New Groups for Fall 2014

Grief Group

If you have experienced a loss of any kind and are grieving...

If you are looking for room to explore your thoughts, feelings and reactions to a recent or past loss...

If you are curious about how a group experience can shift your awareness of yourself and others in relation to your grief and loss...

Then please contact CAPS (610-328-8059 or caps@swarthmore.edu) to learn more about this group.

This group takes place on Mondays from Oct. 21 - Dec. 2, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. with staff members Diane Shaffer and Katy Cording. Interested Students will be asked to schedule a 20 minute screening appointment to ensure the group will meet the student's needs.

First Generation Students

Recognizing that the Swarthmore community includes many students who are the first in their family to attend college, CAPS is offering a group for those students to come together, share experiences, and discuss challenges and feelings that may be unique and different from many of their peers on campus.

The group will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. beginning the week after fall break (October 23) and end the last week of classes (December 4).

The group will be limited to 6-10 participants. Kim Grant and Jason Hart will co-facilitate the group.

Interested students should contact Terry McGrath in the CAPS office, ext. 8059. One of the group facilitators will contact students to answer any questions and learn more about the group.

CALMM Group (Coping with Anxiety and Stress by Learning Mindfulness Meditation)

Swarthmore College Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) will be providing a 6-week skills training group centered on learning to cope with anxiety and general life stressors through the use of mindfulness meditation.

The group will meet every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m.–5:30 pm from Oct. 23 to Dec. 4, 2013 (there is no session during fall break week). Heejin Kim and Alex Gould will co-facilitate the group.

In the beginning of each session, the group will learn different mindfulness and relaxation skills. Students will practice these techniques and will be offered guidance when needed. Finally, each session will end with the opportunity to explore their experiences, make comments and ask questions.

Interested students will be asked to schedule a 15-20 minute screening appointment to ensure a student's needs and group services are an appropriate match. This screening will also provide the opportunity for interested students to address questions about the group. To schedule a screening, please call Terry McGrath at 610-328-8059.