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.

The below rooms are available to be used by students to attend zoom appointments.

**PLEASE NOTE ALL ROOMS ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVICE BASIS.**

If you are in need of a device to attend via Zoom a ChromeBook can be check out from the library.
   

Hunter Conference Center: Sage Valley, Room 101 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8am to 4pm. NOT be available on October 5th and 6th. (Students will need to bring their own technology.)

     

Wellness Center Confidential Room: Room available any time center is open and room is not otherwise occupied. 

     

SUU Police Department: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 4:00 (be advised the building is very busy on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons). If you hope to use this space, please notify your counselor so they can communicate your intention with the police department.  (Check in with front desk staff. A computer is available so arrive early to login. Campus wifi is also available.)

   
Sherratt Library: There are a select number of study rooms available. Check in with front desk staff to be directed to room if available. 

Therapy Groups

Weekly

Day: Monday   Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM

OR

Day: Tuesday  Time: 11:30AM-12:50PM

 

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: TBD
Time: TBD
 

 

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


Days: Tuesdays
Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM
6 Weeks of sessions in 7 weeks- November 2nd-December 7th, 2021

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: Wednesdays
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
 October 6th, 2021 thru December 8th, 2021

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: Wednesdays
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM
 September 22nd, 2021 until November 24th, 2021

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: Tuesdays
Time: 12:00PM
 

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: 975 8530 4778

or through the following link: https://zoom.us/j/97585304778 


Days: Wednesdays
Time:10:30am-11:30am

 

The anxiety group is an open “drop in” group for SUU students.  It is a psycho-educational group that will cover cognitive, physiological, and mental skills to address anxiety, distress, and other concerns.

Drop In Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99354449323

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00PM
 

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.

Join with the following meeting ID: 939 0887 4033

or

follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/93908874033 

Days: Mondays
Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM
 

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.

Call (435) 865-8621 for more information on how to join.