CAPS Group Therapy and Support Groups
Group counseling allows you to explore feelings in a trusting and supportive environment. You can try out new behaviors, improve social/communication skills, and receive feedback from others. Groups can be especially helpful if you feel isolated or are concerned about how you relate to others. As you hear others experiences and share yours, you gain support and are able to help other people as well.
Participation in any of the groups may require meeting with a group leader to discuss what you can expect from the group and what is expected of you in the group.
All groups will be offered over Zoom. Participants must reside in Utah. If you are interested in attending, please call the CAPS office at 435.797.1012.
Skills Training Group
Tuesday | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The skills training group consists of mini lectures followed by class discussions, and requires active participation, including completion of simple homework assignments. Group members must concurrently participate in individual therapy. The group is divided into 4 modules of various lengths.
- Core Mindfulness Skills
- Emotion Regulation Skills
- Distress Tolerance Skills
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
Thursdays | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
This group will introduce participants to the concept of mindfulness and its benefits and applications through four sessions. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their reactions to and experience of in-group mindfulness activities and their outside-of-group mindfulness practice and reflections. After the first “introduction-to-mindfulness” session, the focus of each group session will be the introduction to and practice of a specific mindfulness strategy, including:
- Body scans
- Walking meditation
- Sitting meditation
Understanding Self and Others Group
Mondays | 3:30 – 4:30pm
Tuesdays | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Thursdays | 1:30 – 3:00pm
There are two primary areas of focus for this group, depending on the needs of the group and the style of group leadership. Personal growth is often addressed with individual group members bringing their concerns to the group for feedback and support. Balancing personal needs with the needs of others is an important aspect of the group. Relationship development is the other dimension of group process and provides firsthand experience with effective communication and emotional intimacy. Group members often address setting boundaries, listening, appropriate disclosure and problem solving. Group members will give and receive feedback about initial impressions, positive and negative patterns of interaction and stages of personal and group growth/development.
Starting Monday, Sept 20
Running on Mondays from 2:30-3:45pm.
LGBTQIA+ for Undergraduate Students
Times to be determined.
LGBTQIA+ for Graduate Students
Times to be determined