Counseling and Psychological Services

Groups for Spring 2013

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. We encourage you to invite students to utilize these services. Students can contact us at 865-8621 to make an appointment with a counselor who will help them determine appropriate services.

Understanding Self and Other (USO)

The USO group tends to focus on boundaries, emotional intimacy, self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and other components of relationships. 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.

Stress Management

This is a psychoeducation group where the participant will learn about stress, how it affects health, and will learn various skills to release tension, control many symptoms related to stress, and create more balance in life.

Bereavement Education Group

This 6-week psychoeducational group is open to SUU students and members of the Cedar City community 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.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group

DBT is a skills based group designed for students who experience intense emotions and mood swings or whose emotional pain may lead to angry outbursts, relationship turmoil, or self-injury? Sometimes self-defeating behaviors seem to offer short-term relief, but end up causing problems that make life even more difficult. DBT is a confidential group for men and women that helps group members target the issues that cause distress and teaches skills to deal with these problems without resorting to unhealthy behaviors. Group members complete workbook assignments during the course of the group. Homework topics that correspond with the skill topics discussed in group are routinely assigned and reviewed.

Trauma Recovery

This group is for students who have survived a trauma or experienced a relational pattern in which trust was broken. This may include a history of a distressing break-up, controlling behavior, emotional/verbal abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse/assault, childhood neglect, stalking, bullying, or being taken advantage of sexually. Focus is on building sense of self and exploring how to integrate past hurts with present day life.

LGBTQA Support Group

This group is an opportunity for LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and their Allies to get together, learn from, and support each other. Each week we will discuss issues such as coming out to parents, the challenges of balancing academics and dating, relationship challenges, discrimination, advocate burnout, etc. Anyone seeking support or safety is invited to attend at any time throughout the semester. Information about the Allies on Campus.

Life Management Skills Group

One of the most common complaints people have these days is that their plate is to full and that the demands of life often leave us feeling inadequate. This skills group is designed to address everyday life skills i.e.: being assertive, identifying emotions, setting goals, getting motivated, problem solving, risk-taking, stress management and values clarification. The focus of the group will be on learning life skills and practicing them in real time.

Veterans Group

This group is for students who are currently attending SUU and have or are currently serving in any military organization such as the Coast Guard, National Guard, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, etc. This group will focus on the special needs of our Veterans with emphasis on building trust, managing stress and adapting back into civilian life, school, family, jobs, etc. The group will focus on providing a SAFE place to share experiences and learn more effective and healthy coping strategies.