Research has found that group therapy is as effective as individual therapy. Further, when the issues involve relationships, group therapy is often more effective, because members can practice new ways of interacting and relating with their peers in the group.

Please call CAPS at 541.737.2131 to set up an introductory appointment to see if the group you are interested in is right for you.

Understanding Self and Others

Come join a safe and energizing group of your peers. Together, you will learn about yourself and better understand your relationships.

Group 1: Thursdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Contact Brett or Isaac.

Group 2: Tuesdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Contact Michele.

Understanding Self and Others: for Non-traditional & Graduate Students

Group for graduate and non-traditional students to process their experiences at OSU.

Women: Wednesdays, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Contact AJ.

Co-ed: TBD. Contact Marcey.

Enhancing Career Decision Making Through a Holistic Model

A 3-week workshop series. $28 fee for formal assessments.

Meets in the Career Services office. Contact Kyle Cassady.

November 1st, 8th, and 15th. 11:30am to 1:00pm.

Contact Career Services at 737-4085 to sign up.

Managing ADHD: Strategies & Support

An educational/support group that assists students in managing difficulties

with time planning, disorganization, procrastination and distractibility.

TBD ASC Waldo 114A. Contact Salaheddine.

Interpersonal Skills & Strategies

Do you feel shy and inhibited in your interactions with peers?  This group helps with building self-confidence and learning how to connect with peers.

Thursdays, 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Michele (CAPS) or Jo (DAS).

Grief and Loss Support Group

Supportive forum for dealing with the emotional impact of a major loss.

Thursdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Contact Beth W. or Salaheddine.

Gay Men’s Support

This is a group for any men along the sexuality spectrum that would like to support one another and create community.  We will address issues like coming out, relationships, staying healthy, substance abuse and dependence, and support within a hetero-centric culture.

Thursdays, 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Jim.

Bites with Beth

Beth Wasylow, PhD is a licensed psychologist at CAPS and identifies as a lesbian. Please consider joining Beth and others at the kitchen table at the Pride Center on Avenue A to explore, discuss and share our development as members of the LGBTQQIA community. Dessert will be provided at this 90 minute drop-in bimonthly gathering – bring your brown bag lunch.

Meets at the Pride Center, Thursdays, 11:30am to 1:00pm.

Meets during week 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 of the term. Contact Beth W.

•This recurring event is not eligible or meant to meet class requirements for either enrichment or credit.

Women and Body Image

This four session group for women will focus on improving body image.

Tuesdays, 4:00pm to 5:15pm.

November 8, 2011 to November 29, 2011.  Contact Mariette.

Women, Food, and Self-Esteem

Helps women with bulimia make progress toward recovery.

Begins Winter Term, Time TBD. Contact Mariette.

Women’s Empowerment

Offers support for women who have experienced sexual assault or abuse in their lives.

TBD. Contact Linda or Audrey.

Mind/Body Health for Graduate Women

What challenges do we face in accepting and loving ourselves as women? Come and share what it’s like to be a woman and learn how to balance your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The group will meet on Mondays for one hour of sharing/discussion and then on Wednesdays for one hour of yoga.

Meets at the Dixon Recreation Center.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Contact Michele (Inquire at CAPS); Kate Bridges will lead the yoga.

Mind Over Mood

Learn different ways to manage your anxiety and/or depression through cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness.

Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm.

Starts October 12th (meets for four weeks) and

November 9th (meets for four weeks). Contact Lilia.


Mindfulness is an ancient meditation practice that facilitates calm, peace and balance in one’s life. The mindfulness group is a beginning group but will fit for all levels of practitioners. The goal of the group is to provide a space and time to learn and practice mindfulness.

Meets at CAPS, Fridays, 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Contact Jim.

SMART Recovery

This is a support group for those individuals who are wanting to stop or cut down on their habits that may be getting in the way of their plans, goals, and aspirations.  The group will be a safe place to explore, talk, and redesign our strategies to thrive.  This group avoids labels and is an alternative to 12-step programs.

CO-ED: Mondays, 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Jim

DBT Skills

If you struggle with managing your emotions, have chaos in your relationships, or often find yourself engaging in impulsive behaviors, the Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills group is a place where you can learn new skills to build a life worth living. Members of the DBT skills group will learn and practice mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

Thursdays, 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Contact Diana Ali

International Student Circle

A group/workshop series for students dealing with experiences of adjusting to life in the U.S. and at OSU.  Begins Tuesday, October 11th.

Meets in the International Resource Center, Memorial Union.

Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm. Contact Salaheddine.

Group meets for six weeks, beginning the third week of the term.

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