Eastern Michigan University

Groups and workshops

CAPS offers a variety of groups and workshops during the Fall and Winter Semesters.  In the Fall Semester of 2014 we will be offering the following groups.  Please contact the clinic for start dates and to see if you need to schedule an appointment for an intake before beginning group.

Coming Out/Being Out

Wednesdays beginning September 10th, 5:00-6:30, Student Center Room 347.

Coming out is a lifelong, continuous process. This group welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people to come together and discuss issues regarding coming out, being out, sexuality, identity and other topics.

Soul Speak: Women of Color Support Group

Thursdays at 2:00 beginning September 4th, Kiva Room Student Center (3rd floor).

If you are a woman of color this group will help you connect with others who share unique struggles while at EMU. It offers a safe, supportive, and encouraging space to learn more about yourself and be empowered.

Mindful Being: Drop-In Meditation Group

Thursdays 12:10-12:50 beginning September 18th, room 313 Snow Health Center.

This drop-in group is designed to help students learn the practice of mindfulness.  Mindfulness leads to decreases in stress and anxiety, improvements in concentration and attention, and increases in self-awareness and overall emotional well-being.

Graduate Student Support Group

Fridays at 10:00 beginning September 26th, room 313 Snow Health Center.

This group will provide a space to share your problems and progress though graduate school.    Group will focus on issues like procrastination, balancing your personal and academic life, improving relationships with  professors and other students, and learning strategies to improve time management. 

Beating the Blues: Depression Support and Skills

Thursdays 2:00-3:15 beginning October 2nd, room 313 Snow Health Center.

This group provides a safe space to connect with others and learn practical skills to deal with your depression and help you feel better.  If you are not a current client at CAPS you will need to attend a brief screening/intake appointment before October 2nd.  Please call 487-1118 to schedule. You can email questions about this group to ehuntcar@emich.edu

Understanding Self and Others

Dates and times to be announced.

Learn about yourself and your relationships with others in a safe environment. Practice new ways to express your thoughts, feelings and build self-confidence. To attend this group, you must first attend an intake appointment.  Please call 487-1118 to schedule, and let the front desk know you are interested in this group.

We're the First!  First Generation Student Workshop

Dates and times to be announced.

This workshop is for students who identify as a first-generation college student, and/or for those whose parents did not complete a college education.  The goal of this workshop is to provide a confidential and supportive environment in which students will explore what it means to be an "f-gen," learn useful skills to navigate the college culture, and provide support to one another on this journey.

Feeling Better 101

Dates and times to be announced.

Feeling Better 101 is a three-part workshop for EMU students offered by EMU Counseling and Psychological Services. This workshop is designed to teach skills to help you cope with stress and improve your mood.


For more information about groups at CAPS, please call 734-487-1118.

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