You may be referred to our Group Program during the Triage call or at intake if the intake counselor believes that your needs would be best met in a group setting. This may be based upon matching your concerns with a group that focuses specifically on those concerns. Also, groups are perfect for students who are dissatisfied with their friend or romantic relationships. To ensure the best decision, most group leaders prefer to conduct a group intake in which one or both leaders meet with you to learn about what you’re looking for, to give you specific information about how the group works, and to help you decide if the group seems like a good fit. The two basic types of groups that CAPS offers are:
New Interpersonal Growth Groups at CAPS
CAPS now has an exciting new initiative in group therapy. We are offering at least one co-ed Interpersonal Growth Group every day. In these groups, 7-10 students meet weekly with 2 therapist leaders. Group is a great place to share your concerns, get support, and learn from others. Students who participate in group therapy feel less isolated, more self-aware, and more connected to others as a result of being in group. The true power of Interpersonal Growth Groups lies in the interactions among members, their reactions to each other, and what they learn about themselves as a result. Interpersonal Growth Groups provide an opportunity to learn about how others experience you, to study your own style of relating, and to learn how that style may interfere with developing satisfying relationships. In group, you can experiment with being different.
These groups address one particular issue, such as eating disorders, sexual assault, or graduate women’s issues. You are usually referred directly to one of these groups by your clinician.