The Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma (CGCT) is focused on the advancement of group-based counselling research and delivery through the assessment and treatment of clients, community engagement, and the training of clinicians in group counselling interventions.



Jason Villeneuve and Jason Lozon stand with a group of riders as part of the Ride to Survive.

UBC’s Center for Group Counselling & Trauma has sent two Afghanistan Veterans to Australia to participate in the Ride to Survive Campaign. The Ride to Survive Campaign is a 20-day bike ride starting in Brisbane and ending in Sydney for the opening of the 2018 Invictus Games. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of Post-traumatic Stress (PTS) & mental health in communities across Australia.

You can follow the riders on their 3600km journey on Instagram @vstholdings or through www.veteransstandtogether.org. You can also help support the riders along their ride by donating at support.ubc.ca/invictus-games. We are grateful for the support we’ve received from our sponsors Integra Resources & Kirkland Lake Gold, however any additional donations to help compensate for the unexpected cost associated with a project such as this would be greatly appreciated.



  • 20-year Veteran’s Transition Program for returning veterans transitioning to civilian life.
  • 3-year pilot project providing group counselling services to university-aged men with depression, and men with prostate cancer.