Groups and Programs

CAPS offers groups and programs on emotional, mental, and psychological health topics.  Group and program offerings vary each semester, preview the CAPS Groups and Programs flyer featured on the right side of this webpage.  These short-term programs allow concentrated, skill-building practice and can be pursued with or without participation in individual counseling. 
  • All CAPS Group Counseling and Skill-Building Programs require the student to be a CAPS client who has completed an initial appointment with a counselor. 

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

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  • ADHD Skills Group

    Research shows that students with ADHD can learn skills to manage their symptoms and meet their goals. This six-week, cognitive-behavioral skill building program is conducted in a supportive, small seminar format for students diagnosed with ADHD. Email Dr. Ceperich ( for more information.



    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 Women Empowerment Group

    The Black Women Empowerment Group will be an opportunity for Black women 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 and a woman student at UR. There will be a focus on learning the steps to effective advocacy, student leadership, campus activism, and self-care. 

    Email Dr. Churchill ( or Dr. Small ( for more information.  

  • Body Project
    The Body Project is a 4-week 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.
  • KORU: The Mindful Path
    This 4-week program assists students new to mindfulness (or wanting to strengthen skills) develop and cultivate their own mindfulness practice through experiencing both formal and informal meditative activities and mental, physical and relational benefits. Email Dr. Ceperich ( for more information.
  • Managing Anxiety Program (MAP)

    The MAP is a structured treatment approach, comprised of three weekly in-session modules 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.


  • Navigating Grief and Loss
  • 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 if your are interested in participating and for more information.

  • Understanding Self and Others
    A weekly interpersonal process group for students who want to explore personal
    growth and gain awareness to enhance their functioning in personal and academic
    settings; share concerns about important relationships in their life; need more
    support or want to be supportive of others; and want time to explore feelings and
    thoughts in a collaborative environment. Concerns related to anxiety, depression,
    adjustment, loneliness, academic/general stress, and relationships are common
    themes of concerns in this group.

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