CAPS offers a number of undergraduate and graduate groups. Groups typically last around 8 weeks and begin a few weeks after the start of each semester. Groups are free for U of M students. The article provides links to videos with some information on each group.
This group is for students who are the first person in their family to attend college, in their first year at UM or first year transfer student transfer students. Our goal is to provide a confidential and supportive environment in which students will explore ways to be successful, learn how to navigate university system/resources, and provide support to one another on this journey.
This is a safe and confidential group for women who have experienced unwanted sexual contact as adolescents or adults to join together in support on the journey towards understanding the impacts of sexual trauma and learning to heal.The group provides space to process thoughts and feelings, allowing group members to share as little or as much as they want about their process of recovery with others who have had similar experiences.
Our Voices is an empowering, supportive, and affirming group for Black female undergraduate students. In this safe and confidential space participants may explore and get support for a variety of issues such as family, relationships, self-esteem, beauty/body image, and academic difficulties. This group is co-created by group members and all topics are welcome. Pre-group meeting required.
This is a supportive and therapeutic group designed for graduate Latina/Afro-Latina students. This is an empowering space to discuss the joys and challenges of being a graduate student; in particular, what it means to be a Latina/Afro-Latina graduate student at UM. Topics include but are not limited to: academics, relationships, family, and overall wellness.
This group is designed for graduate women needing a supportive and therapeutic space to share their unique challenges in managing life with many (often competing) demands and roles. Common themes include: navigating academic pressures; sense of isolation; self-care; maintaining healthy relationships with friends, colleagues, partners, family, advisors and others; depression, anxiety, and procrastination. This group is also a great forum for graduate women to simply connect with other graduate women. A pre-group meeting is required.
This group is for individuals who are interested in learning some basic meditation skills and who would benefit from incorporating meditation into their lives. Meditation is an effective way to manage stress, anxiety, and to increase focus and productivity. The group will be open weekly on a drop-in basis; each week the basic instructions for meditation will be presented. No pre-groupscreening is required.
Group meets on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PMStarting 1/24/13