• ADHD Support Group

    With Kyle Votroubek

    Description: The ADHD Support Group is for students with ADHD to connect and talk about resources, tips/tricks/advice about managing ADHD, and share experiences of navigating college and relationships with ADHD. All ages, races, genders, and majors are welcome as a variety of identities help students connect across diverse experiences and perspectives. Students are welcome to participate as often as they would like - weekly or only during weeks that is convenient.

    Day/Time: Fridays at 1 pm
    Location: Zoom

    To join: Email Kyle Votroubek at kyle-votroubek@uiowa.edu

  • Black Student Support Group (BSSG)

    Co-facilitated by Dr. LaNeisha Waller-Boulet, UCS and Shalisa Gladney, Afro-American Cultural Center.

    The Black Student Support Group will serve as a space for Black identifying students of all gender identities to respectfully listen to each other, share thoughts, feelings, provide validation, and offer encouragement to fellow Black students at the University of Iowa. The group is open for Black students to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 within the Black community and serve as a space for Black students to process the violence, police brutality, and racism experienced during this time of social and political unrest as it relates to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

    • The primary goal of a support group is to help members cope with issues or problems in their lives. This is NOT a clinical therapy group. Member commitment to a support group is minimal, meaning, members can ‘drop in’ for a session whenever they choose.
    • Although attendance may be minimal, it is encouraged that members try to attend support groups regularly, for the benefit of themselves and the group. 

    Day/time: Thursdays (Bi-Weekly; Starting September 29th) at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
    Location: Afro House           

    Students are welcome to reach out to either Dr. LaNeisha Waller-Boulet at laneisha-waller@uiowa.edu or Shalisa Gladney at shalisa-gladney@uiowa.edu with any questions. 

  • Chronic Health Support Group

    With Dr. Marie Adams (UCS) and Bailey Anderson (SDS)

    Description: School, work, and simply managing everyday demands can feel overwhelming. It can be even more challenging when you have a chronic health condition. Join us in a space where you can meet other students who may validate, encourage, and understand your experiences.

    Day/Time: This group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month starting on September 9th through November 18th at 12:30-1:30 pm.
    Location: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98409580060

    On September 9th and November 4th this group will meet in person at SDS.  The September 9th meeting will have a brief program on self-advocacy and the November 4th meeting will have a brief program on self-care.  Refreshments will be offered at each in person meeting.

    For questions, please contact Dr. Marie Adams (marie-adams@uiowa.edu).

  • Mindful Recovery

    With Heidi Schmitt (University Counseling Service) and Karen Grajczyk (Student Wellness)

    Description: This group provides a safe and supportive space for UI students committed to making changes in their substance use. The focus for this group, different than Success, Not Excess, is for students seeking abstinence or maintaining abstinence from substances. Activities and support is rooted in mindfulness-based stress reduction practices and Koru Mindfulness.

    Day/Time: Wednesdays at 4 pm
    Location: IMU room 208

    Contact Heidi Schmitt (Heidi-r-reynolds@uiowa.edu) with any questions you have about this group or click here for more information on the Collegiate Recovery Program.

  • Success Not Excess

    With Heidi Schmitt (University Counseling Service) and Karen Grajczyk (Student Wellness)

    Description: This group provides a safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through abstaining or reducing alcohol and other drug use.

    Not ready for a support group? Students may schedule a fifteen minute meeting prior to Success, Not Excess at the CRP Open Office Hour by going to this link.

    Day/Time: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
    Location: IMU room 208
    Contact Heidi Schmitt (Heidi-r-reynolds@uiowa.edu) with any questions you have about this group or click here for more information on the Collegiate Recovery Program.