Interacting with others can be a great way to learn and practice new ways of coping, thinking and engaging. Group counseling is an ideal fit for many students and may be for you. You’ll join 6 to 10 other Jaguars, along with counseling staff, to address specific areas of concern. Several types of groups are offered throughout the semester, often focusing on coping strategies, self-care, communication, social skills, and managing depression, anxiety, and/or stress. Group sessions typically last 60–90 minutes and are free of charge. Groups are offered in both telehealth and in-person formats. The availability of in-person services will be based on the public health situation.
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
Learn the foundation of five different approaches to managing the stresses of life.
Use art to improve coping and connect with other 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.
Build skills in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness.
I’m Still Here
Students of color will receive support and learn new ways to cope with the challenges navigating a predominantly white institution.
Mindfulness-based Stress Management
Learn about mindfulness and practice meditation techniques that can help reduce stress levels.
Understanding Self and Others
Learn new ways of relating to others, share your experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback.