Support Groups and Workshops

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We are currently recruiting members for the following Fall 2015 Groups:

Potential groups

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Managing Emotions and Mindful Relationships
  • Acceptance and Commitment
  • Graduate and Non-Traditional Student Support
  • Women's Support
  • New to UH Hilo
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Survivor's Support
  • LGBT Support

Workshops and Presentations

Workshops and presentations generally provide information or skills practice on a specific issue related to mental health. These may be offered to the student community by Counseling Services, or requested by campus organizations, student groups, faculty.

Potential workshops

  • Stress Management
  • Peer Counseling
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Mindfulness

If you are interested in signing up for any of these groups or workshops, please email Counseling Services.

Group Counseling

Group counseling usually consists of 1 or 2 counselors and 3 - 8 participants who are committed to weekly group sessions that are 1- 1 1/2 hours long.

Students may join a group because they are experiencing a personal difficulty or because they seek personal growth and development. Participation in group counseling can be very beneficial for many common student concerns, and there are specific benefits of group counseling that individual counseling cannot offer.

Benfits of Group Counseling:

  • Increased support network
  • Learning from other perspectives
  • Feedback from others
  • Supporting and encouraging others


All group participants agree to group norms to create a safe, comfortable environment for everyone. One of the most important agreements is that all participants maintain confidentiality and do not share to anyone outside the group about who is in the group, or about what happens in the group.

Understanding Group Therapy from the American Psychological Association



Common Concerns


Counseling Services are free and confidential for all UH Hilo and Hawaii CC students.
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