CAPS Groups & Workshops
*new online groups*
Drop-in groups will remain open for the first 20 minutes of the hour for students to join.
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:
Summer 2020 Groups
**CAPS groups are currently meeting via HIPAA-compliant video conferencing or suspended until further notice. Stay up-to-date by calling CAPS at (520) 621-3334**
Many groups meet during the academic year only and resume in the fall. Please check back before the fall or call for more information about groups like the LGBTQ+, Gender Spectrum, Calm Body, Calm Mind, and Understanding Self and Others.
CAPS Grad Student Groups:
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
CHADD of Tucson Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
NAMI of Southern Arizona (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
SMART Recovery (addiction recovery)