Group Therapy Schedule

Health & Wellness Centre Groups – Online Groups for Winter 2021

Join a group to gain support from fellow students and learn you are not alone in what you are experiencing. Learn new skills to enhance your university experience and improve your general health and well-being.  

Registered Weekly Groups (weekly attendance, pre-registration required)

Send an email at to: health-services@utsc.utoronto.ca with your name, email and group topic. You will receive a confirmation email with the link for Microsoft Teams.

DBT-Informed Skills for Managing Emotions 

Mondays 2pm-4pm starting Jan 18, 2021 (12 weeks) Wednesdays 5pm-7pm starting Jan 20, 2021 (12 weeks)

This group will introduce participants to the main concepts of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as well as teach skills from the 4 main modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This group is best suited for students looking to decrease the role of impulsivity in their lives as well as those who would like to work on understanding, coping with, and managing their emotions and relationships. Participants will engage with DBT skills from each module and complete practice exercises that encourage application to everyday life. Please note that this group requires a brief intake interview as part of the registration process.

Drop In Groups

Send an email at to: health-services@utsc.utoronto.ca with your name, email and group topic. You will receive a confirmation email with the link for Microsoft Teams.

Finding Self-Acceptance using principles of Self-Compassion

Thursdays from 1-2:30pm. Starting Jan 21,2021 (8 weeks) 

This group seeks to provide a space to explore our understanding of ourselves using a compassionate focused lens. The journey into building a healthy relationship with yourself starts with learning principles around self-acceptance, self-image, self-esteem, self-confidence and ideal self. This group uses a trauma informed, intersectional approach into exploring identity with curiosity and compassion to learn skills on the path to creating a loving relationship with yourself.

I hear, you're here

Wednesday, February 3rd. 2:30pm to 4pm (12 weeks)

Let's talk, listen, discuss and check-in. Stress, anxiety, communication, relationships which are part of our daily lives. We can look at strategies which can be helpful in these areas.

Let’s Get Crafty! Online Art Therapy

Thursdays 5pm-7p.  Starting Jan 21, 2021 (10 weeks)

Creativity can be an important means for supporting our overall wellness. Accessing our creativity offers us another outlet for expression and helps us to make sense of some of the challenges we may be experiencing in new ways. Join us in this unique online art therapy group as we use easy to find materials, right in our own homes, to create and explore new possibilities for wellness. 

Pursuit of Happiness: How Movies can Help Us to Create a Better Version of Ourselves in the New Normal

Thursdays 5pm-7p.  Starting Jan 21, 2021 (10 weeks)

This group discusses markers and makes of happiness through lens of movies. Balancing discussion, movies clips, related happiness research, and practical applications, this group is for anyone who wants to mitigate COVID-fatigue and learn evidence-based strategies and skills to foster happiness in the so called “New Normal"

Peer-to-Peer Drop In Groups

Tuesdays & Fridays, 1:00 pm -2:30 pm starting Jan 12, 2021 until April 9, 2021

This drop-in group is facilitated by students who have been trained in peer support skills and mental health. This group is ideal for students that want to talk about experiences of mental health, learn different coping strategies, and learn about available resources on campus.