Groups and Workshops: Overview

CAPS offers a variety of groups and workshops throughout the academic year, primarily in fall, winter, and spring quarters. 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 quarters. 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.

Although groups will not be meeting regularly in the summer, there will be several meetings of the drop-in Parent-Student Support Group, for students who are also parents. Two upcoming meetings are on Monday, August 27th, from noon to 1:30 pm and Monday, September 24th, from 10:30 am to noon at Family Student Housing #712. Call CAPS with questions at 831-459-2628, or call Susan Gulbe Walsh at 831-459-2377.

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 quarters, with a different topic each week (e.g., self-compassion, academic skills, mindfulness). We also regularly offer two different three-part series, Anxiety Toolbox and Mindful Living (formerly called Embrace Your Life) in fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Visit our Peer-Led Workshops, Wellness Series, Anxiety Toolbox, and Mindful Living pages to learn more and see the most recent schedules.

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.

Learn More

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.