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.
Asian Women’s Group
Open to: Asian female students
Description: This group is designed for Asian women who are seeking a safe place to share experiences about academic stress, family and gender roles, cultural identity, relationships, career, personal choices, and mental health and wellbeing.
Graduate Co-ed Group
Open to: Graduate students
Description: This ongoing, weekly, co-ed support group discusses issues such as work/life balance, academic stress, self-esteem, friendship, social difficulties or conflicts, and intimacy.
Graduate Men’s Group
Open to: Male graduate students
Description: This ongoing weekly support group discusses issues such as academic stress, self-esteem, friendship, social difficulties, and intimacy.
Graduate Students’ Group for Women
Open to: Female graduate students
Description: This ongoing, weekly support group discusses such issues as work/life balance, self-esteem, friendship, and intimacy.
Imposter Syndrome Workshop
Open to: All students
Description: Learn about the “imposter syndrome” phenomenon and strategies to keep it from hijacking your academic experience.
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.
Mental Health Matters
Open to: Graduate students of color and allies
Description: This informal drop-in group for graduate men and women of color meets in the Black Student Union in Walker Memorial.
Mindfully Working With Emotions
Open to: Undergraduates
Description: An 11-week drop-in group for students struggling with anxiety. Each session will focus on developing skills to become more aware of thoughts and feelings and to manage difficult emotions
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.
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.
Thesis Coaching Group
Open to: Graduate students who expect to complete their theses in the next six to 18 months
Description: The group focuses on skills for better time management, organization, thesis writing, interpersonal negotiation (especially with advisors and committee members), self-care, and stress management.
Transgender Support Group
Open to: Entire MIT community
Description: Have you been looking for an opportunity to talk openly regarding your thoughts and feelings about gender? Have you had questions or conflicts around your gender expression and/or gender identity? Join us as we create a safe space to explore feelings about gender identity/expression and be with others who may share similar experiences or who also want space to navigate issues of gender. We welcome all genders for students both undergraduate and graduate.
Open to: 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.
Women of Color Support Group
Open to: Graduate women of color
Description: This group aims to provide a safe space to share experiences and engage in discussion around challenges, celebrations, and complexities of life. Topics may include daily life challenges, intersection of race and gender, stress management and mindfulness, depressed mood, body image, sexuality and gender identity, and healthy relationships.