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Group Therapy

Peer-to-peer Interaction

In group therapy, five to ten people meet face-to-face with one or more trained group therapists and talk about what is troubling them. Group therapy provides exciting opportunities for growth and development. Groups meet weekly. Groups tend to be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours in length. Confidentiality is discussed in all groups. Group orientations (30-minute introductory meeting with a therapist) are required prior to joining some groups.

Group offers:

  • An open, trusting, and safe environment
  • Hope, genuineness, caring, and support
  • A place to feel accepted and connected
  • The opportunity to learn about one’s self and different ways of relating to people

Group Categories and Focus:

Understanding Self and Others (USO) Groups

Students can:

  • share experiences with other CAPS clients
  • give and receive support and feedback
  • experiment with new interpersonal behaviors
  • talk about in-group, peer-to-peer interactions

A group orientation must be completed prior to beginning a USO group

Support Groups

Students can:

  • talk with peers
  • give and receive support
  • learn new ways of interacting with others

Psycho-educational Groups

Students can:

  • focus on education and learning
  • increase knowledge of resources
  • build coping skills

Group Listings and Times

To obtain more detailed information regarding the types of groups available please view our Group Listings and Times or our Workshop Listings and Times pages or call (765) 494-6995.

Group Handouts

What is Group Therapy?

CAPS Group Agreement