Psychological Services Groups

About SDC's Groups:


Each group will incorporate a presentation of relevant material with discussion and practice of new strategies among group members. It is a place for students to learn about new skills, increase self-awareness and share their experiences with others. Groups are generally small ranging from 5-15 people. Group members are expected and encouraged to participate in group discussions. We ask that students not sign up for more than one group per term. Space is limited. Registration for groups is on this website

Groups involve 4 to 8 two-hour weekly sessions. If you are on the waiting list please attend the first session in order to determine if there will be room in the group.

All Psychological Services Groups are approved activities for the co-curricular record. However, please note that if you miss more than 2 group sessions in one term that this activity cannot be verified on your co-curricular record.

It is the responsibility of the student to add any desired activities to their own co-curricular record. For more information or to add Psychological Services Groups as an activity to your co-curricular record please click here.

Please check back by the third week of September for a list of groups/lectures being offered this term and register.

All groups are free. To register for any group you would like to attend please click on the checkbox beside the title of the presentation(s) and press the 'Register' button at the bottom of the table.

Mindfulness Mediation Drop-in Sessions
FULL (Go on waiting list)
October 27, 2016 to December 1, 2016 10:00-10:50 UCC Room 76 (in the Wellness Education Centre)
Come practice mindfulness meditation skills or try it for the first time in a relaxed, casual environment. Participants will practice mindfulness meditation skills via audio-recording.

No weekly commitment necessary and no registration required. However, registered participants will be given priority should the group reach maximum capacity. This groups runs on Thursday mornings from 10:00-10:50am.

Please arrive a few minutes before 10:00am. Due to the nature of the group late-comers cannot be accommodated.

UCC 76 is in the basement of the UCC adjacent to the bookstore. The front entrance to the Wellness Education Centre may be closed at the time. If it is closed, the entrance to the room behind the centre across from the hair salon will be accessible.

Also please note that this group is exempt from the cancellation policy.

Managing Anxiety and Stress Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
November 11, 2016 to December 2, 2016 10:00am-12:00pm WSS Room 3130
This is a four-week psycho-educational group that meets once per week for two hours. This group aims to help students cope with academic and personal stress. Topics will include thought exercises and behavioural strategies that are often helpful in coping with stress. In addition, self-care, time management, and procrastination will be addressed. Space is limited.

This group meets on Friday mornings for 4 weeks.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Groups offered in previous terms:

Drop in Groups

Mindfulness Meditation Drop-in

Talk: Talk About Life In Canada

International Women's Group

Multi-Week Commitment Groups

Depression Group

Distress Tolerance Group

Emotion Regulation Group

Healthy Communication Group

Managing Anxiety and Stress Group

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Mindful Parents Group

Mood and Anxiety Management Group

Public Speaking Anxiety Support Group

Social Anxiety Group

Trans-Postive Mental Health Support Group