Groups and Workshops
Groups and workshops are frequently the most beneficial support options for college student growth.
All groups and workshops are being facilitated virtually through Zoom at this time. All groups and workshops are available to eligible UND students in the United States.
Upcoming Groups and Workshops
Fall 2020 Offerings
This experiential workshop includes instruction in a variety of mindfulness practices and conversation about how mindfulness can help you engage with the present moment and act with purpose. Learn how you can begin to apply mindfulness to your life and manage your body’s response to stress.
Tuesdays at 3 p.m. beginning September 1, 2020
ZOOM ID: 913 5899 0083
A safe space for black students to connect, share, and explore personal and global experiences together.
Wednesdays at 1 p.m. beginning September 2, 2020.
ZOOM ID: 910 4961 6189
A weekly discussion group for LGBTQIA students to connect, share, and explore personal experiences. A partner program with the University Counseling Center and Student Diversity & Inclusion. Contact Jeff Gibson at the Pride Center for more information.
Wednesdays at 4 p.m. beginning September 2, 2020.
ZOOM ID: 941 8518 1964
A facilitated conversation focused on the intersection of daily stressors, current events and mental and emotional health. Conversations may include sharing challenging experiences, personal strategies for managing stress, inspiration to keep moving, developing coping skills and understanding how current events impact our individual and collective well-being.
Thursdays at 1 p.m. beginning September 3, 2020.
ZOOM ID: 933 0496 4835
Focus on establishing sober support to gain abstinence from substance use. Provide a safe place for group members to share their struggles with abstinence in a college environment. Group members can enhance their ability to create connections to assist in gaining positive supports in their lives.
Thursdays at 2 p.m. beginning September 3, 2020.
ZOOM ID: 971 5244 2663
Practice simple techniques that you can apply to help manage stress and anxiety. Join any or all of these 30-minute virtual workshops.
Fridays from 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. beginning September 25, 2020.
ZOOM ID: 978 9704 3438
September 25: Engaging the Parasympathetic Nervous System, Part 1
October 2: Tapping for Release (Emotional Freedom Technique)
October 9: Releasing Pressure
October 16: Engaging the Parasympathetic Nervous System, Part 2
October 23: Acceptance as a Part of Stress Management
October 30: Managing Automatic Negative Thoughts
November 6: What to do with Worry
November 13: Self-Care (Moving Beyond Netflix)
November 20: Checking in with Yourself
December 4: Putting it All Together to Prepare for Finals
Questions About Group Counseling
As you prepare to join a group, you may have a number of questions. We hope the following will answer some of those questions.
No. Groups are open to any UND student who is enrolled in the current semester, regardless of if you are participating in other services at UCC.
At this time, all of our groups and workshops will be offered online and hosted in Zoom Health through UND. UCC is currently offering the following non-treatment virtual group and workshop services:
- Support-Based Facilitated Discussion Groups
- Skill-Building Workshops
Non-Treatment Group and Workshop Disclaimer
Please know this support group or workshop is not intended to be therapy. Keep in mind we are licensed professionals and there are some instances, such as: clear and imminent danger to someone’s life, medical emergencies, and/or instances of apparent abuse to a member of a vulnerable population, where we are considered to be mandated reporters and may be required to take action. Group participants cannot be responsible for other participant’s statements, or information shared, and cannot guarantee confidentiality. We ask that you not discuss any information that pertains to what a participant has shared outside of the context of this meeting, but want to acknowledge that if this does occur we are not responsible for any information that another participant shares or chooses to not keep confidential to the group discussion. If you are interested in therapeutic services moving forward, please speak to one of the group leaders afterward or make an appointment with the UCC.
The University Counseling Center is now offering groups and workshops virtually through Zoom Health services, rather than in person, due to social distancing guidelines.
Virtual Group Guidelines
To participate in our virtual group and workshop services, we ask that students adhere to the following guidelines:
- Students must use a secure (non-public) internet connection.
- Students should log-in to the group through UND.ZOOM.US to verify they are an authorized UND user then join by the link provided on our website.
- Students are NOT permitted to record meetings.
- Students must use a quiet and private room with no interruptions or distractions from people or other devices. Headphones are strongly encouraged.
- Students understand confidentiality cannot be guaranteed and students are encouraged to maintain the privacy of other members.
- Students must make every effort to arrive on time to the meeting and understand that meetings are locked to additional participants joining after the first ten minutes.
- Students who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or homicide are encouraged to contact UCC at 701.777.2127 for a confidential individual session with a mental health therapist as these groups and workshops are not meant to be utilized as a substitute for mental health treatment. If it is after our business hours, students can contact a crisis line such as First Link (701.235.7335 or 1.800.273.8255) or 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.
You can also easily make changes to your Zoom profile, such as your display name.
Your involvement in the groups would vary based on what type of group or workshop you are in. Our offerings at this time fall in the non-treatment category, meaning that they are not intended to be used as a substitute for mental health treatment.
Our current group options fall under two categories
Support-Based Facilitated Discussion Groups
Coping Today, Black Voices, and Qmmunity are current options included in this category. These groups are led by trained mental health professionals who will be guiding the dialog among the group attendees. In the Zoom meeting, participants will be asked to have their webcams and microphones enabled.
Skill Building Workshops
Mindfulness Now and Managing Stress are current options included in this category. Our workshops are designed for you to practice and experience coping strategies and techniques that can have a positive effect on your wellbeing. Participants may be invited by facilitators to enable their webcams and/or microphones in these Zoom meetings and facilitators will provide more information about these potential options at the time of the meeting.
Please call us at 701.777.2127 for any questions related to groups programming.