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19/09/2022 - 14:34

SÁLRÆKT - Counseling for English speaking students

SÁLRÆKT - Counseling for English speaking students - Available at University of Iceland

Students of the University of Iceland are invited to take part in „Sálrækt - group counseling“ this winter free of charge. The University has provided this service to students since 2018. The goal is to help students learn to use an evidence based theoretical model to cope with stressful situations related to school, relationships, difficult feelings and more.

Group meetings take place in Miðberg and in Suðurberg that are classrooms in Setberg, the Building of Academic Affairs. There will be 10 meetings this semester held on Wednesdays at 2-3.30 PM. The first one will be 5 October.

Facilitator is dr. Gunnar Hrafn Birgisson, clinical psychologist ( His theoretical orientation is mainly Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy originated by dr. Albert Ellis, and in Positive Psychology.

If you would like to sign up please send us an e-mail to with your name and phone number. Keep in mind that availability is limited and spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Students may be admitted from a waiting list later during the semester if/when a place becomes available.