If you would benefit from interacting with other students to learn and practice new ways of thinking and behaving, group counseling may be a good fit for you. You’ll join 8–10 other Jaguars and trained facilitators to address a specific area of concern. Groups are offered on a number of topics throughout the semester, often focusing on communication and social skills, depression, anxiety, or stress management. Group sessions typically last 60–90 minutes and are free of charge.
If you are also using CAPS’ individual counseling services, let your counselor know if you are interested in a group. They will offer their recommendations and may schedule a pre-group meeting with the group leader.
Types of groups
Understanding Self and Others
Learn new ways of relating to others, share your experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback.
Mindfulness-based Stress Management
Learn about mindfulness and practice meditation techniques that can help reduce stress levels.
Learn the foundation of five different approaches to managing the stresses of life.
Build skills in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Use art to improve coping and connect with other connect group members.
Cultivating Mindful Self-Compassion
Learn to increase the capacity for self-compassionate responding in order to improve emotional well-being, build resilience, and cultivate more adaptive approaches to life challenges.