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Due to the nature of counseling and safety of our staff and students during these COVID-19 times, we will be offering our same quality services virtually until the university has entered Phase Green under the Covid-19 Response Plan.  For more information and to check current phase, please visit the Covid-19 Response Page. 

CAPS offers periodic groups and workshops on emotional, mental, and psychological health topics.  Groups and Programs offered each semester vary so please check the left-hand side of the page for our current semester group offerings flyer, including day and time offered.  You may also contact CAPS for the most up to date offerings and/or check in with CAPS clinician at your Brief Consultation appointment.  Unless specified, contact CAPS directly for more information about how to join one of our Groups or Programs. 

Here is more information about the various groups and programs we offer at CAPS:

ADHD Skills Group

ADHD can make tough tasks in college even tougher. Fortunately, research shows that, with hard work and support, adults with ADHD can learn specialized skills to manage their symptoms and meet their goals. This semester, CAPS is offering a four-week group-based cognitive-behavioral skills program for students diagnosed with ADHD.

How do I sign up? You must be a registered CAPS client to attend the ADHD Skills Group. After you have registered and attended your screening appointment, please ask the clinician you met with or the front desk staff to schedule you for a screening.

BASICS
BASICS
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students is a two-session, harm reduction-focused opportunity for students to talk one-on-one with a counselor, receive normed feedback about their substance use and determine their own goals for change.
Black Student Support Group

Join Dr. Mary Churchill and Dr. Charlynn Small for the Black Students Support Group (BSSG). The BSSG will be an opportunity for Black students to connect with each other around shared experiences, and to identify indignities and process reactions to them. In addition to discussing campus-wide racial politics and concerns, participants will gain skills of empowerment and confidence that will enable them to manage the stress of being Black college students at UR. There will be a focus on learning the steps to effective advocacy, student leadership and campus activism.

How do I sign up? You don’t have to be a CAPS client to join but please email caps@richmond.edu to register.

Body Project

The Body Project is a class aimed at helping young women feel better about their bodies through discussions and both formal and informal activities. Specifically we will address how to combat societal pressures on body image.

Where? CAPS

How do I sign up? You must be a registered CAPS client to attend the Body Project. After you have registered and attended your screening appointment, please ask the clinician you met with or the front desk staff to schedule you for a screening.

KORU: The Mindful Path

KORU: The Mindful Path is a 4-week program created to help students who are new to mindfulness (or wanting to strengthen skills) develop and cultivate their own mindfulness practice. Students will experience mindfulness through both formal and informal activities and learn how the practice is beneficial for mental and physical health as well as relationships.

How do I sign up? You must be a registered CAPS client to attend the Mindful Path. After you have registered and attended your screening appointment, please ask the clinician you met with or the front desk staff to schedule you for a screening.

LGBTQ+ Suport Group

This is an interactive support group that will explore issues that impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual students. It will provide a safe and confidential space to get information, connect with others in the UR community, and seek support with relationships, family and friends, coming out, transitioning, questioning, and identity development.

How do I sign up? Email Dr. Wilson at mwilson5@richmond.edu if interested.

Let's Talk About Sex!

The purpose of this workshop is to provide students an opportunity to discuss sex, sexual values and behaviors in a safe, non-judgmental environment over four weeks.

How do I sign up? You don’t have to be a CAPS client to join but please email caps@richmond.edu to register.

Life Paths

This program is about getting unstuck from difficult thoughts and feelings. You will learn new strategies to live life more fully and move towards living a life that is more vital and meaningful.

How do I sign up? You must be a registered CAPS client to attend Life Paths. After you have registered and attended your screening appointment, please ask the clinician you met with or the front desk staff to schedule you for a screening.

Managing Anxiety Program (MAP)

The MAP is a structured treatment approach, comprised of three weekly in-session modules (with an optional 4th session), in conjunction with an online component, designed to help you gain understanding of anxiety and stress and learnways of coping in order to strengthen your ability to manage it, increase your confidence, and improve your success as a student. This program will teach you about anxiety — what it is and where it may come from — as well as valuable, easy to practice skills that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Learning and practicing skills is often the first step towards improvement and vital to your progress.

How do I sign up? You must be a registered CAPS client to attend the Managing Anxiety Program (MAP). After you have registered and attended your screening appointment, please ask the clinician you met with or the front desk staff to schedule you for a screening.

Survivor Support Group

Offered on campus by our partners from Safe Harbor. This is an 8-week group for survivors of sexual violence.

Please email advocate@richmond.edu if your are interested in participating and for more information.

Understanding Self and Others

The student group provides a safe and supportive environment that will allow you to practice new ways of relating to others, gain a better understanding of yourself, share personal experiences, express fears or worries, and receive support and feedback.

How do I sign up? You must be a registered CAPS client to attend Understanding Self and Others. After you have registered and attended your screening appointment, please ask the clinician you met with or the front desk staff to schedule you for a screening.

For more information about our group and program options, please contact CAPS.