Zoom Drop-in Groups

 


The following drop-in groups have been suspended. If you would be interested in joining one the groups below in the future please contact Dr. Carol Lewis at carollewis@ufl.edu

Tuesdays at 5:00 pm – Resilience-Focused Support Group

Carol LewisFacilitator: Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Lewis

Brief description: Resilience-Focused Support Group for UF Health and College of Medicine employees on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

You’re welcome to attend the whole group, or just for a few minutes, whatever works for you. You will be invited to say a word or two about how you’re doing if you want to, but most of the group will consist of resilience skills like focused breathing and mindfulness.​

Confidentiality Agreement

Resilience Group

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm

Facilitator: Master’s level therapists under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer L. Fisher

Brief description: Opportunity to share current stressors and learn healthy strategies for stress management and self-care during COIVD19 on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

You’re welcome to attend the whole group, or just for a few minutes, whatever works for you. You will be invited to say a word or two about how you’re doing if you want to, but most of the group will consist of learning stress management skills.​

Confidentiality Agreement - 6pm Tuesday Group


Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Jessica Payne Murphy, PhDFacilitator: Master’s level therapists under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Payne-Murphy

Brief description:Please join us to share and learn evidence-based stress and sleep management strategies during COVID-19 on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

You’re welcome to attend the whole group, or just for a few minutes, whatever works for you. You will be invited to say a word or two about how you’re doing if you want to, but most of the group will consist of learning stress management skills.​

Confidentiality Agreement - 2pm Wednesday Group


Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Melanie Nelson, PhDFacilitator: Melanie Nelson, PhD, Associate Professor and Certified Master Trainers in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Brief description: Having kids at home during this stay-at-home time of social distancing can make it very challenging for parents to maintain order. It is even more challenging because kids’ behavior can be more difficult when their routines are off and they are under unusual levels of stress, as many are experiencing now. This group will help parents connect with other parents who may be having similar parenting experiences and share ideas. Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

You’re welcome to attend the whole group, or just for a few minutes, whatever works for you. You will be invited to participate as much as you feel comfortable. ​Parents will be encouraged to provide support for each other and Dr. Nelson will provide information and recommendations as needed.

Confidentiality Agreement - Effective Discipline Group


Wednesdays at 8:00 pm

Lori WaxenbergFacilitator(s):  Master’s level therapists under the supervision of Dr. Lori Waxenberg

Brief description:  Opportunity to share current stressors and coping and to learn healthy strategies for stress management and self-care during COVID-19 on Wednesdays from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

You’re welcome to attend the whole group, or just for a few minutes, whatever works for you. You will be invited to say a word or two about how you’re doing if you want to, but most of the group will consist of learning stress management skills.​

Confidentiality Agreement - 8pm Wednesday Group


Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Lori WaxenbergFacilitator(s):  Master’s level therapists under the supervision of Dr. Lori Waxenberg

Brief description:  Opportunity to share current stressors and coping and to learn healthy strategies for stress management and self-care during COVID-19 on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

You’re welcome to attend the whole group, or just for a few minutes, whatever works for you. You will be invited to say a word or two about how you’re doing if you want to, but most of the group will consist of learning stress management skills.​

Confidentiality Agreement - 4pm Thursday Group


Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Andrea GuastelloFacilitator: Andrea Guastello, PhD, Assistant Professor and Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Therapist

Brief description: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in the last few weeks. Home life has changed dramatically for most families with parents and kids trying to accomplish more from home, facing increased uncertainty, and being denied access to usual sources of stress relief like time with extended family and friends. This group will focus on helping parents connect with one another and gather ideas for parenting while engaging in social distancing, completing schoolwork from home, and working. Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

You’re welcome to attend the whole group, or just for a few minutes, whatever works for you. You will be invited to participate as much as you feel comfortable. ​Parents will be encouraged to provide support for each other and Dr. Guastello will provide information and recommendations as needed.

Confidentiality Agreement - Positive Parenting Group