Groups

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Please note that our groups are not offered during the summer and will resume in early fall quarter 2017! Check back then for updates to the groups offered, as well as the schedule.

CAPS offers a variety of groups each quarter. Some offer support and discussion, and others focus more on providing education and tools. Most meet every week at the same time and require you to sign up at the start of the quarter; a few are drop-in groups (such as our queer and questioning groups held at the Cantu Center; Voices, a support and discussion group for people of color; and Tea & Talk for International Students), meaning you can come when you want to with no sign-up required.

Our CAPS Calendar and downloadable and printable group schedule, updated at the beginning of each quarter, provide the schedule and description of the groups we are offering that quarter. 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 address themes such as the following:

  • Aspergers/Autism Spectrum
  • Eating problems and body image
  • Grief and loss
  • How one relates to oneself and/or other people
  • Issues facing international students or students of various ethnicities/races
  • LGBTQI identity and concerns
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood problems, such as depression or bipolar disorder
  • Women’s issues and support

To get started with most of our groups, contact the counselor facilitating that group, 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.

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