Groups and Workshops: Overview
CAPS offers a variety of groups and workshops throughout the academic year. Based on your initial phone appointment, we may recommend one of these services. Call us at (831) 459-2628 to get more information on groups and workshops.
Groups, led by CAPS counselors, are typically held once a week for a quarter, and many groups continue through fall, winter, and spring. Most of our groups require sign-up and commitment to attend for one quarter. A few groups are "drop in," meaning you can just show up any week.
Visit our Groups page to learn more and see the most recent schedule, updated at the start of each quarter.
Some workshops are offered by CAPS counselors and others by our trained Peer Educators. Workshops may occur on a one-time basis or as part of a series, such as our Wellness Wednesdays series, offered weekly during fall, winter, and spring, with a different topic each week (e.g., self-compassion, academic skills, mindfulness). We also regularly offer a 3-part series called Embrace Your Life, which uses mindfulness-based tools to increase insight and self-acceptance and build coping.
We can also work with student and professional UCSC staff to offer workshops tailored to your audience: Contact us at (831) 459-2628 to discuss workshop options. Please give us at least 3 weeks' notice so we can coordinate with you and prepare.
Visit the CAPS Calendar, updated at the beginning of every quarter, to see all our current groups, workshops, and other events or call us during business hours at (831) 459-2628 to find out more. We also frequently post about upcoming groups and other events on our Facebook page.
Please contact us if you require a disability accommodation for any CAPS service or event.