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Support Groups

NOTE: Students who attend CAPS workshops, groups, or individual or couples counseling are engaging in clinical services. To protect our clients' privacy and the integrity of our groups and workshops, CAPS does not provide documentation of attendance to be used for extra credit or as an assignment for classes or organizations.

Campus community members are welcome to request mental health presentations by calling 323.343.3300.

Groups

Coping with Grief

This drop-in grief group is designed to support those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Drop-in groups provide a safe, supportive space for participants to share feelings and memories. This group does not require a commitment to attend every session. Participants can attend as they are able. Entry to Zoom will close at 4:40 p.m. 

This group meets Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12

Register: Grief Support Group

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Graduate Student Support Group

This is a recurring virtual meeting between February 15 – May 10.

Meeting ID: 876 2544 4295
Passcode: capsgroup

Join: Grad Student Support

Healing the Inner Child

Offering a safe space for those looking to heal from childhood abandonment and trauma. Learn how to reconnect with and heal your inner child. The support group will be facilitated by a licensed clinician.

Every Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m.

March 3, 10, 17, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5

Zoom ID: 868 3145 8837
Password: 141709

Healthy Romantic Relationships

This is a recurring virtual meeting between February 15 – May 10.

Zoom Meeting ID: 830 5404 4716
Passcode: capsgroup
Join: Healthy Relationships

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is the overwhelming feeling of not deserving one's personal success. This drop-in group was developed to provide a safe space to discuss personal struggles while gaining insight and knowledge on decreasing these feelings. This group does not require a commitment to attend every session. Participants can attend as needed. Register in advance.

Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. from February 16 – May 11.

Register: Imposter Syndrome 

LGBTQIA+ Support Group

Offering safe space to explore sexuality/gender identity, coming out, or those seeking community. Co-facilitated by two queer-identified, licensed social workers, Rosie Arvizu, LCSW and Daniel Benitez, LCSW.

  • Bi-monthly on Wednesday's 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11
  • Please call to register: 323-343-3314

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Navigating Life Using Mindfulness Practice

This is a seven-week course that teaches us how to deal with life events with grace and composure. It is a mix of education, guided activities, and conversation. Each week introduces a new topic and builds from the previous meeting. It is encouraged to attend the entire 7-week course for maximum benefits; however, each week has something to offer. Entry to Zoom will close at 4:40 p.m. 

2/10 – Simple awareness: learning the body scan
2/24 – Attention and the brain: practice sitting meditation
3/10 – Dealing with thoughts: using movement to cope
3/24 – Responding vs. reacting: STOP, the 1-minute breathing space
4/7 – Dealing with difficult emotions or physical pain: leaning in
4/21 – Mindfulness and communication: the art of listening
5/5 – Mindfulness and compassion: loving kindness

Register: Mindfulness Practice

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Student Veterans and Military-Connected Students

Student veterans and military-connected students are invited to Let's Talk @ the VRC, a new collaboration between the Veterans Resource Center and  Counseling and Psychological Services to provide students access to CAPS.

Virtual: February 3 – 24

Thursdays 1 – 3 p.m.
Location in February: CAPS Virtual Office

In-Person: March 3 – May 12

Thursdays 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Veterans Resource Center
King Hall D147 (lower level)

 

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a 30 minute to an hour drop-in opportunity to speak with a clinician from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). These drop in sessions are outreaches that focus on skill-building, resiliency skills, and problem solving. Let’s Talk sessions are for small group or individual conversations. All Let’s Talk facilitators are CAPS Counselors.  

Beginning Feb 7, 2022

Mondays, 2 – 3 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 962 5252 5844
Passcode: 086883