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Group Therapy

Current/Upcoming Groups

You can read more about our groups below. Due to current health and safety guidelines, groups will be offered virtually using a secure videoconferencing platform.

In addition to group therapy options, you can take a look at our Virtual Workshops and Gathering Spaces.  

Building Emotional Well-Being for Graduate and Professional Students

This group will meet Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. starting Oct. 5th

Building Emotional Well-Being is a structured group program that teaches foundational mindfulness skills with the aim to help students:

  • Develop strategies to manage stress/anxiety
  • Improve self-care practices
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Increase ability to manage difficult emotions

Building Emotional Well-Being is a 6 week group program that meets weekly for 60 minutes. The group is typically comprised of 6-8 group members and 2 group co-facilitators from CAPS. It is open to full-time graduate and professional students across both campuses who are enrolled in degree-seeking programs. Students must be located in Illinois.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Building Emotional Well-Being Group, please contact CAPS to set up an Initial Care Plan Phone Meeting. Following the Initial Care Plan Phone Meetings, students will attend a brief virtual meeting with the group co-facilitators to learn more about group and to ensure that it is the best fit for them.

Understanding Self and Others (Interpersonal Process Group) for Graduate and Professional Students

There will be two interpersonal process groups: 

Section 1 will meet weekly on Thursdays from 12:15pm-1:45pm starting September 30th 

Section 2 will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:30am starting September 28th 

Understanding Self and Others is a safe space for graduate and professional students who are looking for support and a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships with others. Group therapy offers students an opportunity to share experiences, learn new perspectives, and experiment with new behaviors and ways of being. Through this process, students develop insight and tools to help improve the quality of their lives.

Understanding Self and Others for Graduate and Professional Students meets weekly for 90 minutes over the course of a quarter. The group is typically comprised of 6-8 group members and 2 group co-facilitators from CAPS. It is open to full-time graduate and professional students across both campuses who are enrolled in degree-seeking programs. Students must be located in Illinois.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about Understanding Self and Others, please contact CAPS to set up an Initial Care Plan Phone Meeting. Following the Initial Care Plan Phone Meetings, students will attend a brief virtual meeting with the group co-facilitators to learn more about the group and to ensure that it is the best fit for them.