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 current groups and workshops are available to eligible UND students.
Upcoming Groups and Workshops
Spring 2021 Offerings
Drop-in to the virtual Mindfulness Practices Now workshop offered by the University Counseling Center. This experiential workshop includes instruction in 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.
Meeting ID: 985 1392 8469
A safe space for students of color to connect, share, and explore personal and global experiences together.
Wednesdays at 1 p.m. beginning 1/27
Zoom ID: 942 7962 7142
This group will not meet on 3/24/21.
A facilitated conversation on the last Tuesday of each month at 5pm to support RA's managing the unique challenges of their role during an extra challenging year. Unique topics for each session alongside practical tools to help manage stressors and build resilience.
1/26 Resiliency Tools
2/23 Balancing Self-care and Caring for Others
3/30 Burn Out Prevention
4/27 Stress Management
Zoom ID: 924 7866 5734
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 3 pm beginning 1/28
Meeting ID: 971 5244 2663
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.