CAPS Groups

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CAPS groups are meeting online by HIPAA-compliant video conference.

Whatever you're going through, you don't have to do it alone.

Powerful changes can happen when you meet with a group of peers who get what you're going through. That's why CAPS offers a variety of groups and workshops tailored to the common questions and concerns students have. 

Why groups work:

Groups offer a safe space to connect with others addressing similar concerns. Group members share ideas that have worked for them, introducing approaches that you may not have tried.  You can also ask questions and share your concerns and ideas. People attending group often find that it's helpful to know that they have valuable insights to share with others.

Benefits of group:

  • Connect to others facing similar issues.
  • See how others handle similar problems.
  • Learn and practice new skills in a safe environment.
  • Get multiple perspectives.
  • Share your unique perspective.
  • Improve self-awareness.
  • Improve social skills.
  • Enhance acceptance of yourself and others.
  • Improve self-esteem.
  • Research supports group effectiveness.


If you've never thought about group before or worry that it would be weird or uncomfortable, here are a few things you probably didn't know:


Free Election Groups & Workshops

Election Groups & Workshops

Wildcats Election Talking Circle

This support group is unique in that the Talking Circle is a practice within the Indigenous Health Movement which creates a safe non-hierarchal space for everyone to share their feelings, perspectives, and experiences with others without being interrupted. It has been expanded for use within other groups for purposes such as social justice, activism, education, therapeutic group support and community organization. No sign up needed.
Meeting Information: 11/2, from 4-5:00 PM, Zoom link:

Finding Peace: Election 2020 3-Session Workshop

Daily stress from a contentious election, 24/7 news reporting, and the global pandemic has impacted many aspects of our lives. Join CAPS for a three session, 50-minute workshop designed to teach you the coping skills you need to maintain good mental health during a difficult time. Free! Call (520) 621-3334 to sign up!
Meeting Information: Workshop #1: 10/27, 11/3, and 11/10 @ 1PM Workshop #2: 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17 @ 9AM

Election Drop-In Support Group

National elections can sometimes trigger a strong emotional reaction including anger, fear and sadness. Finding space to process these feelings is important to maintain mental health. Join CAPS for a drop-in online support group. *No sign up needed.
Meeting Information: 11/2 and 11/4 from 1-2:30 PM, Meeting ID: 886 2488 8446, Password: 880758

Election Support Resources Flyer

Fall 2020 Group Information

Download a PDF version of the group schedule.

Psychoeducational Workshops

Workshops are a new and exciting offering from CAPS! We currently offer two workshops (more coming soon!), each comprised of 3 sessions (provided once per week) of 50 minutes each. Each workshop comes with a student workbook that will allow you to practice your new skills between sessions. Find out more about the psychoeducational workshops being offered this semester.

Free drop-in groups: 

Free bi-weekly Students of Color Online Support Group

Free Guided Meditations

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Students in Isolation Support

Survivors Support Group

Weekly groups:

Attention Management Program (AMP)

Campus Eating Disorder Awareness and Recovery Group (CEDAR)

Gender Spectrum Support Group

Making Sense of it All Group

CAPS grad student groups:

Grad Student Support Groups 

The Art of Thriving as a Grad Student free drop-in meditation class

CAPS Psychoeducational Workshops

Peace in the Pandemic - currently offered free

Grad Student Peace in the Pandemic Free Workshop

RIO (Recognition, Insight, Openness)

Tips & Tricks for Better Sleep

On-campus support groups open to Arizona students:

On-Campus Alcoholics Anonymous Group - sponsored by Wildcats Anonymous

Off-campus support and groups:

Meditation Mondays with Center for Compassion Studies at Little Chapel of All Nations

Tucson Alcoholics Anonymous

CHADD of Tucson  Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

Gamblers Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous

NAMI of Southern Arizona (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Overeaters Anonymous of Southern Arizona

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

SMART Recovery (addiction recovery)


See more campus and online resources through Pathways to Wellness