Therapy/process groups allow participants to share their concerns and struggles with others who have had similar experiences. They provide an opportunity to hear diverse perspectives, deepen self-awareness, learn how they relate to others, as well as provide and receive support and encouragement. Skill-building groups use psychoeducation and therapeutic modalities like CBT to build coping skills to manage participants' area of concern.

When: Monday 2:15- 3:45 PM  Starts 4/15/2024

Location: At CAPS (5th Floor Snell Hall)

Description: DBT: Distress Tolerance is a group for students who want to learn and practice skills to help them manage challenging emotions. Students will have the opportunity to learn about various skills and concepts related to Distress Tolerance and then will be able to practice these skills in group. Students will also be given skills to practice outside of group each week to help them in developing better mastery.  

How to Join: Requires a pre-group meeting with a CAPS clinician. This group also requires all students participating to be involved in counseling either with CAPS, or an outside provider. To schedule or ask questions, please email tessa.love@oregonstate.edu or molly.murphy@oregonstate.edu

 

When: Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 PM  Starts 4/17/2024

Location: CAPS (5th Floor Snell Hall)

Description : This group will focus on teaching DBT skills related to regulating emotions when feeling overwhelmed and distressed.

How to Join: Requires a pre-group meeting with a CAPS clinician. This group also requires all students participating to be involved in counseling either with CAPS, or an outside provider. To schedule or ask questions, please email tessa.love@oregonstate.edu or brent.felnagle@oregonstate.edu

When:  3-4:30 PM Wednesday Starting 4/17/24

Location: CAPS  ( 5th Floor Snell Hall)

Description: This is a 6-week therapy group devoted to helping students practice self-compassion to increase mental well-being. This will be a confidential, interactive group comprised of brief introductory education, mindful meditations, and processing.

What is self-compassion?

  • Self-compassion is providing warmth and understanding to ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, instead of ignoring our pain or criticizing ourselves. 

How to Join: Requires a short pre-group meeting with a facilitator. To schedule or ask questions, please email brittany.cote@oregonstate.edu or angelica.hernandez@oregonstate.edu

 

When: TBD Spring Term

Location: CAPS (5th floor Snell Hall)

Description: In a safe and energizing group of peers, learn more about yourself and work on interpersonal goals to help you have more effective and more intimate relationships with others. 

How to Join: Requires a short pre-group meeting with the facilitator. To schedule or ask questions, please email michele.ribeiro@oregonstate.edu

When: TBD Spring Term

Location: CAPS (5th floor Snell Hall)

Description: In a safe and energizing group of peers, learn more about yourself and work on interpersonal goals to help you have more effective and more intimate relationships with others. 

How to Join: Requires a short pre-group meeting with a facilitator. To schedule or ask questions, please email michele.riberio@oregonstate.edu

When & Where: Thursdays from 1- 2:30pm, starting 4/18/24 

Location: CAPS (5th floor Snell Hall) 

Description: Finding Peace from Family Chaos is a therapy group for students who have experienced significant distress, varying degrees of dysfunction, or challenging family dynamics within their family of origin, which has negatively impacted their core beliefs about their self and others. Some examples include emotionally immature parents, abuse, substance use, mental illness, narcissism, or un-examined generational trauma. This group will provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for participants to increase their self-awareness, explore the impact of their family dynamics, and connect with other students who share similar experiences.

How to Join: Requires a short pre-group meeting with a facilitator. To schedule or to ask questions, please email  brittany.cote@oregonstate.edu  or allison.comiskey@oregonstate.edu

When & Where: Tuesdays 3- 4:00 PM Starts 4/23/2024

Location: CAPS (5th floor Snell Hall) 

Description: Art Group - We will be creating art together as a means to help learn some ways to self-sooth, calm nervous systems, discover self, learn to process and express complex emotions, and identify thoughts and behavior patterns that keep you stuck. Those are just a few of the possible benefits. In addition, it can be fun! Therapeutic and fun go together quite well.  Being “good at art” is absolutely not a requirement. We all are artists and the process is more important than the product.  Art supplies will be provided.

How to Join: Please contact Ellen Davis, LPC, at ellen.davis@oregonstate.edu if you are interested.