Groups and Workshops

We offer free groups and workshops for all current Tufts students. Students can participate in multiple groups in a given semester, with no limit on the number of groups while enrolled at Tufts. 

  • Support and therapy groups are an opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, encouragement, and feedback in a safe and confidential environment. The experience can deepen your self-awareness, enhance your relationship skills and allow you to experiment with new ideas and ways of being.
  • Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) workshops and forums provide you the opportunity to learn more effective college living and skill building.

Free Weekly and Biweekly CMHS Groups

Groups and Workshops for International Students

Health Prevention and Promotion

Outreach Events

Free Weekly and Biweekly CMHS Groups

FULL: Coping with Loss

When/Where: Fridays, 3- 4:15 p.m. at CMHS
Facilitated by: Xuhua Qin
This is a confidential weekly group for students who have experienced the death of a significant family member, partner, or friend. Group members will have an opportunity to talk about their current lives and the impact of loss while trying to juggle the demands of being a student in a university setting. 
For more information and to join, please email: Xuhua.Qin@tufts.edu

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Coping with Loss

FULL: Tea-Time Connection for Coping with Loss Group

When/Where: Friday, 2/2, 3 - 4:30 p.m. at CMHS
Facilitated by: Xuhua Qin
Where: Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health Service
A one-time meeting to connect with other students who have experienced a loss of a significant family member, partner, or friend. 
For more information and to join, please email: Xuhua.Qin@tufts.edu

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FULL: Family Member with Mental Illness and/or Addiction Support Group

When/Where: Fridays 3 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. at Health Service
Facilitated by: Jonathan Entis
A weekly group aimed at providing an anonymous and supportive space for students who have a family member with a mental illness and/or addiction. Students can connect with others, develop tools for navigating complex dynamics and build on coping strategies. Openly explore frustrations, fears and anxieties related to mental illness and/or addiction in your family.
For more information and to join, please email: Jonathan Entis

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Addiction Support

 

FULL: Graduate Student Group

When/Where: Thursdays, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. at CMHS
Facilitated by: Michelle Chen
This is a weekly process-oriented opportunity open to grad students.  Come to connect, exchange, and gain perspective around yourself and your relationships given the unique experience of advanced education.  Join with others around challenges like autonomy, isolation, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, procrastination, and “shoulds.”  Give yourself some time towards balancing demands and practicing self-care.
For more information please email: Michelle Chen

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Graudate Student Group

Group for Students Impacted by Undocumented Status

When: Biweekly on Mondays, 12:15 -1:15 p.m. (1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23)
Facilitated by: B. Francis Chen
A safe, private, and supportive space to openly explore the complexity and impact of an undocumented status in the U.S. and at Tufts. This group is for students who identify as undocumented, DACA-mented, and/or come from mixed status households. Lunch will be provided: to nurture your mind and body.
For more information and to join, please email: B. Francis Chen

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Undocumented students group

FULL: Managing Depression through Learning and Connecting

When/Where: Tuesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. at CMHS                                
Facilitated by: B. Francis Chen 
A weekly group for undergrad and graduate students who are interested in improving their mood through connecting with others and learning strategies. Group meetings will include chances to check in and support fellow group members as well as learn from each other how to improve mood and overall wellness. 
For more information and to join, please email: B. Francis Chen

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managing depression

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Drop-In Workshop

When/Where: TBD
Facilitated by: Maria Hiraldo and Therapy Dog, Olive
A drop-in group devoted to building mindfulness and coping skills. Learn to better manage stress and practice being more present in the moment.  
For more information please email: Maria Hiraldo

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Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Group

FULL: Returning Students Group

When/Where: Wednesday, 1/24, 1/31, and 2/7, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. at CMHS
Facilitated by: Marilyn Downs
This group is for students who are returning to studies at Tufts after a leave of absence for medical or personal reasons. The group is intended to provide a supportive, confidential place where students can connect with other returning students about how to navigate the academic and social challenges of resuming life at Tufts. 
For more information and to join, please email:  Marilyn Downs

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FULL: Survivors Support Group: Connection, Education, Healing

When/Where: Wednesdays, 12 – 1:15 p.m. at CMHS (Closed   
Facilitated by: Marilyn Downs 
Sexual assault or unwanted sexual experiences can affect one’s sense of physical, emotional, and relational wholeness and safety. This group provides a safe and supportive place where you can connect with others, learn about common responses to trauma and develop tools for healing. For Tufts students who have experienced any kind of unwanted sexual experience or assault, however you define it. 
For more information and to join, please email:  Marilyn Downs 

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survivors support group

FULL: Trans at Tufts

When/Where: Wednesdays, 3 - 4:15 p.m. at CMHS
Facilitated by: Megan Tucker
Open to any student who identifies as trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and/or gender expansive in any way. Seek support for experiences of oppression, discrimination, and microaggressions in the current sociopolitical climate. Find ways to manage stress and mental health struggles in a safe and confidential space while working toward accepting, empowering, and embracing your gender identity and expression.      
For more information and to join, please email: Megan Tucker

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Trans at Tufts

 

 

FULL: Understanding Self and Others

When/Where: Tuesdays, 12-1:15 p.m. at CMHS   
Facilitated by: Jamie Graceffo
This is a weekly group in which students can discuss and reflect on the interpersonal dynamics present in their relationships with others. The group will help students increase their understanding of their own interpersonal style and how people impact one another. Students will work towards feeling empowered to explore new ways of relating both within the group and within their personal lives.     
For more information and to join, please email: Jamie Graceffo

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Understanding Self and Others

FULL: Oasis Student Group

When/Where: Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at CMHS
Facilitated by: Candyce Burke
A weekly process-oriented space open to African, Caribbean, and Black identified students navigating campus life.  This will be an opportunity to share and connect with others in a safe and supportive environment.  Openly explore frustrations, challenges, and opportunities related to race, culture, and the unique experience of higher education. Join with others around topics like the impact of power and privilege, experiences of marginalization, identity development, and understanding intersectionality. In addition to processing, gain skills for healthy self-care and a sense of community.
F
or more information and to join, please email: Candyce Burke

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Oasis Student Group

Groups and Workshops for International Students

Connections: International Student Discussion Group

When/Where: Monthly on Thursdays, 2/22, 3/29, and 4/26, 12 - 1:30 p.m. in Cabot Center Room 702
Facilitated by: Xuhua Qin
Drop in groups for all international students regardless of the length of stay in the U.S., native language, or country of origin. Share experiences and resources, get support, and build a network. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, adjustment, culture shock, homesickness, academic concerns, making American friends, acculturation issues and gender issues. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information and to join, please email: Xuhua.Qin@tufts.edu

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Connections_ International Student Discussion Group

Lost in Translation: Effective Communication Workshop for International Students

When/Where: Thursday, 2/8, 12 - 1:30 p.m. in Dowling Hall 745B
Facilitated by: Xuhua Qin
This workshop provides a safe space for international students to meet each other, learn cultural differences in communicating, discuss helpful coping strategies, and practice skills to effectively communicate in the current academic, social, and cultural environment.
For more information and to join, please email: Xuhua Qin  

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Lost In translation

Health Prevention and Promotion

KORU Mindfulness

When/Where: Session 1: Wed, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. at Tisch Library Room 310 OR Session 2: Sun, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. at Tisch Library Room 310
Facilitated by: Jennifer Earls (Session 1) and Ashley Norwood (Session 2)
Manage your stress. 
Learn mindfulness and meditation in a 4 week class.
For more information and to join, please email: Ian Wong.

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Koru Spring 2018

 

Outreach Events

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Pause for Paws: Animal Assisted Therapy and Relaxation Techniques

When/Where: Monthly on 2/9, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4, 4 - 5 p.m. at the Latino Center AND Thursdays 12-1p.m. at the SMFA Fenway Building Room #A101B. 
All Tufts students welcome. No sign-up needed. 
For questions, please email: Maria Hiraldo

Pause for Paws

Pause for Paws

 

12 Step Meetings

Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)

Dates: March 9 - May 18, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location:  Olin 103

Al-Anon 12 Step Paths to Recovery AFG

Date: Tuesdays

Time: 7pm

Location: Clarendonhill Presbyterian Church  155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA, 02144  Directions

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Date: Sundays

Time: 6pm (18:00)

Location: Tufts University  East Hall

 

More information

Ian Wong, Health Promotion
Ian.wong@tufts.edu 617-627-5495