Support Groups and Group Counseling
Email Emily Low for more information about available support groups and classes.
Fall 2017 Groups
- LGBTQ+ Support Group
- ASD Support Group
- Nontraditional Student Support Group
- Women's Support Group
- Support for Students with Disabilities
- New to UH Hilo
Potential Groups - Please ask if interested
- Grief Support Group
- Support for Former Foster Children
- International Student Support Group
- Acceptance and Commitment
- Social/ Test/ Speaking Anxiety Support
Fall 2017 Classes include
- Sleep 101
- Assertiveness Training
- Anger Management
- Managing Emotions & Relationships Workshop
If you are interested in signing up for any of these groups, please email Counseling Services.
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. Participants can speak or share as much or as little as they like.
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.
Benefits of Group Counseling
- Increased support network
- Decreased feelings of being alone with one's problems
- Learning from others perspectives
- Feedback from others
- Increased confidence from 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
- About Stress
- Grief and Loss
- Stigma Reduction
- Alcohol and Substance Use
- Homesickness/ Adjustment
- Time Management
Links to halfofus.com's:
- Help a Friend
- Suicide Prevention
- Sexual Assault/ Relationship Violence
- General Self-help/ Resources
- Community Resources
- Self-Help Apps
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Counseling Services are free and confidential for all UH Hilo students. We welcome questions, comments and feedback about our website at firstname.lastname@example.org.