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Behavioral Health Groups

Our groups are designed to specifically address issues we commonly see among Mizzou students. Groups consist of 1–2 counselors/facilitators and multiple students; and while some students express concerns about engaging in a group format, research shows in some areas the benefits of group therapy exceeds the benefits of individual therapy.

Groups offer you an opportunity to give and receive support from one another and to share information, ideas and problem-solving tips from multiple perspectives.

Even if an outside provider referred you to us, you can expect to meet with at least one member of our behavioral health team prior to starting any groups. This way we can answer any questions you may have beforehand.

These groups are covered by your student health fee, with exceptions noted for materials.

Peace of Mind logo

Peace of Mind is a 6-week therapy group for students who want to increase life skills and the ability to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions, stress and conflict as well as improve daily functioning.

You can learn how to live in the moment, manage your thoughts and emotions, increase interpersonal skillfulness and identify what’s really important in your life.

Each class provides an informational overview, handouts, homework/practice exercises and a guided meditation.

  • Provider referral required.
  • There is a $15 materials fee for this group at this time.
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Anxiety Workshop logo

Anxiety Workshops are 4-week, classroom-like courses designed to help you develop coping skills for anxiety symptom. You’ll increase your knowledge of anxiety, its causes and symptoms while learning and practicing new skills to aid in building self-mastery and confidence.

Bipolar Affective Disorder Support Group logo

This group is open to MU students who have been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. It provides an opportunity for those who want a safe, supportive space to learn more about their diagnosis and increase coping skills relating to mood and mood stability.

Members are expected to be committed to their health and well being as well as follow their provider’s (internal and external) recommendations.

  • Provider referral required.
  • Times and dates are based on student availability.
  • Future dates pending, please call to ask about availability.

Inter-Cultural Dialogue Group logo

The Intercultural Dialogue Group focuses on building authentic friendships among international and domestic students. While this program helps international students to build language skills and integrate into the American culture, it encourages domestic students to move beyond their comfort zones to confront their hesitations/fear and interact with international students. The group supports both groups of students to engage in deeper conversations, learn intercultural skills, such as empathy, curiosity, and critical thinking and interact openly with each other. Group meets weekly for 6 weeks in 75 min sessions.

  • Contemplative Practice Center (map)
  • Future dates pending, please call to ask about availability.

Body Project logo

Do you like what you see in the mirror? The Body Project is an evidence-based body acceptance intervention designed to help those who identify as women to resist sociocultural pressures to conform to the beauty ideal and reduce their pursuit of thinness. It involves a series of discussion and behavioral exercises in which students critique that beauty ideal. The group meets four consecutive weeks during the semester in 1-hour sessions. *Please note that this is an eating disorder prevention program and it is not designed to treat eating disorders.Open to all female MU students.

  • Future dates pending, please call to ask about availability.