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Groups

Covid-19 Office Operations

Our offices are available for in-person, phone, or video appointments. Email or call for more information. Additional information is also available on the UA coronavirus information website.

What to Expect

Groups are a helpful option for connecting with other people who may experience similar feelings, thoughts, or struggles. A group is safe and confidential space to get support and learn ways of coping with stressors, mental health symptoms, or better understand yourself.

Workshops are focused on introducing and practicing techniques and skills to support your wellbeing.

Groups and workshops are no cost for students attending at least one UAS course and do not count toward the 6 sessions per semester limit for individual counseling. If you decide to attend a group or a workshop offered through Zoom, please be mindful of the location that you Zoom from and choose a quiet, private space.

How to Sign Up

Please read the descriptions below for the groups and workshops offered in the current semester. Additional groups and workshops will be posted throughout the semester. Please check back periodically for new options. If you have questions or need more information about counseling services, please contact the Student Resource Center at 907-796-6000 or e-mail uas.info@alaska.edu.

For a group or workshop, sign up by contacting Carrie Kline, 907-796-6465 or e-mailing ckline7@alaska.edu. For a group participation, please complete a Group Tele-counseling Consent Form.

Please note for groups only: Due to tele-health and licensing regulations, the UAS Counseling Office cannot provide counseling services to students residing outside of Alaska. We also ask students eligible to participate in groups to provide the location they are attending from, phone number, an emergency contact, and the number of classes they are currently registered for when signing up. This information will not be shared with anyone and will only be used in emergencies.

Mental Health Groups

UAS Art Therapy Group (Hybrid)

A hybrid mental health group focused on the healing power of creativity. Topics to create art from or media processes will be suggested and demonstrated, but it is not required to make these. Art materials will be provided to in-person participants, but all participants are welcome to use their own art materials. Carrie Kline, UAS Lead Counselor and Art Therapist, will be available to assist with art making and discussion.

The UAS Art Therapy Group will be held weekly from 2:00 to 3:00 pm by Zoom, in Egan 211 on the Juneau Campus and in Sitka in Room 206. Group will meet September 6th to December 8th. Sign up by e-mailing or calling Carrie Kline at 907-796-6465 or ckline7@alaska.edu. Please complete a Group Tele-counseling Consent Form.

Wellness Activities and Workshops

Meditation Basics (Virtual)

The Meditation Basics Workshop will explore what meditation is, how it can help with stress management, and practice ways to meditate (you don’t always have to sit quietly with your eyes closed). This workshop will meet weekly from 9:15 to 9:45 am on Mondays, starting September 12th to December 12th. No Meditation Basics meeting on Monday, October 10th.

Join by Zoom: 

https://alaska.zoom.us/j/84188202129?pwd=anA2alJGeDg0bHMvRm1xeWg4S25FQT09

Meeting ID: 841 8820 2129

Passcode: 080692

Drop-in Time Management and Study Skills (In-person)

Join Carrie Kline, UAS Counselor, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays for drop-in time management and study skills at the Learning Center on the Juneau Campus. Setting up your semester for success can start with a few good time management and study skills. Carrie can assist with creating a plan unique to you.

Starts August 31st. No drop-in on Wednesday, October 7th. Questions? Contact Carrie at 907-796-6465 or e-mail ckline7@alaska.edu

Wednesday Wellness (Hybrid)

Wednesday Wellness is a hybrid workshop focused on providing wellness information, introducing on and off-campus resources, and practicing helpful skills. Each meeting will end with practicing a coping skill. Hosted in person in Egan 211 on the Juneau Campus and on Zoom from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, August 31st to October 19th. No meeting will occur on Wednesday, October 5th.

Topics covered:

  • Connecting during the First Week of Classes 8/31
  • Caring for Yourself while Caring for Someone Else 9/7
  • Time Management Skills 9/14
  • How Sleep Helps Our Bodies and Why it is the First Thing We Give Up 9/21
  • Stress and Anxiety: The Good, The Bad, and How to Cope 9/28
  • Working with Depression 10/12
  • Relationship Skills: How to Have Healthier Connections 10/19

Join by Zoom at:

https://alaska.zoom.us/j/82545889963?pwd=djdLZWlFTmtQL1pTd2NwY0VYVDUxdz09

Meeting ID: 825 4588 9963

Passcode: 370126