University Counseling and Testing Service

Innovation and Interventions - 2015 Wellness Symposium

The 2015 ISU Wellness Symposium will offer a variety of topics exploring strategies that enhance both personal and professional growth and development.

Wellness Symposium, May 14-16, 2015

Groups for Spring 2015

The ISU Counseling and Testing Service offer a variety of weekly groups in order to meet the various needs of the diverse students we serve. Groups are a powerful way to bring about meaningful change in the interpersonal, emotional, or personal challenges we face. We encourage students to utilize these services as they work toward overcoming difficulties and improving their lives. Contact the ISU Counseling & Testing Service at (208) 282-2130 to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors to discuss joining a group.


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Interpersonal groups are an effective way to gain support from other individuals dealing with a variety of personal concerns. It is an opportunity to address boundaries, emotional intimacy, increase self-awareness, and practice new behaviors in a safe, confidential environment. The Friday group will be specific to individual with intersecting religious and sexual identities.

Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30
Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30
Thursdays 3:00 - 4:30
Friday 10:00 - 11:30 Religious & Sexual Identities

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

This group focuses on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation skills. Individuals who have difficulty managing intense emotions, stressful life events, problematic relationships, or act impulsively may benefit from learning DBT skills. The Spring 2015 will focus on emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30

Mindfulness Meditation

This group is open to students, staff, faculty, and community members to join together for mindfulness meditation. Participants will guided through a 20 minute meditation and a brief discussion. No experience with meditation necessary to attend, and no need to commit to the entire series.

Pond Student Union - Clearwater Room (Pocatello Campus)
Fridays 12:15 - 12:45p.m.

Bennion Student Union - Room 109 (Idaho Falls Campus)
Fridays 12:15 - 12:45p.m.

Anxiety Management

This group will focus on learning skills for managing symptoms of anxiety. The group will meet weekly for four weeks each month.

Mondays 3:00 - 4:30p.m.

Couple's Skill Building Workshop

Couple's Skill Building is an 8 week workshop where participants will have a chance to learn and practice skills that have been proven highly successful in helping people manage relationships and stress related to daily life. This is not couples' counseling however you will have the opportunity to develop insights and skills that can improve the overall quality of your relationships. Seating is limited so if you are interested call now to reserve your seats.


For more information on our groups, please contact a counselor at: (208) 282 - 2130
(282-7750 for the Couple's Skill group)



The University Counseling and Testing Service serves Idaho State University with a dual mission. Our counseling services mission is to support the academic, emotional, social, vocational, spiritual, cultural, and professional development of students and other members of the ISU community by offering counseling, assessment, outreach, consultation, training, and educational and health promotion services. Our testing services mission is to initiate and provide a secure, professional, and proctored testing environment to meet individual, University, and community needs for admission, certification, licensure, correspondence, course placement, job placement, and academic course exams.


We support and affirm the University's core values of learning, diversity, engagement, leadership, responsiveness, and responsibility. In so doing, we commit to a counseling and testing work environment that is welcoming and comfortable for all individuals, regardless of race, sex, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, spiritual identification, national origin, or disability. We further commit to an ethical, efficient, and wise use of both our fiscal and human resources in support of our dual mission.

Learning Outcomes

The University Counseling and Testing Service plays a critical role in the educational, health, and wellness missions of Idaho State University. Our learning outcomes reflect our commitment to the safety and success of all ISU Students.
Learning Outcomes


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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209