CAPS Groups

At CAPS we are striving to meet the mental health needs of our students so that they can achieve their educational, career and personal goals. Group is a very powerful and effective way to bring about meaningful change and to get support.

If you are interested in any of the groups listed below, please contact CAPS at 435-865-8621 for more details. If you are new to CAPS, you may be invited to fill out a request for services. If you are a current client at CAPS please talk to your individual therapist about joining. Participation in any of the groups may require meeting with group leaders to discuss expectations.

In an effort to protect the health of our students, faculty, staff, and Cedar City neighbors, we are temporarily suspending face-to-face visits. All groups will be conducted via a Zoom meeting or other remote service.

For both legal and ethical reasons, SUU CAPS is only able to offer Zoom based groups for SUU students physically in the state of Utah.

Therapy Groups

Weekly

Day: Monday   Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM

OR

Day: Tuesday  Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM

 

The USO group tends to focus on relationships, emotional intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and other components of interpersonal process. It provides an opportunity to practice new behaviors within a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where group members learn to interact in a more honest and genuine manner. Students dealing with a variety of personal concerns are appropriate for this group.

Days: June 24th; July 22nd; August 24th
Time: 11AM-12:30PM
 

 

This group has limited spaces available each week – no commitment required for more than one session, and no maximum number of sessions. Call the CAPS Office to register for a week. If you are new to CAPS, you will be invited to fill out a request for services and then the Administration Team can register you in the week (s) you choose. If you are a current client working at CAPS,  please call our office to register and let our Administrative team know you are a current client and they can register you.

The Goals of the once a week SUU CAPS General Poetry Therapy Group are:

  • To share an opportunity to connect with others in therapeutic work on mental wellness in a supportive and structured environment through the reading, discussion, writing and sharing of poetry and writing processes.
  • To recognize strengths and insights in a community of care that nurtures and promotes the sharing of experiences and the addition of new skills and new perspectives.
  • To engage folks who are working on mental health in discussion, insight through creative expression, and to respond to isolation by creating connections.

This group is designed to support development of personal and group insight through creativity and emotional experience. Poetry Therapy is not about critiquing one another’s writing, rather it is about sharing from our heads and hearts and connecting. Unlike a composition course, we will not be offering edits or suggestions on writing, this is time we can share appreciation of one another’s work and process.

*For both legal and ethical reasons, CAPS is only able to offer Zoom based groups for those in the state of Utah.




Days: Thursdays
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
6 Weekly 1.5 Hour Sessions; May 13th-June 17th, 2021

Our new Poetry Therapy group is a 6 week group with limited spaces available.

The goals of the SUU CAPS Trauma Support Poetry Therapy Group are:

  • To share an opportunity to learn and talk about trauma in a supportive and structured environment through the reading, discussion, writing and sharing of poetry and our writing processes;
  • To honor the path each participant walks in their journey with the awareness that what survivors of trauma know and do to live lives of courage, beauty and strength, while individual, may be shared in a group setting to create spaces of support, learning and healing;
  • To recognize strengths in a community of care that nurtures and promotes the sharing of experiences and wisdoms and the addition of new skills and new perspectives;
  • To engage folks who have experienced trauma in discussion, to support the sharing and development of resources, and to respond to isolation by creating connections.

This group is designed to support the development of personal and group insight through creativity and emotional experience. Poetry Therapy is not about critiquing one another’s writing, rather it is about sharing from our heads and hearts and connecting. Unlike a composition course, we will not be offering edits or suggestions on writing, this is time we can share an appreciation of one another’s work and process.


**UPCOMING FALL 2021 SESSIONS**

Days: Thursdays
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
6 Weekly 1.5 Hour Sessions; September 16th-October 21st, 2021

**UPCOMING FALL 2021 SESSION**

Days: Thursdays
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
6 Weeks of sessions in 7 weeks- November 4th-December 16th, 2021
(No session Nov. 25, 2021 for holiday.) 

Our new General Poetry Therapy group is a 6-week group with limited spaces available.

The goals of the SUU CAPS General Poetry Therapy Group are:

  • To share an opportunity to connect with others to work on mental wellness in a supportive and structured environment through the reading, discussion, writing and sharing of poetry and writing processes.
  • To recognize strengths and insights in a community of care that nurtures and promotes the sharing of experiences and the addition of new skills and new perspectives.
  • To engage folks who are working on mental health in discussion, insight through creative expression, and to respond to isolation by creating connections.

This group is designed to support the development of personal and group insight through creativity and emotional experience. Poetry Therapy is not about critiquing one another’s writing, rather it is about sharing from our heads and hearts and connecting. Unlike a composition course, we will not be offering edits or suggestions on writing, this is time we can share an appreciation of one another’s work and process.

Days: TBD
Time: TBD
 

***Group is set to return Fall 2021 Semester.***

This is an open support group for women who have or are experiencing violence such as rape, sexualized assault, dating violence, intimate partner violence, family violence, and/or harassment. The group is an opportunity to share stories, resources and other experiences in a confidential environment.

This is an ongoing weekly group that is shaped by supportive group discussion. Two therapists from SUU CAPS will work to hold confidential space alongside group members for requested or necessary safety. The role of the therapists in this group is primarily in witnessing participants create a group experience that meets group and individual needs. 

Women seeking support are invited to attend at any time throughout the semester. While the group is open to attendance each week, SUU CAPS requires that participants complete a request for services prior to joining the group in order to meet best practices in safety. Students must have this request completed the day before the scheduled group. 

This group gathers

  • To honor the path each participant walks in their journey with the awareness that what survivors know and do to live lives of courage, beauty and strength, while individual, may be shared in a group setting to create spaces of support, learning and healing;
  • To recognize strengths in a community of care that nurtures and promotes the sharing of experiences and wisdoms and the addition of new skills and new perspectives;
  • To connect women who have experienced violence through discussion, to support the sharing and development of resources, and to respond to isolation by creating connections.

 

Days: TBD
Time: TBD
 

This 8-week psycho-educational group is open to SUU students who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This group provides information about reactions to loss and the process of healing grief. Members will learn coping strategies for the type of difficulties that are often experienced by those going through the grieving process. Often others’ attempts to help us through a loss seem hollow. Join others who have “been there” to share support and gain strength and hope.

 

Days: TBD
Time: TBD
 

Connections Group is a 12-14 week group. (Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.) The group takes a multifaceted approach, developed to address issues relating to shame, and to facilitate the development of shame resilience. The three main areas of focus are Authenticity, Love and Belonging and Creating a Resilient Spirit. The group can feel intense whereas members learn to speak and stand with their shame. The book “I Thought It Was Just Me” by Brene Brown (CAPS has the books for $12) is required reading, there are weekly homework assignments that will be provided by group leader.

Community Support

Days: TBD
Time: TBD
 

***Group is set to return Fall 2021 Semester.***

This workshop is an opportunity for individuals to get together, learn from, and support each other. This is a safe place to learn about new skills and pertinent issues such as time management, test taking, mindfulness, stress management, perfectionism, self-advocacy, dating, professional relationships and self-compassion. Students may attend at any time throughout the semester. This group is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services.

Join with the following meeting ID: 979 6781 2804

or through the following link https://zoom.us/s/97967812804

Days: TBD
Time: TBD
 

This group is an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and allies to get together, learn from, and support each other. Pertinent issues such as coming out to parents, the challenges or balancing academics and dating, relationship challenges, discrimination and advocate burn out are discussed. Anyone seeking support or safety is invited to attend at any time throughout the semester. This group is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services.