All Current Groups

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CAPS offers a variety of weekly groups during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Some offer support and discussion, and others focus more on providing education and tools. For most of our groups, students sign up at the beginning of a quarter and attend weekly for that quarter; a few are drop-in groups, meaning you can come any week you want to with no sign-up required.

WEEKLY GROUPS
Call to schedule a short screening appointment and sign up for the quarter—groups usually fill up by the second or third week of the quarter. Groups may be offered in-person or by Zoom.

CAPS Weekly Counseling Groups for Fall Quarter 2021

Day/Time

Group Name

Description

Facilitator

Mondays

3:00 – 4:15 pm

GENERAL SUPPORT GROUP

Are you feeling overwhelmed, isolated, stuck, and/or scattered?  This is a weekly space to connect with others about how we're managing.  Whether social or academic stresses, global or community concerns - let's talk about how these all impact us, and how we can take care of ourselves and of each other.

Julia Ragen, PsyD

(831) 502-8029

Ian Fetterolf, M.A.

(831) 502-7220

 

Tuesdays

1:00 -2:00 pm

HEALING AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT

A group designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for students who have experienced sexual assault as an adult to share experiences, connect with others, and receive
support in regaining a greater sense of control and empowerment in their lives.

Danielle Smith, Ph.D.

(831) 459-5388

Stephanie Juarez Cordova, PsyD

(831) 459-5704

Wednesdays

2:00 -3:00 pm

UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN’S GROUP

A confidential space for female-identified undergraduate students who would like the support of other women in exploring relationships, self-image, self-esteem, school, family, and other issues.

Niki Severson, LCSW

(831) 459-2753

Vi Negrete, M.A.

(831) 502-7192

Wednesdays

1:00 -2:30 pm

UNDERSTANDING MYSELF & OTHERS

A supportive group for undergraduate students to learn more about themselves, significant
life events, significant relationships, and
how they relate to others.

Dave McNew, Psy.D.

(831) 459-4038

Thursdays

1:30 –3:00 pm

DBT SKILLS: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING INTENSE EMOTIONS

A group for students who are struggling with emotions that are so intense or overwhelming that they lead to problems like self-harm, thinking about suicide, or instability in relationships. DBT skills group can help you learn new, evidence-based ways of handling intense emotions, and reduce the troubling behaviors and other struggles that go with them, so that life feels more worth living.

Danielle Smith, Psy.D.

(831) 459-5388

Sasha Faust, Psy.D.

(831) 459-5446

Tuesdays

4:00 - 5:00 pm

RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE

A support group for BIPOC identifying students to explore intersectionality, seek liberation from social injustice, and cultivate connection and community.

Jess Magallanes Evans, Psy.D.

(831) 459-2109

Thursdays

4:30-5:30 pm

BLACK WOMEN’S GROUP

A group for students who identify as female and African, Black and Caribbean to discuss and share feelings about the trials and triumphs of being a self-identifed black woman in 2021. Topics for discussion will include the challenges of relationships, finances, family, school, weight, self-esteem, and loss, as examples.

Jacquelyn Rabouin, LMFT, Ph.D.

(831) 459-2220

To be determined

 

 

GRADUATE WOMEN’S GROUP

 

A supportive place for female identified graduate students to talk about the stressors of being a grad student, both personal and professional. Common topics include relationship with faculty and peers, Imposter Syndrome, procrastination, and how to have a life outside of grad school.

Audrey Kim, Ph.D.

(831) 459-1373

 

Thursdays

5:15 – 6:45 pm

 

GRADUATE MEN’S GROUP

 

A support group for male graduate students who wish to come together to discuss the challenges of being a grad student. This group is participant driven, with the goal of fostering a deeper sense of community while exploring personal, academic, and professional concerns.

Richard Enriquez Ph.D.

(831) 459-4799

Richie Koenig, M.A.

(831) 459-2620

 

DROP-IN GROUPS
No sign-up required—come any week! Groups will be offered by ZOOM - please see CAPS Calendar for Zoom invitation.

CAPS Drop-in Groups Schedule for Fall Quarter 2021

DAY/TIME

GROUP NAME

DESCRIPTION

FACILITATOR

Mondays

3:30-4:30pm

Tuesdays

1:00-2:00pm

 

 

STRESSED OUT? DROP IN!

Are you stressed? Drop  in to share your concerns, get support from your peers, and learn tools for managing these stressful times

 

CAPS Staff

(831) 459-2628

Wednesday

2:00-3:00pm

 

BLACK MINDS MATTER

An opportunity for students to discuss current events that affect the black community

 

Jacquelyn Rabouin, LMFT. Ph.D.

(831) 459-2220

Wednesday

3:00-3:30pm

Thursdays

12:00-12:30pm

 30-MINUTE MINDFULNESS

 A drop-in group to learn evidence-based methods for coping with various stressors (e.g., distance learning, Covid19, ongoing racialized violence...).

 

CAPS Staff

(831) 459-2628

The schedule posted above and our CAPS GOOGLE CALENDAR are updated at the beginning of fall, winter, and spring quarters and provide the schedule and description of the groups we are currently offering. We also frequently post information about groups and other upcoming events on our Facebook page.

Groups that are offered each quarter vary, but typical groups offered by CAPS may address the following:

  • Anxiety issues
  • Eating problems and body image
  • Grief and loss
  • How one relates to oneself and/or other people
  • LGBTQI identity and concerns
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Sexual trauma
  • Student of color identity and concerns
  • Support and discussion around general issues for women

To get started with most of our groups, contact the CAPS main office or the counselor facilitating that group (listed on the group schedule page), who will talk to you about the group to make sure that it would be appropriate for your needs and prepare you for the group experience. This contact will give you an opportunity to decide if the group is a good choice for you. Most of our groups require that you sign up at the beginning of a quarter and attend weekly for that quarter. For drop-in groups, you can just show up any week with no prior sign-up.

Sign-up for weekly groups usually happens in the first week or two of each quarter, so be sure to contact us before groups fill up and close for the quarter.

Please call CAPS at (831) 459-2628 for more information or if you require a disability accommodation for a group.