Group Counseling Schedule
Fall Semester 2021
Students should contact CAPS for information on costs and how to join a group.
Instructions for accessing the groups via Zoom will be provided.
Graduate Student Support Group—1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Zoom
This group is designed for graduate students who are struggling. Some common issues may be, but are not limited to, addressing difficulties related to imposter syndrome and/or perfectionism, finding a work-life balance, and reducing a sense of isolation tied to graduate school challenges.
Seeking Ma’at Group—3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, In-person, CAPS Conference Room
Considering the challenges facing African-American students, balance is the key to living a satisfying life. This group combines the ancient wisdom of kemetic yoga with the power of community and connection found in group therapy. Participants will engage in an increasingly balancing and harmonizing kemetic yoga sequence focusing on the principles of Ma’at. Following the movement portion, Dr. Williams will lead participants in a group therapy experience with the focus on identifying the aspects of our lives that either support or undermine one’s experiences of balance and harmony. Participants will explore shifts in thoughts and behavior that are designed to improve one’s quality of life.
Healing After Loss Group—3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, In-person, CAPS Small Group Room
This group is designed to help students who have lost a loved one (family or friend).
Tue, Wed, and Thu:
Interpersonal Process Group
Want to improve relationships? This group focuses on learning how you interact with others, practicing new ways of behaving, and receiving valuable feedback from others.
- Tuesdays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Zoom
- Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, In-person, CAPS Conference Room
- Wednesdays, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Zoom
- Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, In-person, CAPS Conference Room
- Date/Time of additional interpersonal process group(s) are to be determined.
Reclaiming Our Time Group—3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, In-person, CAPS Small Group Room
A mental health group therapy experience designed to provide space for African-American female graduate students to come together and process the unique aspects of their graduate school experience. The group will explore themes of interest to African-American women and will provide evidence-based coping skills to enhance emotional well-being and academic performance. Interested students can contact CAPS at 706-542-2273 and request to be scheduled for a group screening with Dr. Monica Williams.
Mindfulness Group—3:30 pm – 5:00 pm for six weeks, Zoom
This group will focus on the practice of Mindfulness meditation to increase self-awareness, identify/disrupt patterns and thoughts which no longer serve you, and practice being more in the present moment with self-compassion.
International Student Support Group—1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Zoom
This support group aims to provide international students with a confidential, safe, and supportive space to discuss relevant topics you may experience in the U.S. as an international student, to develop effective coping skills, and to build meaningful connections with other international students like you.
Acceptance and Commitment Group—2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, In-person, CAPS Small Group Room
This group will focus on developing the skills to live more intentionally and to manage the pain that comes with thought and feeling. We do this through understanding the unique values that guide us, engaging fully in the present moment, and sharing this process with each other.