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 in every group. For more information please go to our FAQ page.

Groups involve 4 to 8 two-hour weekly sessions. If you are on a waiting list, you will be notified via email if you have been registered successfully.

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. All SDC psychological groups are listed as "SDC Skills Groups" for the activity name, regardless of the actual group name. For more information or to add a Psychological Services group as an activity to your co-curricular record please click here.

Psychological Services Groups that are available for online registration are listed first. Some groups require an “internal referral” by a counsellor at SDC to make sure that it’s an appropriate fit for you. These groups are listed at the bottom of the page. Registration procedures for these groups will be provided in the description.

Please check back towards the end of the first month of the term for a complete list of groups that will be offered during the term.

For more information please go to our FAQ page

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.

No Groups are open for registration at this time.

For the Groups below, Register by Contacting our intake office at 519-661-3031

Healing Through Movement Group May 14, 2018 to June 25, 2018 3:00 - 3:45 pm WEC UCC 76
The Healing through Movement group is appropriate for students who are wanting to become more comfortable with sensations originating from within the body as a result of a possible history of complex trauma or other anxiety-related experiences (i.e., panic). This practice focuses on the mindful experience of bodily sensations in the moment during gentle yoga-like forms. In this group, a limited number of physical forms will be introduced and repeated weekly, with choices offered to you in the expression of each form. No physical assists will be done.

This is an open group so participants can join at any time during the term and participate in as many or as few sessions as they would like. We encourage you to speak to the group leaders if you have any questions or concerns about the group.

**Please contact the SDC intake office if you are interested in participating in this group at 519-661-3031.

This group will run every other Monday from May 14 - June 25 (i.e., May 14, May 28, June 11 and June 25).
CBT Skills Group July 26, 2018 to August 23, 2018 1:30 - 3:30 pm Western Student Services Building (WSSB) Room 4150
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Group is designed to offer students an introduction to core CBT concepts and develop foundational skills in mood management. CBT is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to be highly effective in treating a variety of psychological concerns, including mood and anxiety concerns. This group is most appropriate for students who are struggling with primary mood concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger, panic, guilt). This group will provide students with an opportunity to: increase self-awareness; understand the connection between thoughts, moods, and behaviours; use behavioural strategies to engage in meaningful activities; and examine, evaluate and challenge thinking patterns. This group will be psychoeducational in nature and maintains a strong emphasis on practicing skills in between sessions.

The CBT Skills Group will take place over the course of 5-weeks. Each session builds upon the previous session, so it is important to attend all sessions. This will be a closed group.

If you are interested in participating in this group, please contact the front desk at 519-661-3031. You will be contacted by the group facilitator who will conduct a short telephone call with you to determine the suitability of this group for your individual needs.

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Groups offered in previous terms