Welcome from the CAPS Group Therapy Coordinator

Thank you for visiting the website for the Group Program at the Northwestern University (NU) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). I am glad that you are interested in finding out more about the CAPS group program. Group therapy is an excellent form of counseling that has been shown to be as effective, and at times, more effective, than individual therapy. Each quarter, CAPS offers several self-exploration and therapy groups designed to facilitate healing, learning, and change.

Group meetings do not count towards the 12 sessions allotted to each student. Therefore, full-time Northwestern students can participate in as many groups as they would like throughout their tenure at NU. Groups are free to students.

For more information regarding the benefits of group, a list of groups CAPS offers, feedback and evaluation from previous CAPS groups’ participants, eligibility for group services, and how to join CAPS groups, please read below. Thanks again for your interest!

Undergraduate Student Group

Description: This group is an emotional intelligence and relationship group for undergraduates. It allows a safe place for students to explore their emotions more deeply and reflect more honestly on their behaviors and thoughts in relationships. Students learn which relational patterns are healthy and promote connections and which are hampering healthy relationships. Contact: Dr. Wei-Jen Huang at (847) 491-2151 for more information about days, times, and joining the group.

Graduate Student Group

Description: This group is an emotional intelligence and relationship group for graduate students. It allows a safe place for students to explore their emotions more deeply and reflect more honestly on their behaviors and thoughts in relationships. Students learn which relational patterns are healthy and promote connections and which are hampering healthy relationships. Contact: Dr. Wei-Jen Huang at (847) 491-2151 for more information about days, times, and joining the group.