Therapy Groups

Referrals are required to join a therapy group. Make an appointment with any Hub Clinician and they will be happy to provide you with a referral!

 

ACT for Mood & Anxiety

The goal of an ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) group is to help participants create a rich, full, and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. In this six-session group, participants will learn psychological skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in order to reduce their impact and influence. In ACT, we set out to fundamentally transform our relationship to thoughts and feelings by using core processes such as acceptance and mindful choice. We will also help participants clarify what’s truly important and meaningful to them (values) and use that knowledge to guide and motivate life-enriching action.

Facilitators: George Radiotis & Philip Lemieux

Date Time Location
Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Brown Room 3001

CBT for Anxiety & Depression

This 4 session group will introduce participants to a variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help manage anxiety and depression, including strategies for relaxation, improving mood, managing stress, and achieving more balanced thinking.

Facilitators: Marilyn Payne & Susan Oliver, Fatima Nabi & Nauveen Dubash

Date Time Location
Series 1 Wednesday, May 29, June 5, 12, 19 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brown Room 5001
Series 2 Thursday, June 13, 20, 27 & July 4 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brown Room 5001

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Group

In using Dialectical Behavioural model, we learn to increase our awareness, to be mindful about how we affect and get affected by these dynamics in our lives. We learn to use that mindfulness toward increasing our tolerance in relation to the coexistence of the opposites in our lives using emotional regulation. This usually helps us develop more control on various aspects of our personhood to be able to then change our behavioural outcomes in a way that improves our life experience in different ways such as in our own personal lives via self-regulation, and in our social interactions. 

Facilitators: Branko Kazjer & Romeo Bidar

Date Time Location
TBC    

CPT Group for Sexual Assault Survivors

This trauma focused therapy group is intended for students who experience PTSD symptoms and related conditions as a result of sexual trauma. The goal of Cognitive Processing Therapy is to improve one’s understanding of PTSD, reduce distress related to trauma memories, decrease emotional numbing and avoidance, decrease anxiety, guilt/shame, and improve day-to-day living.

How to participate

All participants will be required to meet for an assessment prior to acceptance to the group. Participants will be expected to complete regular weekly out-of-session practice assignments. A Hub referral form is required to be considered for this group. We are accepting referrals all year long. Please send any requests to hub.programming [at] mcgill.ca. and put attention facilitator in the subject line.

Facilitators: Zahara Madhavji & Susan Oliver

Date Time Location
TBC    

Living with Loss

The Living with Loss Support Group aims to provide a nurturing space for individuals struggling with the recent or past loss of a loved one to share their grief, while finding comfort and understanding from others who are on a similar path. By connecting with others who share similar experiences, we will navigate the journey of loss together, learn coping strategies, and receive emotional support as we foster resilience.

Facilitators: Marilyn Payne and Susan Oliver

Date Time Location
Tuesday, June 11, 18, 25,  July 2 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brown Room 3100

Mindfulness & Self Compassion

Mindfulness and self-compassion focus on accepting our experiences and being kind to ourselves, especially when we are feeling down or stressed. Research has supported that mindfulness and self-compassion can be incredibly effective in moderating stress and anxiety. This group is intended for students who are thinking about slowing down and being less anxious- but do not know how to!

Facilitators: Maya Michel & Jaimie Dimopoulos  

Date Time Location
Wednesday, May 29, June 5, 12, 19 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Online

Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety, Stress & Symptoms of Trauma

This group will be an opportunity to heal the body from symptoms related to trauma, stress, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yoga is an effective tool to actively reconnect to the body, safely tune in to the mind, and transform disruptive patterns. This unique therapeutic program will integrate gentle yoga postures, breath work, meditation, open conversation and psycho-education about the effects of trauma and stress on the body.

Facilitator: Mira Rozenberg & Julie Marceau

Date Time Location
Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brown Room 5001

 

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