University of Rochester


There is a UCC professional on-call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, for emergencies

UCC On-Call: (585) 275-3113

On Campus Security Emergency x13

Life Line: (585) 275-5151

On Campus Security Non-Emergency: 5-3333

Off-Campus Security: (585) 275-3333

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UCC Location & Hours

Appointments: (585) 275-3113

Fax Number: (585) 442-0815

Address:
Box 270356, 738 Library Road
UHS Building
Rochester, New York 14627

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University Counseling Center (UCC)

UCC Groups presently being offered

Please call 275-3113 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions about UCC Groups Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)- for Depression:

Tues 3-4:20
This group is open to individuals struggling to manage their depression. The group aims to: help individuals learn more about the causes depression, identify problematic thoughts and behaviors that sustain depressive symptoms, pose techniques to help change these problematic thoughts and behaviors, and aid individuals in modifying their actions in a way that can be sustained and prevent relapse. In addition to learning the above, members are encouraged to share their past and current experiences with coping with depression in order to help one another successfully address the challenges of treating their depression.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)- for Anxiety:

Tues 10-11:20
description forthcoming

Co-Ed Graduate Process Group:

Thurs 3:30-4:50
This group is open to co-ed graduate students. The purpose of this interpersonal/process group is to learn more about yourself and how you relate to others, to better understand how others perceive you, and to learn how to give and accept meaningful feedback. Members may share about themselves, relate to others' experiences, and ask other members for feedback to learn about themselves and how others perceive them. A main goal for group members is to determine possible changes that might improve their connections and interactions with others and then begin making these changes.

Women's Graduate Process Group:

Mon 3:30-4:50
This group is open to female graduate students. The focus of the interpersonal/process group is to promote a wellness perspective in all areas of graduate life such as relationship, academic, family, social and personal conflicts and strengths. The goal of the group is to optimize personal and academic success by promoting self-awareness and connection to others. Members may share about themselves, relate to others' experiences, and ask other members for feedback to learn about themselves and how others perceive them.

Co-Ed Undergraduate Process Group:

Wed 3:30-5
This group is open to co-ed undergraduate students. The purpose of this interpersonal/process group is to learn more about yourself and how you relate to others, to better understand how others perceive you, and to learn how to give and accept meaningful feedback. Members may share about themselves, relate to others' experiences, and ask other members for feedback to learn about themselves and how others perceive them. A main goal for group members is to determine possible changes that might improve their connections and interactions with others and then begin making these changes.

Survivors of Sexual Assault and/or Abuse:

Mon 5-6:20
This group is open to anyone who has experienced sexual abuse or assault. The purpose of the Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Assault group is to increase connections and reconnections, overcome shame and stigma, and to gain understanding about oneself and one's experience of sexual assault and/or abuse in a group of individuals who also have such experiences. Possible topics of discussion include: exploring how traumatic experiences can impact your sense of safety, trust, self-esteem and relationships, understanding feelings such as guilt, shame and anger; emotion regulation and self-care; connection and relationship building.

Food and Mood:

Fri 2:30-3:50
This group is open to anyone struggling with eating issues. The purpose of the Food and Mood group is to learn more about yourself, your relationship with food, and the connection between your feelings and your relationship with food. The group provides a safe space to talk about your relationship with food as well as issues including body image and self-worth. Group members will be encouraged to explore their feelings and the ways in which they deal with their feelings. Support will be provided in developing more effective coping skills. The group allows members to feel less alone in their experiences and to be supported by others going through issues with food and mood.

LGBTQIA+:

Tues 5-6:20
This group is open to co-ed undergraduate and graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, asexual, questioning, and anyone on these spectrums. The purpose of this interpersonal/process group is to learn more about yourself and how you relate to others, to learn how to give and accept meaningful feedback, to explore life challenges you may be facing—including marginalization and stigma, and to explore the intersection of these facets and your sexual and/or gender identity. Additionally, this group will encourage members to explore resiliency in the LGBTQIA community and identify ways to cope with the painful effects of marginalization and stigma.

MOSAIC:

Tues 5-6:20
This interpersonal process group is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of color and bi/multiracial identities on campus who need a safe space to talk about their intersecting identities and ways to navigate the complexities of their experiences. The group will discuss the unique challenges participants face in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Members will share their personal experiences, give and receive feedback to each other, and empower themselves to succeed in all aspects of their lives. This will also increase their awareness of ways in which cultural and racial identities form their sense of self and their relationships.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

DBT Skills–1 Tues 3-4:20
DBT Skills–2 Mon 3:30-4:50

The DBT group is open to co-ed graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in changing patterns of behavior that are no longer helpful. This group will teach and promote skills to effectively manage stress, anxiety, and other distressing emotions through an approach based in mindfulness. This mindfulness approach aims to balance self-acceptance with change. DBT is a compassionate type of behavioral therapy that is intended to help people move toward having a life that feels even more meaningful and worth living. Distress, emotional pain, interpersonal difficulties, and behavioral problems such as over- or under-eating, using substances, self-injuring, losing control, or "using-up" relationships can make it incredibly difficult to function. DBT targets the issues that cause distress and promotes coping skills that can be used in place of previously established self-defeating behaviors. It does so in a framework, though, that helps us understand that we are doing the best we can even though we need to learn ways that work better.

Choices Group:

Time TBD
This group is open to graduate and ungraduated students. Substance use on campus at times gets normalized to "Hey, it's college". While some people go through a period of experimentation, some folks find themselves feeling uncomfortable or concerned with the reasons for, frequency and /or amount of their use. The group will look at these questions and concerns without judgement with the aim of creating a better personal understanding of why one does what they do and how they got there. This will occur through self-reflection and open, honest communication between group members. Members will be encouraged to develop a goal or "wish" for themselves that will provide some direction for their work while in the group.