FROM UF STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

*All groups are confidential*

 

Tuesdays

 

Making Peace with Food                                                                                                             

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This group is for women who would like to look at their relationship with food and body image. 

Contact:  Dr. Roberta Seldman @ 392-1171

 

Social Anxiety                                                                                                                   

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Starts Week 3 of Summer A

This is a four week series of workshops for students struggling with shyness and social anxiety.  We will cover:  What is social anxiety?  How do YOU experience your social anxiety? Setting up a personalized plan for addressing your social anxiety.  Personalized homework to address your particular social anxiety.  

Contact:  Dr. Ann Jaronski @ 392-1171

 

Wednesdays

 

Play Away!....your stress and anxiety.                                                                   

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Come and learn to use some biofeedback games and tools as a way to decrease your anxiety.  This is a drop-in group for anyone who wants to see what biofeedback is about.  It will NOT meet on June 4th, June 11th, June 25th, or July 2nd.

Contact:  Dr. Barbara Welsch or Ms. Brittany Brucato @ 392-1171

 

Graduate Women's Empowerment Group                                                          

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Summer A only

This group will provide a safe environment for female graduate or professional students to explore diverse issues such as relationships, academic struggles, career concerns and personal growth and development.

Contact:  Dr. Lynne Goldman @ 392-1171.

 

Sister-Sister                                                                                                                                       

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

A weekly support and psychoeducational group for women of African, Caribbean, Latin, Native American or Asian descent and  International sisters.  The group may focus on issues included but not limited to topics such as adjustment to college life and academics,  relationships, family, sexual assault/abuse, substance related problems, self-esteem/image, and oppression and discrimination concerns.  The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere where women can improve their quality of life. The group is open to both undergraduate and graduate women.

Contact:  Dr. Norma Charles @ 392-1171

 

Thursdays

 

Making Peace with Food II                                                                                                          

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Summer B only.

This group is for women who would like to look at their relationship with food and body image using perspectives taken from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Coherence Therapy.  Pre-screening by Dr. Welsch is required.

Contact: Dr. Barbara Welsch or Ms. Brittany Brucato @ 392-1171

 

Grief Support                                                                                                                   

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult and challenging life experiences.  The purpose of this group is to provide emotional support for those in mourning, a safe place to discuss thoughts and feelings, and provide skills for coping with the stress and pain of living without your loved one(s) during the grief process.  You are not alone here!

Contact:  Dr. Norma Charles @ 392-1171

 

ACT now on your stress and anxiety!                                                                     

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

This group will use the principals of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy combined with movement to help participants cope with feelings of stress and anxiety.  The sessions are open to newcomers and drop-ins with no pre-screening necessary. Weekly attendance is important if you want to be successful.  

Contact: Dr. Barbara Welsch or Dr. Ann Jaronski @ 392-1171

 

Fridays

 

Self-healing with Traditional Chinese Medicine                                                 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Qigong (Chi Kung) has been shown to be a very effective self-healing practice.  This group will focus on the self-treatment of 3 types of concerns: stress-related/exacerbated medical issues, weight concerns and chronic pain.  The practices will be tailored to individual needs.  The sessions are open to newcomers and drop-ins with no pre-screening necessary.  Home practice is a must. This group is also open to faculty and staff through the EAP.

Contact: Dr. Barbara Welsch @ 392-1171