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Spring 2023 Group Options

Spring 2023 Therapy Groups at CAPS   

All groups require a pre-group appointment with the group leader.     

Call CAPS at (909) 537-5040 to schedule your pre-group appointment.     

Groups are designated below if they are in-person or virtual.    

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    

Overcoming Anxiety Group – In Person   -- CLOSED

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 overthinking, social anxiety, and panic attacks). Come, check it out!   

Students on the Autism Spectrum – In Person 

9:00 – 10:20 am  

This group is intended for students on the autism spectrum to have a non-judgmental and empowering environment where they can openly explore various topics, including self-care, academic and social competence, self-advocacy, and interpersonal skills. Students will have a safe space to provide and receive support. The group will meet weekly and is not a drop-in group.  

Building Resilience After Trauma – In Person  -- CLOSED

4:00-5:30 pm 

If you have experienced or witnessed a life-threatening situation, you may still find yourself struggling in many ways. You may have difficulty moving on with your life – regardless of whether it happened years ago or even in the past year. Join this interactive, safe, and supportive group to engage in evidence-based practices to heal, build resilience, and work through the traumas that keep you from living your full potential.   

LGBTQ+ Group - Virtual  

Wednesdays  beginning in April, 2023
10:30-11:50 a.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.   

Man II Man - Virtual  

Wednesdays  beginning in April, 2023
1:00-2:20 p.m.  

Come and share your experiences of being a man in today's world. Learn together in this group about the challenges and pressures facing men and the tools we use to improve the quality of our relationships with others and with ourselves, with our academic success, our work, our health and our lives.   

Rewriting Grief – In Person  -- CLOSED

2:30-3:50 p.m.    

Death and grief are normal experiences but may also be emotional and overwhelming. There is no “right way” to grieve, only to honor and grow with it. Join this eight-week group for support and connection with others who have also experienced the death of someone they know.   

Befriending Yourself – In Person  -- CLOSED

4:00-5:20 p.m.   

Many individuals know how to extend love and kindness toward others but find it difficult to provide compassion towards themselves. This group is about practicing self-compassion and speaking kindly to yourself. You will become aware of how and why we talk to ourselves the way we do. You will learn ways to turn love inward and embrace who you are, rather than who you think you should be.   

Brothers Together: Men of Color Support/Process Group - Virtual  

Wednesdays  beginning in April, 2023
5:00-6:20 p.m.   

A gathering for Men of Color to safely and openly discuss topics related to our identities and experiences, to gather and process how current events and life experiences impact our mental health, and to explore how to be successful as a MOC in our lives emotionally, academically, and professionally. Within a supportive and brave social context of respect and empowerment, we will process experiences related to racism and discrimination, empowering self-expression, development of healthy relationships, while addressing mental health concerns. This safe, brave space is designed to explore the intersections of identity being MOC in today’s world at CSUSB.    

AMAC (Adults Molested as Children) Group - Virtual  -- CLOSED

9:00 – 10:20 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.   

First in the Pack - Virtual  -- CLOSED

10:30-11:50 am

Connect and create community with other First Gen College students and have honest conversations about the unique struggles of being the first in your family going to college. This group provides a safe space to empower, educate, and create success during your college years. 

Journaling for Growth - Virtual -- CLOSED 

10:30-11:50 am   

Do you struggle with depression and/or anxiety? Do you feel stuck and unmotivated? Are you facing big decisions in life and you don’t know what to do? Join this group to learn journaling skills that will help you gain mental clarity, creativity, motivation, purpose, and greater joy in living.     

Healthy Relationships Group – In Person -- CLOSED

10:30-11:50 a.m.

This group focuses on aspects of healthy romantic relationships and provides a brave space for students to share struggles and successes, lessons and losses from current and past experiences. This group will integrate discussion-based learning as well as interactive activities and evidence-based relationship tools.

Veterans Support Group – Virtual 

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.   

Location: Virtual   

Veterans Support Group provides a space for former and current 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.   

All-Gender Empowerment Support Group – In Person  -- CLOSED

Eight (8) Fridays  (March 3 - April 28, 2023)
2:30 - 4:00 PM  

This is a weekly, drop-in empowerment support group for students that are survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. The group provides a confidential space for students to connect with other survivors. Give support. Receive support. Increase coping skills. Share your story- or feel free not to.