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Groups

The CAPS staff is regularly working to provide group therapy and outreach workshops that are relevant to the UC Merced campus community. This page will provide information regarding the current groups and outreaches that CAPS has planned.

If you have a group or outreach that you would like to see CAPS provide that is not listed you can email CAPS at counseling@ucmerced.edu to submit your request/suggestion to CAPS for consideration.

Groups

Counseling groups typically meet once per week for anywhere between 3 and 10 weeks, with each session lasting approximately 1 hour. Most counseling groups are structured around a particular topic or area of concern (e.g., stress management or body image), although some counseling groups are more process-oriented to allow students a greater opportunity to connect, encourage, and support one another. For some groups, it may be necessary for each potential group member to undergo a group screen with the group leader to assure that a particular group is appropriate for you and to adequately prepare you for the group counseling experience. Please stop by or phone Counseling & Psychological Services if you are interested in group counseling.

 

*******Due to the current COVID-19 situation, CAPS support groups are making their way online via zoom meetings.********

 

Group Sessions listed below:

AA/Black Scholars

Co-Facilitated by: Dr. Shao Li and Amanda Peterson, LMFT

Starting: Sept. 14th

Meeting Day: Monday 11am-12pm       


 Coping In Remote World

 Facilitated by: Amanda Peterson, LMFT

 Starting: Sept. 14th

Meeting Day: Monday 1pm-2pm


Anxiety Toolbox

Facilitated by: Julie Ray, LMFT

Starting: Sept. 14th

Meeting Day's: Monday 1pm-2pm & Wednesday 3pm-4pm


Woman’s Trauma Group

Facilitated by: Julie Ray, LMFT

Starting: Sept. 14th

Meeting Days: Monday 3pm-4pm 


LGBTQ+ Center 

Facilitated by: Dr. Shao Li

Starting: Sept. 1st

Meeting Day: Tuesday 11am-12pm


Coping with Grief and Loss Group

Facilitated by:  Dr. Laurel Eichler

Starting: Sept. 1ST

Meeting Day: Tuesday 1pm-2pm


Managing Emotions Group

Facilitated by Amanda Peterson, LMFT

Starting: Sept. 8th              

Meeting Day: Tuesday 3pm-4pm


Men’s Trauma Group

Facilitated by: Dr. William Johnson

Starting: Sept. 1st 

Meeting Day: Tuesday 3pm-4pm


LGBTQ+ Trauma Group

Facilitated by: Julie Ray, LMFT

Starting: Sept. 16th

Meeting Day: Wednesday 1pm-2pm


Latinx Support

Facilitated by: Dr. Gabriel Zamudio

Starting: Sept. 2nd

Meeting Day: Wednesday 3pm-4pm


International Grad Group

Facilitated by: Dr. Shao Li

Starting: Sept. 2nd

Meeting Day: Wednesday 4pm-5pm


Recovery Support Group

Facilitated by: Dr. Laurel Eichler

Starting: Sept. 3RD

Meeting Day: Thursday 1pm-2pm


Mastering Myself & My Emotions- (DBT)

Facilitated by: Dr. William Johnson

Starting: Sept. 3rd

Meeting Day: Thursday 3pm-4pm


Men’s Support Group

Facilitated by: Dr. Gabriel Zamudio

Starting: Sept. 3rd

Meeting Day: Thursday 3pm-4pm


Grad Support Group

Facilitated by: Dr. Shao Li

Starting: Sept. 3rd

Meeting Day: Thursday 4pm-5pm