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 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 therapy group is intended for students who are currently recovering from an eating disorder or distorted body image and would like to talk about themes essential to recovery in a supportive, safe environment. It will be a confidential, semi-structured, 9-week group utilizing metaphor and story along with guided discussion.
This supportive and therapeutic group is designed for University of Michigan students who are questioning or exploring their gender identity and for those who may consider themselves gender-variant. The focus of this group is to create a safe and confidential space to discuss identities, coming out, navigating life in college, relationships with friends and family, dating, career concerns, and other topics of interest to group members.