Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of groups for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students each semester. While many of our groups run open-endedly, some of our offerings change from semester to semester. Membership in a group is by referral only; all students in our groups have an assigned primary counselor at CAPS. Please speak with your primary counselor about group if you are interested in participating in a group. If you do not have a primary counselor and are interested in our groups, please walk-in Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and speak with a Triage clinician. Group counseling is a very effective and efficient way to deal with many of the concerns that face undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.
The list below is a description of groups commonly offered.
Groups typically offered:
Building Social Confidence Group
For students facing anxiety in social situations.
Understanding Self and Others Group
Various groups offered for students who are interested in understanding relationships.
For undergraduate and non-teaching graduate students interested in learning mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and acceptance skills.
Issues with the Family
For undergraduate and non-teaching graduate students to address issues with the family of origin.
Journey to Healing Group
A healing group for undergraduate and graduate women who are survivors of sexual violence.
Men’s Process Group
For graduate and non-traditional undergraduate male students interested in exploring their inner-self, being able to freely express their emotions and relating with other males in a healthy way.
Empowering Young Women’s Group
For female students interested in exploring family of origin concerns and interactions with others.
Understanding Self & Others with Art Therapy Group
For undergraduate students to explore relationships, family, and life transitions with art therapy.
Black Student Empowerment Group
A safe space for undergraduate and non-teaching graduate students to discuss stressors such as academics, relationships, family, discrimination, incorporating essential elements of ethnic identity.
LGBTQ+ Empowerment Group
For LGBTQ+ students who are interested in exploring relationship issues, life transitions, and decisions related to sexual orientation that could include religion and family, among other topics.
Body Wellness Group
A group for female students that are interested in improving body image with the use of art therapy.
For those who wish to grieve the loss of a loved one.