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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

For a group or workshop, sign up by contacting Carrie Kline, 907-796-6465 or e-mailing 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 meet weekly on 
Fridays, starting February 2nd to April 26, 2024 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm in Egan 211 (Juneau Campus) & Zoom. No meetings on Feburary 16th, March 8 and 15th. Sign up by e-mailing or calling Carrie Kline, 907-796-6465 or Please complete a Group Tele-counseling Consent Form before attending.

Wellness Activities and Workshops

Essential Skills Series (Hybrid)

Workshop series that focuses on learning about and practicing skills to create healthy, relationships, mental wellness, and promote change in behaviors that aren’t working. Topics include (and may change): Relationship skills, time management and study skills, self-care and boundaries, and mindfulness.

This workshop will meet every other week from 12:45 to 1:45 pm on Wednesdays by Zoom and in person. Meeting dates are February 7 and 21st, March 6th and 20th, and April 3rd. In person meetings will take place in the Mourant Student Lounge (next to the Lakeside Grill), Juneau Campus. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Kline, 907-796-6465 or