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Contact Information

410 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-2468
Fax: 715/232-2111
counseling@uwstout.edu

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment
Call 715/232-2468 or
Go to 410 Bowman Hall

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Mission and Values

The Counseling Center is a SAFE SPACE for individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, physical appearance/size, and gender identities.

All groups are free and confidential

For many emotional and relationship issues that college students face, group counseling is the best treatment choice. Groups provide students with the unique opportunity to utilize peer interaction to work toward improving themselves. At the Counseling Center, we offer a wide array of groups to address the needs of our students. 

Although many students are initially hesitant to join a group, participants consistently find groups to be a very beneficial and positive experience. New groups form each semester and typically meet on a weekly basis once they begin. In some cases, before joining a group or class, students meet with the group leaders to determine if a particular group or class is a good fit for them. 

To inquire about any of our groups or to set up a pre-group interview, please call 715-232-2468.

Counseling Center Groups Spring 2014

Aspie Group:  

Dates and Time TBA based on student schedules 
425 Bowman Hall • Prescreening required
Are you on the spectrum? This group is specifically for students with autism, Asperger's or "on the spectrum, NOS." The group will be a place to share your strengths and challenges. You will work together to set the agenda, but possible topics such as auditory issues, preferred eating patterns, friends and social cues, communication,  memory, and general strategies could be discussed.

ED Group:

Fridays, 1:00-2:00 pm 
425 Bowman Hall • Prescreening required

Mastering Stress:

Tuesdays, Silent 11:10-11:30 am • Guided 11:40-12:00 pm 
Oakwood Room, MSC • Ongoing starting 1/28/14 and ending 5/13/14 
To introduce students and staff members at all levels of skill to group meditation for stress reduction and general wellness.

Life Skills (Intro):

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 pm
425 Bowman Hall • Pre-screening required
This is an introduction to skills that will help you have a fulfilling and more satisfying life.  After you complete all sessions you are welcome to attend the ongoing group for Advanced Skills members.

Practicing Positivity:

Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00 pm 

425 Bowman Hall • Start date TBD • Pre-screening required 
Are you struggling to notice the good things in life? Do you find yourself dwelling on negative experiences and interactions? In this 8-week group, you will learn ways in which you can bring more enjoyment, meaning, and fulfillment into your life and relationships in ways that are practical and long-lasting.

Interpersonal Process I:

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm 
425 Bowman Hall • Start date TBD • Pre-screening required 
Would you like to relate more confidently and comfortably with others and improve your self-esteem? Interpersonal process groups provide opportunities to share experiences, learn new perspectives and experiment with new ways of relating to others in a safe and supportive environment. 

Interpersonal Process II:

Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 pm 
425 Bowman Hall • Start Date TDB • Pre-screening required 

Strengthening our Community:

Mondays, 4:30-6:00 pm 
Oakwood Room, MSC • Sessions beginning 2/24/14 
This is an eight session group that aims to promote the overall well being of Asian, Black, American Indian and Latino students while exploring various topics regarding diversity and student life.