Eastern Michigan University

CAPS offers a variety of groups and workshops during the Fall and Winter Semesters.  In the Fall Semester of 2018 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.


Understanding Self and Others

Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. Start date to be determined.  Pre-screening is required for entry into this group.

Learn about yourself and your relationships with others in a safe environment. Understanding Self and Others (USO) helps you practice new ways to express your thoughts and feelings. Build self-confidence, increase your comfort in social situations, and challenge yourself to grow. To attend this group, you must first attend an intake appointment.  Please call 734.487.1118 to schedule, and let the front desk know you are interested in this group. If you would like more information about this group, please contact Dr. Jake Nienhuis at jnienhui@emich.edu


Coming Out/Being Out

Start date and time to be determined. Pre-screening is required for entry into this group.

This group is designed for students who identify as LGBTQAI or who are questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation to come together and discuss issues regarding the lifelong process of coming out, being out, sexuality, identity, and other topics. COBO is a therapy group in which members attend a group screening, commit to membership in the group, and meet on a weekly basis. This helps to ensure safety, connection, and consistency for everyone in the group. For more information please contact the co-facilitators Dr. Sharon Carney or Melina Tumpkin at CAPS at 734.487.1118 or by email at scarney@emich.edu or mtumpkin@emich.edu.  


Soul Speak: Women of Color Support Group

Tuesdays from 2:30-4 p.m., Student Center, Kiva Room, Start Date 9/11/18

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. This group is facilitated by Joi Rencher, LMSW and Korisma Grant, LLMSW. You may contact them at jrencher@emich.edu and kgrant17@emich.edu


Write to Reflect

Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Starting 9/27/18. 313 Snow Health Center

Explore personal experiences, express your emotions, and develop deeper insight through creative and reflective writing prompts. Each week offers time to write and reflect. Bring pen and paper. Contact Melina Tumpkin, M.A. at mtumpkin@emich.edu for more information.

For more information about groups at CAPS, please e-mail Jake Nienhuis, PhD (jnienhui@emich.edu) or call 734.487.1118.

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