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Group Counseling Schedule

Read descriptions of Spring 2020 groups and find out who leads each group.

To join a group, schedule an Access Appointment  in MyUHS or contact Mental Health Services at 608-265-5600 (option 2).
During your consultation, let the counselor know that you’re interested in joining a group.

Process Groups

Interpersonal Process Groups
Interpersonal Process Groups are often the treatment of choice for people who experience troubled relationships, loneliness, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and low self-esteem. These groups offer a safe environment to identify and explore feelings; to give and receive support and feedback; to practice new, healthier ways of relating to others; and to feel less lonely or isolated.

10:30 a.m.–noon: Jeff Peterson, LCSW & Isaac Hooley, BA
Noon–1:30 p.m.: Sarah Kohlstedt, PhD & Kallie Kobold, PsyD
3–4:30 p.m.: Jocelyn Keiser, PsyD & Tracy Guan, BS
5–6:30 p.m.: Jeff Hird, PhD & Maha Baalbaki, MS


10:30 a.m.–noon: Jocelyn Keiser, PsyD & Morgan Sparks, BSW
2–3:30 p.m.: Ben de Boer, PsyD & Denise Calhoun, PhD
3–4:30 p.m.: Jen Moulton, PhD & Mike Balsan, MA
4–5:30 p.m.: Robyn Rauman, LPC & Haley Pierson, MS, LPC

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Rachel Bitman-Heinrichs, PhD and Anna Pederson, MS
3–4:30 p.m.: Brian Drozd, PsyD & Denise Calhoun, PhD

2–3:30 p.m.: Jeff Hird, PhD & Sam Troemel, MS
3–4:30 p.m.: Sarah Kohlstedt, PhD & Wing Ng, BS

10:30 a.m.–noon: Jeff Hird, PhD & Jocelyn Keiser, PsyD
2:30–4 p.m.: Jeff Peterson, LCSW & Kathy Wierzchowski, PhD

Student Success Workshops

This series of single-session workshops will focus on providing participants with information and strategies to confront common challenges and enhance academic success. Come to any or all sessions. Group Leaders: Najeeha Khan, BS; Morgan BSW; Wing Ng, BS; Cynthia Smith, BA; Amanda Lo, BS; Tracy Guan, BA; and Anna Pederson, MS.

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Mindfulness Sampler

Practice the skills of mindfulness in this four-week workshop series. Increase self-understanding, present moment awareness, and strengthen your capacity to address stressful daily challenges toward a more vital and valued life. Come to any or all of the sessions that repeat through the semester. Groups led by Tamar Kelson, PhD; Egg Guo, MS; and Stefanie Denu, PsyD.

Session 1: Mindfulness of Thoughts
Learn to notice thoughts without getting hooked by distressing worry or self-defeating patterns.
Tuesdays, 1:30–3 p.m., 12/4, 3/3

Session 2: Mindfulness of Behavior
Increase ability to act intentionally, which can improve motivation, concentration, and reaching goals in activities of daily living.
Tuesdays, 1:30–3 p.m., 2/11, 3/24

Session 3: Mindfulness of Emotions
Apply mindfulness to cultivate more positive and balanced feelings regarding yourself and the world around you.
Tuesdays, 1:30–3 p.m., 2/18, 3/31

Session 4: Mindfulness of Body
Focus on the mind/body connection, increasing body awareness to help manage stress and pain as well as improve overall self-care.
Tuesdays, 1:30–3 p.m., 2/25, 4/7

Session 5: Mindfulness for End of the Semester Stress
Learn and practice relevant mindfulness based strategies for coping with end of semester stress and develop a plan with specific next steps for navigating end of semester stress.
Tuesday, 1:30-3 p.m., 4/14
Fridays, 1:30-3 p.m., 4/17, 4/24