Referrals to group counseling occur in several ways. First, when you attend your consultation meeting with a counselor at the UCS, you and your consultant might agree that group counseling would best suit your needs. You would then be scheduled to meet with a group leader to discuss entry into the group you and your consultant have identified. A second way that students enter groups is to be referred from individual counseling or quick access appointments to a group. This usually happens when you and your counselor have identified issues that might better be addressed in a group. In this instance, a meeting will be arranged between you and the group leader so that you may have a chance to talk to the group leader and ask any questions about the group. If you and the group leader agree that the group would best serve your needs, then you would join the group. The final way would be for you to look at the groups offered this semester, pick one that fits your needs and availability, and then schedule directly with one of the group facilitators.
For general questions regarding the University Counseling Service groups program, please contact the Group Program Coordinator, Sneha, Pitre, Ph.D. at (319) 335-7294 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate, please contact the University Counseling Service in advance at (319) 335-7294 to discuss your needs.
Schedule for Spring 2019
Please contact UCS to participate in group counseling, clinical workshops, and support group.
Frequently Asked Questions about Group Counseling
Students often come to the UCS with problems that are most effectively addressed in group counseling. These groups are free, unlimited, and open to all university enrolled students. Information below will help you better understand group counseling and how it can help you work through your concerns.