Group Therapy

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Group therapy provides students with an opportunity to connect with and receive support from other students who are experiencing similar concerns. It is an effective way to learn from others and build strategies to navigate personal challenges and difficult emotions. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a range of groups to support students, including general therapy groups, structured groups, and identity-based groups. We invite you to review our current offerings and consider which group may be a good fit for you!

If you are interested in participating in a group or learning more about the options, please contact our office. Prior to joining a group, you will participate in an Initial Consultation during which you can discuss your interest and learn more about the available options.

We will begin to discuss group therapy options with students at the start of the semester, and our groups will remain available for students to join until they are full.

Fall 2022 Group Therapy Schedule

Keep Calm and Carry On

Wednesdays, 2pm-3:30pm, in person

Robin and Jayoti

Interested in improving your health and wellness? In this group, you will learn how to navigate stressful situations and manage tough emotions using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques.

Live Your Life

Thursdays, 1-2:30pm, virtual

Phil and Allison

The Live Your Life Group is a weekly group devoted to helping students encounter depression and anxiety (and related issues) differently in the pursuit of living a full and meaningful life. The weekly group sessions will be comprised of short educational components, group discussions, and experiential exercises. There are also LIFE exercises (LIFE stands for Living In Full Experience) to complete in between group meetings to help you apply what you are learning to your everyday life. Come join us to learn how to welcome all of your internal experiences (thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and memories), even when they are uncomfortable, in order to live your life in a way that is meaningful to you.

Understanding Self and Others (USO) for Graduate Students

Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm, virtual

Andrew and Justin

USO for Graduate Students is designed to help graduate students explore issues and dynamics that are affecting their personal lives. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. This group also provides an opportunity for members to practice new ways of behaving within a safe and encouraging environment where they can receive and provide feedback and support.

Understanding Self and Others

Thursdays, 3pm-4:30pm, in person

Diana and Anisah

This group is designed to help members explore issues and dynamics that are affecting their personal life. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. The group also provides an opportunity for members to practice new ways of behaving within a safe and encouraging environment where they can receive and provide feedback and support.

LGBTQ+ Group

Fridays, 11am-12:30pm, virtual

Alex and Jamie

This group offers a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+* community to learn more about how their identities impact their sense of self and relationships with others. In group, members will have the opportunity to share life stressors, give and receive feedback, as well as gain support from one another.

*LGBTQ+ is intended to be an inclusive umbrella term including those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, gender non-conforming, intersex, pansexual, and those questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Understanding Self and Others (USO) for Graduate Students

Fridays, 11am-12:30pm, virtual

Tory and Noël

USO for Graduate Students is designed to help graduate students explore issues and dynamics that are affecting their personal lives. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. This group also provides an opportunity for members to practice new ways of behaving within a safe and encouraging environment where they can receive and provide feedback and support.

FAB Living Group

Fridays, 1pm-2:30pm, in person

Kevin and Stephanie

Flexible and Balanced Living (FAB Living for short) is a 9-week group for students who feel stuck in a cycle of striving for perfection or high standards. It is based on concepts and skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it helps members learn new ways to deal with perfectionism and the problems it can cause (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression). Each week includes group discussions and guided exercises that help you gain a better understanding of the way you think, feel, and act. Topics we’ll discuss include changing unhelpful thinking patterns, adjusting unhealthy self-expectations, challenging negative self-talk, and improving self-worth and self-esteem.

I Thought It Was Me

Fridays, 1pm-2:30pm, virtual

Shereen and Keshani

This group is designed to support students who have been negatively affected by traumatic experiences and/or all forms of abuse within their family of origin and who are actively seeking healing around issues related to these experiences. We strive to create a supportive and safe environment that acknowledges that the healing process is unique to each individual. The goal of the group is to facilitate a sense of awareness, reduce self-blame and shame, and build mutual support and connection between members.