Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the office will be closed to in-person groups and scheduling.  If you are interested in joining a group at the Counseling Center, please email uahcc@uah.edu so we may send you the secure ZOOM meeting link. Please include your name, DOB, A#, phone number and indicate which group(s) you are interested in joining in the subject line. A link to our client portal will be emailed to you where you will complete the "UAH Group Sign-In" and "UAH Group Intake" forms. In your group appointment reminders, there will be a link to complete the "UAH Group Sign-In" form, this must be completed prior to attending each session.  We recommend that you sign on to the group link at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled meeting time.  For any technical issues, please call the office or email us immediately. 

For more information regarding groups sessions during COVID-19 restrictions, please click here or FAQ.



Each semester we offer a variety of group therapy sessions. Additionally, we offer informal outreach group sessions that will be posted on the UAH CC calendar.   In these group sessions, participants explore:

  • How to change their thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors to feel better about themselves and cope more effectively with life.
  • How to better understand themselves and how they relate to others, as well as
  • Developing skills for dealing with specific problems.

What to expect in your pre-group meeting with counselors:

It is important to meet with the group leaders prior to starting any counseling group. It is equally important that you are placed in a group that is suitable for you and your needs. In this meeting the leaders will discuss what to expect from group therapy in more detail and answer any questions that you might have.

What to expect from group counseling:

Group counseling can provide a supportive and challenging environment where members can discuss their concerns with peers and professionals. Over time, students begin to care about and trust one another in the group environment. Under the facilitation of the group counselors, the group is able to give support, offer alternatives, or gently confront the person in such a way that the group member gains 1.) a new understanding of the issues that brought them to counseling; and 2.) a new experience in relationship with other group members. This allows members to find the assurance and confidence it takes to try new things outside the group environment.

 

Fall 2020 Groups

Coping Skills for Emotional Management Workshop

Psychoeducational workshop focused on developing Coping Skills for Emotional Management in a free 10 week group where students can learn practical exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal relationship skills, emotional regulation and distress tolerance.  We will be following a curriculum and a free electronic workbook (pdf) will be provided for each group member.  We will review one chapter per week and homework will be assigned to help group members learn how to effectively utilize the coping skills we will be learning each week.   Group members will be asked to commit to 10 weekly group sessions on Wednesdays, from September 16 through November 18 from 2:30 until 4:00 pm.  Space is limited.  Please call the UAH Counseling Center at (256) 824-6203 to reserve your spot today!

Trans+

An interpersonal support group for individuals that identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid, genderqueer, nonbinary, or other gender noncomforming identity. This is a closed, confidential group. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Counseling Center.

The Black Experience

Being a black college student can be complex and may create unique experiences relating to vulnerability, identity formation, relationships and values. This group will provide a safe and respectful environment for the black male and female students of UAH to engage in meaningful conversations.

 

Interested in joining a group but not sure which one is the right one for you?  Take this short survey to find out:

Group Survey 

 

See the Group Schedule

 

Please check the event calendar for updated group times or changes.


Group Therapy Rooms

 

Group Area

The group area is a warm, comfortable, and inviting space for clients. The UAH CC Staff strive to offer a supportive and healing sanctuary for those responding to the call of personal growth. Group counseling provides students with the opportunity to connect with others in a safe, confidential and supportive space. Groups allow students to share their experiences with others who can understand and relate to their concerns, connect across differences, learn new perspectives, and experiment with new ideas, behaviors, and ways of being or interacting.

 

 

The Studio

The Studio is a great space to explore your creative side. We offer open studio times and counselor-lead art therapy sessions during the semester. You don't need to be a skilled artist to experience the benefits of being creative. Use this space to explore your emotions and experiences through the activities in the room. Being creative reduces stress, improves problem-solving abilities, and helps you gain insight. 

 

 

Wellness Space

The Wellness Space is a tranquil environment where UAH students, faculty, and staff can participate in a variety of self-guided relaxation, stress management, and performance-enhancing activities. Relaxation is an important part of taking good care of yourself. Whether you want to learn relaxation techniques or use the massage chair, the wellness space is a great place to unwind.

 

 

Seminar Room

The UAH Counseling Center's Seminar room is a multi-purpose space that can be used to host to meetings, workshops, group therapy, discussions, lectures, and reflection activities. The staff utilize this area for training that is offered to staff, faculty, and students throughout the year. In addition, some of the groups offered during the semester utilize this space. It is a warm, but functional space that can enhance the training experience.

 

 


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