All Current Groups

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COUNSELING GROUPS—Spring Quarter 2022

CAPS offers two sorts of groups: 1) weekly groups, which require students to sign up for a quarter and attend weekly after a short screening meeting with the counselor(s) running the group, and 2) drop-in groups, to which students can come any time with no screening appointment. For more info about a specific group, call the counselor(s) listed.

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. All groups will be offered by Zoom.

CAPS Weekly Counseling Groups for Spring Quarter 2022
Day/Time
Group Name
Description
Facilitator
Mondays
3:00 PM–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, Psy.D.
(831) 502-8029

Ian Fetterolf, M.A.
(831) 502-7220
 
Tuesdays
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
ANXIETY SKILLS GROUP
Is anxiety coming between you and your goals? Learn helpful skills to manage anxious thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations in a safe and supportive group setting.
Richard Enriquez Ph.D.
(831) 459-4799
Tuesdays
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Fridays
1:30 PM-3:00 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. 
Tues: Danielle Smith, Ph.D.
(831) 459-5388

Dave McNew, Psy.D
(831) 459-4038

Friday:
Stephanie Juarez Cordova, Psy.D.
(831) 459-5704

Sasha Faust, Psy.D.
(831) 459-5446
Wednesdays
9:30 AM-11:00 AM

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 

Wednesdays
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
 
Thursdays
1:30 PM-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.
Wednesdays:
Audrey Kim, Ph.D.
(831) 459-1373
 
Thursdays:
Danielle Smith, Psy.D.
(831) 459-5388
Wednesdays
4:00 PM-5:15 PM 

S.E.R
(Sanar Emociones y Relaciones/
Healing Emotions and Relationships)

This virtual support group is for Latinx students who want to deepen self-understanding, enhance self-care, and learn ways to navigate difficult relationships.

Erica Lopez LMFT
(831) 459-2628

Thursdays
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

LIVING WITH LOSS

A supportive environment where students can connect through learning about honoring grief and loss issues while managing academic demands.

Susan Gulbe Walsh Ph.D.
(831) 459-2377

Thursdays
3:00 PM-4:30 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

Thursdays
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

BLACK LGBT GROUP 

A space where you can be all of your identities at once and completely accepted for who you are. This is also a space where you can discuss the concerns unique to being LGBT and African, Black and Caribbean and build community simultaneously. 

Jacquelyn Rabouin, LMFT, Ph.D.
(831) 459-2220

Lain Lease LMFT
(831) 459-1476

Thursdays
5:15 PM-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

Fridays
10 AM-11:30 AM
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

Fridays
4:00 PM-5:00 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-identified black woman in 2022. 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

 

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 Spring Quarter 2022

DAY/TIME

GROUP NAME

DESCRIPTION

FACILITATOR

TBD

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

Wednesdays
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

 

BLACK MINDS MATTER

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

 

Jacquelyn Rabouin, LMFT. Ph.D.
(831) 459-2220

Wednesdays
3:00 PM-3:30 PM

Thursdays
3:30 PM-4:00 PM

 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...).

Wednesdays:
Julia Ragen, Psy.D.
(831) 502-8029

Thursdays:
Jaelien Pinheiro, Psy.D.
(831) 459-2828

Thursdays
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
May 12-June 2
MANAGING GRIEF
This is a 4-week, drop-in support group for students to access a safe space to learn about managing the loss of loved ones while tending to academic, social, and other responsibilities.
Susan Gulbe Walsh Ph.D.
(831) 459-2377

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.

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.