ADHD Information and Skill Group
Open to: Students and staff who have been diagnosed and treated for ADHD
Description: This group will answer questions about the nature and impact of ADHD, how it’s diagnosed, and treatment options. Each session will include a skill-training segment that will cover such coping mechanisms as time management and organizational skills, management of difficult emotions and problematic thinking patterns, and self-advocacy.
Group leader: Xiaolu Hsi
Progressive Relaxation Group
Open to: All MIT community members
Description: This workshop will teach breathing and progressive relaxation techniques to help cope with stress.
Group leader: Araceli Isenia
Making Peace with Food
Open to: MIT students who are struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food or weight, or thinking about food or weight so much that it distracts from academic and social pursuits
Description: This group helps to foster a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image. The group provides education, support, and practical strategies to manage food and body stress.
Group leaders: Audra Bartz and Zan Barry
Returning Student Group
Open to: Undergraduates who have just returned to MIT after having been away on leave for medical problems, academic concerns or other reasons.
Description: The semester-long group provides a supportive group of peers who are all going through the academic and social challenges of returning to MIT.
Group leaders: Evan Waldheter, Joy Yang, and a dean from Student Support Services
Skills for Effective College Living
Open to: Undergraduates who are struggling with stress, anxiety, or other overwhelming emotions
Description: Members of this skill-building group will learn to observe and identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; manage emotions; decrease self-defeating behaviors; manage feelings of distress; identify how stress negatively impacts one’s life; and increase interpersonal effectiveness including developing assertiveness, self-respect, and conflict-negotiation abilities.
Group leader: Maya Hanelin
Social Skills Lab
Open to: Undergraduates and graduate students
Description: This skill-building group will focus on the pragmatic aspects of social interaction. Topics will include identifying emotions, reading facial cues, picking up subtleties in tones of voice, initiating and maintaining conversations, and building relationships.
Group leader: Lisa Bosley
Group leader: Audra Bartz
Open to: All undergraduates
Description: This group of four to eight students and two therapists meets weekly to discuss topics such as relationships, student life, and personal and academic goals and challenges. Group members will have the opportunity to connect with one another and to receive and provide support, facilitated by the leaders. Members may stay in the group until they feel they have achieved their objectives.
Group leader: Rheinila Fernandes