Group Counseling & Workshops

Mindful Coping Workshops  droplet of water causing ripples

This three-week series utilizes mindfulness exercises to enhance flexibility and develop insights about how you respond to distress. Read through our Frequently Asked Questions. Spring 2022 Offerings below. Registration required.

ONLINE Tuesdays 5-6 p.m. February 8, 15, 22

ONLINE Wednesdays 1-2 p.m. March 2, 9, 16

IN PERSON Tuesdays noon - 1 p.m. April 5, 12, 19

Or watch at your own pace through our video tutorials.

The Student Counseling Center offers group counseling and workshop series. These group settings provide a safe environment for self-exploration and collaborative problem-solving, combining professional guidance and the support of peers. Group counseling and workshops are an effective approach to many common concerns for college students, including: navigating difficult relationships, coping with anxiety, and feelings of isolation. 

Skill-Based Workshops

Skill-based workshops are also available as pre-recorded video series, including Mindful Coping Practice Series and Wise Mind Practice Series.

Skill-based workshops are usually in a structure-based format because there is a specific theme or topic of discussion, and each group session is focused on a topic relevant to the overall theme. There is often a lesson or learning component, skills practice, and self-reflection. Our skill-based workshops are offered as a 3-session series several times each semester. Requires pre-registration; contact information below.

Mindful Coping | This 3-session workshop series focuses on using mindfulness exercises to enhance flexibility and develop insights about how you respond to distress. In-session writing reflections help you to get a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy in life.

Mindful Coping Practice Series: Also available online as pre-recorded videos; follow along in the downloadable Student Workbook. Start with a brief overview below and then watch each 20-30 minute session: Session One, Session Two, and Session Three

Wise Mind: Building Emotional Resiliency | A 3-session skill-based series that is designed to help you make a change in your life by learning mindfulness techniques and distress tolerance skills to manage difficult emotions and thoughts. Our hope is that these three sessions could provide you with a springboard from which to integrate skills into your daily life to build emotional resiliency.

Wise Mind Practice Series: Now available online as pre-recorded videos! Watch each half hour video of on the SCC playlist at the Pacific University youtube channel. Follow along in the downloadable workbook (see link beneath each video).


Episode 1 Workbook

Episode 2 Workbook

Episode 3 Workbook

Process Group

Process groups not currently offered for Fall 2021.

This group focuses on personal exploration and is currently offered only in Forest Grove. The group is unstructured and there is not a specific topic or plan for each group session. Members are encouraged to provide one another support and feedback, and to gain awareness of their own reactions to one another to develop greater relationship satisfaction. Counseling groups begin within the first four weeks of the semester and continue for the semester with 4-8 student participants. Process groups require an in-person pre-group consultation with the group facilitator(s); contact information below. 

Understanding Self and Others | For people who are interested in increasing authenticity and satisfaction in relationships.        



Contact Us

Student Counseling Center
503-352-2191 |