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Spring 2024 Group Options

Spring 2024 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 for Spring 2024

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!   

Interpersonal Process Group – In Person -- Closed for Spring 2024

1:00-2:20 p.m.

This group will provide an opportunity for students to process concerns and seek support from peers as well as a chance to practice social skill building and connecting with others. The group may be beneficial for students to get support and new perspectives on various life concerns (adjusting to college, low self-esteem, difficulty opening up to/trusting others, social anxiety, fear of disappointing others, difficulty expressing needs to others, difficulty setting boundaries, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts…) and to increase their understanding of how they relate to themselves and others.

QT Talks – In Person 

10:30-11:50 a.m.   

This group provides a brave, empowering, and confidential space for students who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex, ace, and/or questioning to connect with one another. This group is student-centered and may cover various topics including but not limited to relationships, identity exploration, safety, joy, coping skills, family, and community.

Building Resilience After Trauma – In Person  -- Closed for Spring 2024

4:00-5:30 p.m .  

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.   

Rewriting Grief – In Person  -- Closed for Spring 2024

Wednesdays  - 8 weeks (2/21-4/17)
10:30-11:50 a.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.   

Man II Man - Virtual 

12:00-1:20 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. 

Students on the Autism Spectrum – In Person   -- Closed for Spring 2024

1:00-2:20 p.m.

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.  

She Se Puede – In Person -- Closed for Spring 2024

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

This group provides a safe and empowering environment for all who identify as Latina to gain a deeper understanding of how our Latin culture impacts us and our relationships. Join us in recognizing our strengths as Latinas, build community y transformar nuestra historia.

Healing Together: Depression Support Group – In Person   

2:30 - 3:50 p.m.   

Have you been struggling with feelings of sadness, numbness, or loss of interest in what you previously enjoyed? This group will help you recognize you're not alone, enable you to process and understand your feelings in much more depth, and provide you with the tools and resources necessary to cope and heal.  

Befriending Yourself – In Person  -- Closed for Spring 2024

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.   

AMAC (Adults Molested as Children) Group  – Virtual  

9:00 – 10:30 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.   

Mindful Yotes – In Person  -- Closed for Spring 2024

10:30-11:50 a.m

This group aims to introduce you to various forms of meditation and mindfulness practices that will increase awareness and compassion for self and others as well as reduce feelings of anxiety and disconnection. No prior experience necessary! 

Journaling for Growth – Virtual 

10:30-11:50 a.m .  

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.

Veterans Round Table – In Person at the VSC & Virtual 

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Join this weekly drop-in group to have a place to connect with other student veterans on any topic or issue on your mind.

Healthy Relationships Group – In Person -- Closed for Spring 2024

2:30-3:50 p.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.

Create and Connect -- Palm Desert Campus


In this creative support group, you will make a personalized wellness journal and learn skills to reduce stress, cultivate self-compassion, and increase well-being while connecting with others in a fun and supportive atmosphere. No artistic skills needed!

Call (909) 537-8177 to sign up.