Group therapy is often the best way to work on problems, especially when the problems deal with issues about your relationships. Being a member of a group allows you to interact with peers who are not part of your everyday life. These interactions, along with those of the therapist, can give you useful feedback that you may not get from friends or family. Group is also a safe environment where you can safely try out different ways of interacting with others, such as initiating conversations or improving your listening skills.
The specific groups available each semester vary in theme and time commitment, but in recent semesters we have offered groups for students struggling with anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, emotional regulation, eating issues, grief and loss, sexual identity, and general interpersonal issues for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Summer 2023 Group Offerings
Just call CAPS and express interest: 848-932-7884
Students will learn skills related to mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness
- Mon. from 2:00 PM – 2:25 PM, In-Person (6/5)
- Tues. from 11:00 AM – 12:25 PM, Virtual (5/16)
- Wed. from 2:00 PM – 3:25 PM, Virtual (5/17)
Interpersonal process groups aim to support students with any social or interpersonal concern (e.g., challenges making or keeping friends, difficulty trusting others and being vulnerable, family conflict). These groups involve reflecting on communication and relationship patterns, providing and receiving feedback, and practicing different ways of relating in the group space. These groups require a group screening and consistent attendance is encouraged.
- Thurs. 3:00-4:30 PM, Virtual (6/1)
Coping with Social Anxiety
Social anxiety is very common – probably more than you think. The good news is that you can overcome it! In this group you’ll learn what causes social anxiety and develop proven skills to change it. Students learn from and support each other in a non-judgmental and positive environment. Group space is limited, and students will be admitted in the order they were referred.
- Wed. from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, In-Person@CAPS (6/14)
TREM – Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model
This group is for students who can benefit from cognitive-behavioral, skills training, and psychoeducational strategies to address trauma recovery and healing.
- Tues. from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, In-Person@CAPS (6/13)
Next Step Yoga Group will start and end with a short mindful or guided meditation. The group will then participate in one chair yoga flow and one standing yoga flow. We invite all students to turn off their cameras during the meditations and yoga flows. Cameras will be on for check-ins before, during and after group. Yoga group is for all bodies and all levels of experience.
- Mon. from 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM, Virtual (5/22)
Combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to meet difficult internal and external experiences with less resistance. During the group, participants will learn about and practice mindful self-compassion skills.
- Tues. from 2:00 PM – 2:55 PM, Virtual (5/16)
Individual psychotherapy and counseling at CAPS are interventions for college students who are experiencing depression, anxiety, loss, or situational difficulties such as adjusting to transition and change. The goal is to enhance the individual’s ability to manage their feelings and behaviors, make sound decisions, achieve personal goals, realize potential, and feel more in charge of their life.
The nature, approach, and concerns encountered in individual therapy vary greatly depending on the particular student’s issues and concerns. For college students going through significant developmental changes, individual therapy may be designed to address a particular challenge or to assist them gain insight to their current behaviors and feelings.