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Group Counseling

Group counseling is an excellent option for a variety of concerns that many college students encounter such as stress, anxiety, adjustment, relationship, expressing feelings, decision-making, coping skills, or identity.

Group Offered Fall 2021

This group is a space for support, understanding, validation, normalization, & guidance while navigating grief. It provides psychoeducation about different ways that loss and grief manifest and impact people.

New students welcome at any time.

Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Sept. 23, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for a Zoom link.

Learn skills to manage intense emotions, increase mindfulness, work through painful experiences, and improve interpersonal effectiveness.

Nine-week group | New students welcome at any time

Fridays at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Sept. 24, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for a Zoom link

Learn skills to identify and manage signs of anxiety more effectively.

Three-week commitment, same topics for all sections

Wednesdays at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. via Zoom

  • Section 1: Sept. 22 - Oct. 6, 2021
  • Section 2: Nov. 3 - Nov. 17, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for more information.

Learn skills to identify and manage signs of depression more effectively.

Three-week commitment, same topics for all sections.

Wednesdays at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. via Zoom

  • Section 1: Oct. 13 - Oct. 27, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for more information. 

Learn skills to recognize, allow, investigate, and nurture difficult, painful emotional experiences with mindfulness and self-compassion.

Three-week commitment, different topics for each section

Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Nov. 4, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for more information. 

This group is only open to those with self-referrals or referrals by CTC's clinicians.

This group is a space to explore relational patterns, seek out and provide support to other graduate students, and offer and receive interpersonal feedback.

Open to 10 members | On-going, year-round group. 

Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Sept. 29, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for more information. 

This group is only open to those with self-referrals or referrals by CTC's clinicians. Pre-group screenings are required for all referrals.

This group is a space for making connections, discussing challenges faced by first-generation college students, sharing similar experiences, and processing feelings navigating the university setting.

Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Oct. 5, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for more information. 

This group is only open to those with self-referrals or referrals by CTC's clinicians. Pre-group screenings and brief intakes for self-referred students are required.

Learn skills to deal with emotions effectively, regulate bodily distress, reduce harmful behavior choices, increase flexible and value-based thinking, enhance goal-setting success, and improve self-respect.

Eight-week commitment

Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Sept. 29, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for more information.

This group is only open to those with self-referrals or referrals by CTC's clinicians. Pre-group screenings are required for all referrals.

This group is a space to "learn to embrace yourself and your imperfections, giving you the resilience needed to thrive” ~ Kristin Neff, Ph.D., & Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Five-week commitment

Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Start date: Oct. 19, 2021

Email ctc@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6716 for more information.

This group is only open to those with self-referrals or referrals by CTC's clinicians. Pre-group screenings are required for all referrals.

Upcoming Sessions

Considering Group?

All UI group counseling sessions are free and confidential and serve as a great place to:

  • Experience a community of social and emotional support
  • Explore your identity
  • Hear different perspectives and ideas
  • Learn coping skills
  • Gain insight
  • Feel a sense of belonging
  • And much more!

If you are interested in attending group, check out our upcoming sessions calendar to explore current group offerings. 

What is unique about Group Counseling?

Group offers a safe, confidential space for students to help each other get support, validation, normalization, diverse perspectives and adaptive skills to navigate challenging situations. Oftentimes, students feel empowered to make changes in their own lives after listening to other members in the group because they learn that they are not alone in their struggles.

Research has also shown that Group Counseling is as effective as individual counseling and, when appropriate, could be used in conjunction with individual counseling.

What do students have to say about Group Counseling?

According to group satisfaction surveys, UI students who participated in group counseling at CTC indicated that:

  • 100% were pleased with their decision to join group
  • 96% would recommend group counseling to a friend

UI students also provided feedback on their group experience as part of these surveys, saying they enjoyed:

  • “[Hearing] others’ perspectives and knowing that they struggle like I do; [learning] that I am not alone”
  • “[Getting] feedback from other people. That had a huge impact on me.”
  • “[Learning] how to help my interpersonal relationships and social patterns.”
  • “[Gaining an] understanding my inner self.”
  • “[Having] more diversity of thoughts and perspectives”

Contact Us

Mary Forney Hall Room 306

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3140
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: 208-885-6716

Fax: 208-885-4354

Email: ctc@uidaho.edu

Web: Counseling & Testing Center

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Mary Forney Hall Room 301

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3140
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: 208-885-5138

Fax: 208-885-4354

Email: ctctest@uidaho.edu

Web: Strategic Plan

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