Behavioral Health Clinic
The overarching aim of all groups at the Behavioral Health Clinic (BHC) is to provide individuals with an opportunity to learn skills they can use to improve their emotional resiliency. The various groups the BHC offers are a great way to access mental health treatment while also getting an opportunity to connect with others who may have similar experiences.
BHC offers group services with a focus on education and skill building targeting issues relating to anxiety, depression, stress, and other emotional difficulties. The groups at the BHC all use approaches supported by decades of research including approaches from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Often, being the caregiver of someone with dementia can lead to heightened levels of anxiety, stress, and depression – all on top of trying to handle many of the needs of their loved ones. The BHC's caregiver support group aims to support you “putting your oxygen mask on first” by providing techniques to help you care for yourself throughout your time as a caregiver and beyond.
The caregiver support group is an educational skill-building supportive therapy group. In this group, you will learn skills to cope with the difficult thoughts and emotions that surround being a caregiver of someone with dementia. During group meetings, you will also have an opportunity to share and hear from others in the group.
Each session will focus on better understanding aspects of caregiving for someone with a neurodegenerative condition and will introduce a particular therapeutic skill. Group members will be provided access to a series of short educational videos that introduce the concepts and skills that will be taught in each session. During group meetings, members will have the opportunity to discuss and share their thoughts and emotions they are experiencing while also practicing these newly learned skills.
Group Meetings are held every other Wednesday at 9:00am via Zoom
- Neurodegenerative Conditions: An Overview & Separating From our Thoughts: Defusion
- Care of the Caregiver & The Power of Acceptance
- When Care Levels Rise & Being in the Present Moment
- Monitoring Safety & Independence & Understanding Your Values
All group meetings are 50-minutes and led by University of Arizona Clinical Psychology PhD graduate students who are closely supervised by licensed clinical psychologists. You are welcome to attend the sessions at any frequency (biweekly, monthly, etc.) that works for you. The sessions are designed so that you can attend them in any order.
Caregiver Support Group is Now Enrolling!
Complete the Interest Survey under "Getting Started" to Register
Group services are not a good fit for everyone, and some individuals may find they benefit more from the individual therapy. BHC staff can help you determine if group services at the BHC might be right for you.
If you are interested in group services at the BHC, you can get started by completing an online form to provide us with your contact information.
|Get Started: Complete the BHC Interest form|
BHC staff follow-up with a brief (10–15 minutes) phone call to review clinic policies and see if one of the BHC groups might be capable of meeting your needs.
Group sessions costs $15 per session and fees are collected at the time of service. We accept check, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, & Discover) as forms of payment. We do not accept cash as a form of payment. We do not accept insurance.
In collaboration with the UArizona MIND Clinic, patients of the MIND Clinic may attend the Resilient MIND group at a reduced fee. If you are a patient of the MIND Clinic, please let the BHC staff know prior to registering for Resilient MIND group sessions.
NOTE The BHC does not provide emergency services or medication management.