Psychological Services Groups

About SDC's Groups:

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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.

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.

RegisterGroupDate(s)TimeLocation
Mindfulness Meditation Winter Group
FULL (No waiting list available)
February 9, 2016 to April 5, 2016 2:00-4:00pm WSS Room 3130
Mindfulness is defined by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn as a process of paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. Participants in the group will develop a non-judgmental awareness of what is happening in the present moment to help reduce stress, improve concentration, and gain a clear understanding of emotions.

This group meets on Tuesday afternoons. Please note there will be no session during reading week.

Emotion Regulation Group February 24, 2016 to April 6, 2016 2:00 - 4:00 pm WSS Room 3134
This group is designed to help develop skills for understanding and managing emotions. Discussion topics will include identifying and understanding emotions, reducing emotional vulnerability and decreasing emotional suffering.

This group meets every Wednesday afternoon for 7 weeks.

Distress Tolerance Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
February 25, 2016 to March 31, 2016 10:00am-12:00pm WSS Room 3130
Do you often feel overwhelmed? Do you have difficulty coping with intense emotions? This 6-week group is designed to help employ skills for surviving and tolerating distress and overwhelming emotions. Discussion topics are heavily focused on distress tolerance skills such as self-soothing, distraction, improving the moment, increasing awareness and acceptance.

This group meets on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks.

Managing Anxiety and Stress Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
February 26, 2016 to March 18, 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.

Social Anxiety Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
February 29, 2016 to April 4, 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm WSS Room 3134
This 6-week group is designed to help alleviate the discomfort and stress of social anxiety through a variety of approaches and techniques. Discussion topics will include challenging unhelpful thoughts and expectations as well as exposure to social situations via group role-plays. This group involves working toward individualized goals and practicing social interactions in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

This group meets on Monday afternoons for 6 weeks.

Managing Anxiety and Stress Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
March 1, 2016 to March 22, 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 Tuesday 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



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