Group Therapy

What is group therapy?

  • Groups are offered on the Denton campus during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Groups provide a supportive and stimulating environment for personal growth, relationship building, and skill development.

Groups are organized by topic, commonly including:

  • Self-confidence
  • Personal growth
  • Overcoming dysfunctional family dynamics
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Trauma recovery
  • Healthy relationships
  • Anxiety management
  • Overcoming depression

Groups typically range in size from 6 to 10 clients and are led by a trained mental health professional.

Who is eligible for group therapy?

  • Currently enrolled students are eligible for unlimited group therapy sessions.
  • Students may attend group therapy sessions while participating in individual or couples therapy when clinically indicated.
  • Depending upon the nature of your concerns, you may be referred to individual therapy or another agency to ensure you receive the most appropriate care.
  • CAPS reserves the right to determine if we have adequate resources and expertise to address your particular treatment needs. If your needs cannot adequately or ethically be met by CAPS, we will work with you to secure an appropriate referral.

What is the cost for services?

Fees for services are already included in students’ previously paid fees. No additional charges are incurred.

What groups are currently offered?

TWU CAPS Fall 2022 Groups

Monday

Coping with Depression

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Module 1: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10
Module 2: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

Many people struggle with feelings of depression. Depression can cause us to struggle with motivation, feel low or fatigued, and may cause us to have a hard time concentrating. This 4 week, skills-based group provides education and space to discuss experiences for those who live with depression while learning healthy ways to cope. Members will be provided with life-long skills and tools to recognize and manage depression symptoms they may be experiencing. Offered 2 separate times throughout the semester.

Tuesday

Coping with Anxiety

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Module 1: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11
Module 2: 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

Anxiety is a normal life experience, and even necessary in small amounts for motivation and productivity in life tasks. Yet, for some people, anxiety can reach a point that prevents them from enjoying their life. Living with anxiety may mean feeling “overwhelmed”, “stuck”, or in “survival mode”. This group is for students who feel controlled by their anxiety and want to manage it better. This is a 4-week, 60 minute skills-based group that aims to improve your overall quality of life by increasing understanding about the process and function of anxiety, teaching new ways to cope with it, and improving confidence in managing anxiety.

Alone in a Crowd

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Starts 9/27

Feel alone despite being surrounded by people? Good relationships feel out of reach? Doing all the right things to connect with people, but disappointed in the results? Exhausted from trying, and feel like giving up on people? Well, you are not alone! Alone in a Crowd is a therapy group that creates an opportunity for members to explore these experiences in the company of others who “get it”. Members will learn from each other, explore barriers to connection, and understand what it takes to negotiate the process of forming and maintaining relationships.

Growing Beyond Trauma 

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Starts 9/27

Experiencing trauma can have ongoing effects, including symptoms such as difficulty concentrating or functioning in daily tasks; feeling afraid of something bad happening again; intrusive memories of the traumatic event; avoiding people/places/tasks that are reminders of the event; changes in sleep, appetite, and substance use; and difficulty forming and maintaining relationships. People who have experienced trauma often feel alone and as though nobody understands. This group will provide students who have experienced trauma the opportunity to feel supported and less alone and to learn strategies to cope with difficult symptoms.

Wednesday

C.O.P.E. – Changing Our Perspective Effectively

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Starts 9/21

C.O.P.E. with DBT skills is designed to assist participants in learning skills to build a life experienced as worth living. This group is focused on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This group is open and members can join at any time throughout the semester. 

Support Circle 

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Starts 9/14

This group is a safe space for members to be heard without judgment, find support with problem solving as needed, and receiving warmth and understanding from others who may be going through similar concerns.  Members can join at any time throughout the semester and are welcome to join on a weekly basis, or attend sessions when they most feel the need.

**Please note that this group is not suitable for people who are experiencing a crisis**

Thursday

LGBTQ+ Support Group    

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Starts 9/29

Looking for a safer space to discuss and explore issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity? This group is designed to provide support and connection to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Agender/Asexual (LGBTQIA) community or those who are questioning/exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression. Members also play an important role in providing support to one another. Group facilitator will challenge group members to increase self-awareness, emotional insight, and acceptance of your multiple cultural identities.

For more information or to schedule a group intake, please contact our main office at 940-898-3801 or email Dr. Angela Adams.

How do I begin?

  • Call or stop by the Denton CAPS location to place your name on the group's referral list.
  • A CAPS staff member will contact you to schedule a group intake appointment.
  • During the intake appointment, you and a therapist will begin to explore the nature of your concerns and goals. Based on the outcome of this initial assessment, CAPS staff will make a treatment recommendation which may include individual, couples, or group therapy or referral to another campus or community agency.
  • If appropriate, you will be referred to a CAPS group; information regarding the time and start date of the group will be provided.
  • During peak service times, you may be placed on a waitlist for services. Referrals and options for accessing crisis services will also be provided.

Page last updated 7:05 AM, August 17, 2022