CAPS counseling groups usually form at the beginning of each quarter and typically meet once a week for about ninety minutes. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn, share, and grow with others. Note that most groups require a pre-group interest appointment - to learn more about the group and whether it will meet your particular needs.
During Fall 2020, the telehealth (Zoom) groups listed below are being offered at CAPS. If interested, call CAPS at 509.359.2366 to schedule a pre-group consultation. If you simply have questions about a particular group, please call CAPS for more information. Additional groups may be offered based on student interest (just ask!).
FALL 2020 TELEHEALTH GROUPS
Biofeedback Orientation, facilitated by Rán Henry, Psy.D.
An Orientation to Biofeedback for Self-Guided Practice.
Learn how feedback from your body (“biofeedback”) can help you become more aware of stress and strong emotions, and return you to a calmer and more focused internal state. This is an orientation for students interested in learning to use biofeedback equipment for self-guided practice.
Coping with COVID, facilitated by CAPS staff.
A Group for Anyone Who Wants to Process the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19.
This group provides an opportunity to explore and develop healthy coping and resilience in the face of COVID-19.
Mindful Mood, facilitated by Erika Wiggins-Tate, M.A.
A Combined Anxiety and Depression Group.
The focus of this group is to help students respond mindfully and skillfully when they experience symptoms of anxiety, depression or low mood. Strategies will be introduced for managing difficult emotions without avoidance, engaging more fully in the here-and-now, and learning a variety of new ways to interact with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Group sessions will combine educational and skill building components with peer support.
Mindfulness & Meditation, facilitated by Melinda Ovnicek, M.S.
A Group to Help Reduce Stress and Increase Resiliency.
This group will practice meditation, relaxation, and guided imagery activities. We will also explore general stress reducing strategies.
Understanding Self & Others, facilitated by Michael Ochi, Psy.D.
A Group for Anyone Who Wants to Improve Their Relationships or Interactions with Others.
Find new ways to better understand yourself and your relationships by gaining perspectives from other group members. This group provides an opportunity to practice interacting with others – possibly in a different way – to learn about diverse ways of relating to others, and to learn from others’ experiences.
Wingmen, facilitated by Jon Weber, Psy.D.
A Group for Male Students Who Want to Discuss Personal Challenges and Identify Strategies to be Successful in College and Beyond, While Having Fun and Supporting Each Other.
This group is designed to be a close community of EWU men who can laugh together, discuss personal challenges, and offer each other support. Assisting men to become the best version of themselves, this unconventional group will support men in developing skills and strategies for maintaining mental health and wellness, but will also offer space to dialogue about what it looks like to be a healthy man on a college campus.
If you would like to know more about a group or have interest in joining,
please inquire at CAPS * Martin Hall 225 * 509.359.2366
ADDITIONAL GROUPS MAY BE OFFERED BASED ON INTEREST