New Groups for Spring 2015

Trauma Support Group

Traumatic experiences often play hide and seek with us. We sometimes isolate ourselves from them to be functional, but feel numb and invisible. Other times, we are significantly disturbed by past events, while feeling fearful of this being seen by others.  

CAPS encourages people who live in this dilemma to sign up for a 10-week processing group, starting February 9th, 2015. The group will meet every Monday from 4:15 to 5:45 PM (there is no session during Spring Break). Heejin Kim and Marin Smith will co-facilitate the group.

The group will focus on reflecting about and talking through a variety of experiences related to a past or recent trauma, which may hamper certain areas of our lives.

Individual group members might have different needs from others and various assets to offer. One of the main goals of the group will be to support our experiences based on our own needs and limits, and to contain our experiences in a confidential place.

Interested students will schedule a 15-20 minute consultation with Heejin and Marin to ensure that their needs and the group services are an appropriate match. This consultation will also provide the opportunity to ask questions about the group.

To schedule a consultation, please call Terry McGrath at 610-328-8059 or email caps@swarthmore.edu

Depression and Anxiety Support Group

Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Will meet for 12 weeks from Wednesday, February 4th - Wednesday, April 29th
Will not meet during Spring Break (3/11) 

This group is open to any student who has been impacted by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The group is intended to provide a space for students to talk, explore, and share their experience of managing depressive and/or anxious symptoms while simultaneously meeting academic, social and other demands.

This group will remain open until filled. All interested students should contact Dr. Diane Shaffer, Groups Coordinator, (610-328-8059 or dshaffe1@swarthmore.edu) to express interest or to learn more about this group.

Leave of Absence Re-Entry Group

This group is currently not scheduled, but all interested students should contact Dr. Diane Shaffer, Groups Coordinator, (610-328-8059 or dshaffe1@swarthmore.edu) to express interest or to learn more about this group.

Grief Group

This group is not currently scheduled, but all interested students should contact Dr. Diane Shaffer, Groups Coordinator  (610-328-8059 or dshaffe1@swarthmore.edu) to express interest and to learn more about this group.

First Generation Students

This group is not currently scheduled, but all interested students should contact Dr. Diane Shaffer, Groups Coordinator  (610-328-8059 or dshaffe1@swarthmore.edu) to express interest and to learn more about this group.

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

This group is not currently scheduled, but all interested students should contact Dr. Diane Shaffer, Groups Coordinator  (610-328-8059 or dshaffe1@swarthmore.edu) to express interest and to learn more about this group.

First-Year Transition Group

This group is not currently scheduled, but all interested students should contact Dr. Diane Shaffer, Groups Coordinator  (610-328-8059 or dshaffe1@swarthmore.edu) to express interest and to learn more about this group.

CAPS is interested in hearing from any student who sees a need for alternate groups. Please contact Dr. Diane Shaffer, Groups Coordinator (610-328-8059 or dshaffe1@swarthmore.edu). All suggestions will be seriously considered.