GROUPS Group counseling provides an opportunity for students with common concerns to meet in a safe, and confidential setting to address issues that are affecting them. Groups are facilitated by skilled professionals and promote emotional and psychological health. The Center offers groups that fall into various categories: Therapy Groups assist members with changing behaviors, improving relationships, gaining insight and improving overall healthy functioning. Support Groups serve to unify members around certain common themes by providing information and guidance and general emotional support through the relationships and trust developed over time. Psycho-Educational Groups offer participants information and skills needed to manage behaviors that impact emotional and psychological well being.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN GROUP COUNSELING? In both Therapy and Support Groups, members share thoughts and personal feelings about their own lives and issues that arise in the group. Since participants need to be committed to the group process and sincere about learning and growing as persons, potential members meet with the group facilitator to determine eligibility for participation. Psycho-Educational Groups offer a wide-range of student participation since they are more structured and focus on skill development. No pre-screening is required for these groups. As a participant in any of these groups you can expect to build confidence in yourself and become more aware of the impact you have on others. You will be able to identify and express your feelings more effectively. You will also know that you are not alone as you listen to the concerns of other group members. You will be able to give and receive support.
HOW TO BENEFIT FROM GROUP COUNSELING
The Grief Recovery Method
The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses
Interpersonal Therapy Group
This six to eight person group is for students who want to have better relationships (of any kind - family relationships, friendships, partner relationships, peer relationships, etc.) to figure out how to stop doing the things that are unhelpful and do more of what is helpful in building strong and meaningful relationships and to feel better about themselves. The group will meet once a week in the CAPS Center starting in February except when Breaks occur. For more information contact Dr. Cindy at 674-6366 or email@example.com.
3RD ANNUAL CAPS DAY
The CAPS Center welcomes all students to a day of relaxation and wellness to promote self-love! Massages will be offered from 2:00 - 4:00, chocolate covered strawberries, relaxing atmosphere and other surprises for students.
Thursday, February 14th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lower Level - McGowan Hall
BLUE JEANS FOR TRUE GENES - sponsored by the Campus H.O.P.E. group
Since 2006, a National HO.P.E.(Healthy Options Peer Educators) organization has collected denim as a way to help men and women feel comfortable about their jeans/genes - both their denim and their body. We want to promote a positive body image and help people feel good in their own body and shape.
This denim campaign at MU invites you to donate any jeans that no longer fit or feel uncomfortable anymore. Don't let the size of the band dictate how you feel about yourself! You can bring them to the CAPS Center and all the jeans will be donated to a local shelter.
Eating Attitudes and Behavioral Screening
Monday, February 25th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm