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Group Therapy Offerings

Students have access to an array of group therapy options at Stony Brook. 

Students may also decide they would benefit from other CAPS programs:

Process Groups

Personal exploration groups which encourage members to share their thoughts and feelings, as well as provide constructive feedback to other members.  Typically consist of 6-8 students and 2 staff leaders; ongoing for the duration of the academic semester.

Undergraduate Student Process Group

Awareness of Self and Others

  • Unique opportunity for interpersonal exploration
  • Emotionally supportive environment
  • Support and feedback offered
  • Focus is typically on relationships, intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and connection
Graduate Student   Process Group

Awareness of Self and Others

  • Unique opportunity for interpersonal exploration
  • Emotionally supportive environment
  • Support and feedback offered
  • Focus is typically on relationships, intimacy, boundaries, self-awareness and connection

Themed Groups

Groups with a particular theme or focus.  May be similar to a process group, or have a more skills-based approach where students learn concrete tools to help manage the issue that brought them to counseling. On-going for the duration of the academic semester. If you are interested in a group focused on a specific topic not listed below, please let us know.
 
Chaotic Backgrounds
  • A group for people from various types of chaotic backgrounds (e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse;  battering relationships, bullying, neglect, urban violence, etc.)
  • Explore how these experiences impacted development of problematic patterns
  • Safe environment to gain support and learn to cope with the aftermath of a chaotic background
Women of Color Group
  • A space for women who want to explore and process their identity as a woman of color on the SBU campus
  • May be students who are coping with feeling that they are the "only" or one of a few on campus/in the classroom
  • A group for those seeking a sense of community with other women of color
  • No registration required; this is a drop-in group located on Wednesdays at 1pm at CAPS.
  • Contact Glenda Baker (glenda.baker@stonybrook.edu) or Elizabeth Chaney (elizabeth.crockett-chaney@stonybrook.edu) for details. 

LGBTQ Group

  • Drop-in groups for undergraduate and graduate students identifying as LGBTQ
  • Supportive space for students to discuss shared and varying experiences regarding sexual identity, navigate the coming out process, cope with societal discrimination, and locate specific services and resources
  • No registration required
  • Thursdays from 2:45pm-3:45pm
Graduate Support Group
  • A group for graduate students looking for a supportive space
  • Find connection with other students
Transitions
  • This is a support group for undergraduate first semester freshman students who are struggling with the transition to college.
  • It is a place to navigate adjustment issues with a group of peers dealing with similar issues. Students who may be feeling homesick, lonely, lost at SBU, and/or struggling to meet the new demands of college life may benefit from this group.
  • Contact Amanda Donlon (amanda.donlon@stonybrook.edu) for details.
From Stressing to Studying
  • An Educational and Experiential Workshop for Moving Past Academic Distraction
  • This workshop will provide participants with skills to better cope with academic stress. Come and learn how to manage distracting thoughts without judgement.
  • Contact JoAnn Rosen (joann.rosen@stonybrook.edu) or Deborah Freund-Baldwin (deborah.freund@stonybrook.edu ) for details.

Group Programming Outside of CAPS
Academic Success and Tutoring Center
  • The Academic Success and Tutoring Center offers a number of workshops focused on improving academic functioning.
  • Students who find that their emotions get in the way of successful academic performance may benefit from a number of these workshops.
  • Check out specific topics through the link on the left.
 
 
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