During each semester of the academic year, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers undergraduate and graduate students a number of groups and workshops. These services focus on a wide range of issues related to their needs. If interested, students can meet with a counselor to discuss what group and/or workshop may be the most beneficial. Check out this semester's schedule listed below.
Starting dates for the groups vary, but typically begin 3-5 weeks after the start of the semester. Workshops typically run from the start of each semester and end the week before finals. Enrollment is free for all UCF students. Inquiries about groups or workshops can be made directly to CAPS. For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Hanes, Group Coordinator or call us at 407-823-2811.
A pre-group screening is usually required prior to one’s acceptance into a therapy group, but no screening is required for support groups and most workshops. Some workshops have additional requirements. All workshops use a sign-in process and seating is limited. Services are usually provided at CAPS unless otherwise specified.
This drop-in workshop is designed to help students develop skills in coping with anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Students will learn about myths and realities of anxiety as well as develop practical skills that they can use.
This workshop is open to all students who are wanting to get a release from stress and restrictions. Participants will further connect with feeling, intuition, and creativity, while forging a path to greater self-acceptance through the expressive arts (ie: visual arts, writing, movement, poetry, meditation, story-telling). All that is necessary is the courage and curiosity to make contact with the imagination and the means to make a mark. The stories are already within you, waiting to be told. No art experience necessary. Only trust in the creative process.
This drop-in workshop is for current or new CAPS clients who want to gain more balance in their lives by working on relationships, self-acceptance, and emotional control. This group meets weekly and will focus on learning and applying skills.
This drop-in workshop is an excellent introductory class for beginners or those wanting to work on the basics of asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork), & meditation.
This group is for students wanting to better understand and improve their relationships with others. These relationships may be with family, co-workers, friends, or romantic partners. Issues discussed in this group include communication in relationships, gender issues, assertiveness, how you come across to others or interact with others, beginning and ending relationships, and interpersonal conflicts.
This group is open to undergraduate students who present with body dissatisfaction, mild disordered eating behaviors, low self-esteem, and related issues. Through self-exploration and sharing with others, this group seeks to help participants view their bodies, abilities, and emotions from a more balanced and nurturing perspective.
This group focuses on identifying fears related to social situations, reducing self-defeating thinking patterns and strengthening effective social skills.
This group is for students who would like to develop self-understanding and awareness of relationship patterns through exploring past experiences with one’s family and important relationships, unresolved concerns, and identifying ways they might affect present ways of relating to self and others.
This group is designed to provide a safe space for women to feel empowered to heal from unwanted sexual experiences, abuse and unhealthy relationships.
This group aims to provide a safe and supportive place for transgender and gender non-conforming students who want to explore and discuss their gender identity .