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Fall 2020 Group Options

CAPS groups for Fall 2020 will be held remotely

All groups, except for Managing Your Moods, Chai and Chat, and the All-Gender Empowerment Support Group, require a pre-group appointment with the group leader.   
Call CAPS at (909) 537-5040 to schedule your pre-group appointment.

Managing Your Moods
3-Week Group -- Offered 3 times this semester!

September - Thursdays - 9/3, 9/10, and 9/17 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
October - Wednesdays - 10/7, 10/14, and 10/21– 9:00-10:00 a.m. 
November - Mondays - 11/9, 11/16, and 11/23 – 9:00-10:00 a.m. – Register here

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions? Are you finding it difficult to control feelings of stress, sadness or anger? Feelings cannot be eliminated, but this workshop series can help you learn strategies to manage overwhelming emotions. Choose the three-week sequence that works for your schedule and register above. Note: This group does not require a pre-group appointment.

Overcoming Anxiety Group -- Closed for fall semester

Mondays
10:30 - 11:50 a.m.

Do you find yourself constantly worrying, stressed, overwhelmed, or in a panic? You’re not alone! This group is for you to find new ways to manage anxiety (including over thinking, social anxiety, and panic attacks). Come check it out!

AMAC (Adults Molested as Children) Group  -- Closed for fall semester

Tuesday
10:30 – 11:50 a.m.

This group provides a safe, empowering, and supportive environment for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to continue to grow along the path to increased self-empowerment. This group will decrease feelings of isolation while building collective inner strength, self-worth and healthy coping skills to thrive in life

Domestic Abuse Survivor Support Group -- Closed for fall semester

Tuesdays
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

This group provides a supportive environment where survivors of any form of domestic abuse can come together to build self-empowerment while learning healthy coping skills. Note: if you need individual support, please call CAPS for an individual appointment or see the Advocacy Services Resource page for additional resources.

Meditation Group -- Closed for fall semester

Tuesdays
4:00 - 5:20 p.m.

This group aims to introduce you to various forms of meditation that will increase awareness and compassion for self and others as well as reduce feelings of anxiety and disconnection. No prior experience necessary! Take part in this ancient practice that has been shown to improve both mental and physical well-being!

LGBT+ Group -- Closed for fall semester

Wednesdays
4:00-5:20 p.m.

This group provides a safe, empowering, and confidential space for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, or pansexual to receive support with identity, coming out, and relationship issues.

Virtually Together -- Closed for fall semester

Wednesdays
1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Does physical distancing leave you feeling bored, stressed, sad, or anxious? Join this virtual group as we keep our physical distance and stay socially connected to maintain our physical and mental well-being.

Courage, Compassion, Connection Group -- Closed for fall semester

Thursdays
12:30 - 1:50 p.m.

This group, based on renowned researcher Brené Brown’s work, aims to help you cultivate courage so you can be emotionally honest with yourself and others, set boundaries, and allow yourself to be vulnerable. You will also increase your connection to others and nourish a resilient spirit. In embracing who you are rather than who you think you should be, you will grow in compassion toward yourself and others!

Virtually Together -- Closed for fall semester

Thursdays
2:30 – 3:50 p.m.

Does physical distancing leave you feeling bored, stressed, sad, or anxious? Join this virtual group as we keep our physical distance and stay socially connected to maintain our physical and mental well-being.

Stronger TogetHER -- Closed for fall semester

Thursday
4:00 – 5:20 p.m.

This group is for all female identifying students to share their experiences, connect with each other, and provide and receive support as we navigate through life's challenges.

All-Gender Empowerment Support Group 

Fridays -- Beginning Spring 2021
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

For survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse. Receive support, take part in healing activities, and increase coping skills. Topics such as boundaries, anger, stress management and self-care will be discussed. This group is confidential. There is no pre-appointment needed and you may come as often as you choose. For more information on the Support Group see the Survivor Advocacy Services website.

Veterans Support Group

Fridays
Noon - 1:20 p.m.

Veterans Support Group provides a space for former service members from all branches (including current Reserves and National Guard, and those who have deployed and those who have not) to come together to support each other with whatever life concerns they may have. Group provides an opportunity for veterans to serve other veterans.

 

What is group therapy?

In group therapy, approximately 4-10 individuals meet with trained group therapists. During the group meeting time, members decide what they want to talk about. Members are encouraged to give feedback to others. Feedback includes expressing your own feelings about what someone says or does. Interaction between group members is highly encouraged and provides each person with an opportunity to try out new ways of behaving; it also provides members with an opportunity for learning more about the way they interact with others. It is a safe environment in which members work to establish a level of trust that allows them to talk personally and honestly. Group members make a commitment to the group and are instructed that the content of the group sessions are confidential. It is not appropriate for group members to disclose events of the group to an outside person.

Why is group therapy helpful?

  1. People tend to recreate in the group the difficulties that brought them there. With the direction of the group therapist, the group is able to give support, offer alternatives, and comfort members in such a way that these difficulties become resolved and alternative behaviors are learned.
  2. People can learn new, healthier ways of relating to others in group.                                           
  3. One of the most helpful aspects of group is for members to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope and help. It is comforting to hear that other people have a similar difficulty or have already worked through a problem that deeply disturbs another group member.
  4. People feel free to care about each other because of the climate of trust in a group.
  5. As members gain comfort in being in the group, they will be able to speak more freely. The psychological safety of the group will allow the expression of those feelings which are often difficult to express outside of group. Members can then more easily ask for the support they need.

 If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services three working days in advance at (909) 537-5040 or psychcounseling@csusb.edu