Explore New and Ongoing Groups Supporting Student Mental Wellness | SCC Fall 2022

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) is excited to announce fall group and workshop offerings to support undergraduate and graduate/professional students during their journey at Pacific university. Check out available groups meeting in person and online as well as new offerings and services offered to students this fall! Or stop by the UC patio between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Mondays and talk to SCC counselors about these about these and other mental wellness opportunities and topics.

New Group 

Join staff psychologist Amanda Guerrero for discussion and support through Nurturing Our Roots, a group for first-generation university students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Meet in person on the Forest Grove Campus from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays to explore the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths of being the first person in a family and/or community to attend a four-year institution. 

Workshop Series

Wise Mind returns! A three-session skill-based workshop designed to build emotional resiliency by learning and practicing emotional regulation, mindfulness, and distress tolerance skills to manage difficult emotions and thoughts. All students are welcome. Registration is required. The first series starts online from 2 to 3 p.m.m Tuesday, Oct. 4, so reserve your spot today!

Mindful Coping is a three-session workshop focusing on practicing mindfulness exercises to enhance flexibility and develop insights about how you respond to distress. In-session reflections help you to get a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy in life. All students are welcome. Registration is required. Both in-person and online options are available across different Pacific University campuses.

Drop-In Spaces

BIPOC Let’s Talk is a safe space where students can speak with BIPOC staff and meet other BIPOC students in a confidential space to access support, gain perspectives, and explore resources and options, as well as to navigate higher education settings, provide mentorship support, and build community connection. Open to all graduate and undergraduate students who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color), including biracial and multiracial identified individuals. This program is not intended for white-identified allies. In-person options available across different Pacific University campuses.

Queer Let’s Talk is a drop-in space for LGBTQ+ and questioning folks to talk with counseling center staff and build community. This is not a clinical space, but a space to explore any topic that could be helpful, including mental health, intersecting identities, and queerness. This space is vailable online and in person on the Forest Grove campus.Questions? 


Drop by the UC patio between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Mondays and talk to counselors about these about these mental wellness opportunities.

Contact the SCC at 503-352-2191 or counselingcenter@pacificu.edu. Email Graham Turner, SCC Mental Health Promotion and Prevention specialist at grahamt@pacificu.edu.

Visit the Student Counseling Center page for more information and online resources.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2022