Please take note of the groups and workshops for the current semester that are listed in the right sidebar. CAPS offers a number of groups to address student concerns in a variety of areas. A brief screening is usually required to join a group. All groups are confidential and free for UNC students.
Students in groups give each other significant understanding, support, and encouragement in facing similar issues. They also gain different and valuable perspectives and insights on those issues. Most students, though somewhat apprehensive at first, report that the group experience was helpful far beyond their expectations. Groups typically involve some combination of members sharing thoughts and feelings, giving and receiving support and feedback, and trying out new behaviors in a safe environment.
Group therapy is intended to help people who would like to receive support, increase self-awareness, and learn new ways to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges. Some groups assist members in addressing difficulties in getting along with others, and in beginning to establish more effective patterns of closeness, communication, and problem solving issues with other people. These groups are open to diverse student experiences and perspectives, and encourage rich interaction among members.
Other groups and workshops focus on specific topics and present useful skills to assist students in addressing common interests. Some examples of topics include: healing through significant grief, healthy relationship skills, body image concerns, and managing depression and anxiety.