Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Group Services

In-person groups have been temporarily paused in observance of social distancing practices. CAPS counselors facilitate groups remotely through Zoom. Some groups require a pre-group screening while others are drop-in. Currently enrolled students are eligible for groups. Please look below for registration info or follow us on Instagram or Twitter (@cppcaps) for updates. 

Check out some of our workshops on our YouTube channel.


In our skill-focused workshops, students can learn coping strategies for a variety of presenting concerns, such as stress, motivation, negative emotions, and communication difficulties. Workshops are not therapy, and participants are not required to disclose information regarding their personal problems. However, participants are encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussion during the workshop.

Workshops are offered throughout the semester and are led by licensed mental health professionals. To attend our virtual workshops, register using the links below or on MyBar by 5 pm the day before the scheduled workshop. Students who register last minute and log in 5 minutes after the workshop start time will not be admitted to the Zoom meeting.


 Enhancing Your Motivation Mindset, October 21st, 2020 @ 12:00pm:

If you have noticed a decrease in motivation during the pandemic, you are not alone. We will discuss challenges and strategies for motivation. Register here!


Communication in a Virtual World, November 2nd, 2020 @ 3:00 pm:

Do you find communicating in today’s virtual world to be stressful, difficult, or exhausting? Come learn skills to foster effective communication over Zoom, chat forums, and other virtual modes. Register here!


Anger Management, November 10th, 2020 @ 11:00am:

Learn techniques on how to recognize anger and how to manage triggers in a positive way. Register here!


Self-Care & Boundaries, November 19th, 2020 @ 2:00pm:

Learn how to take care of yourself and the benefits of setting healthy boundaries. Participants will reflect on their preferences and learn strategies. Register here!


Remaining Undeterred in the Face of Adversity, December 2nd, 2020 @ 11:00am:

Learn how to persevere through adversity while feeling undeterred. We will discuss how to respond to stress and stay connected to the things that give us meaning. Register here!



In our groups, a small number of people meet together weekly under the guidance of professionally trained therapists to experience growth and change. Group participants can share common problems, safely interact with others, learn about themselves, and help others learn about themselves. Groups form throughout the semester and some require a brief screening.

CAPS Connect Pods

This group is designed to provide a safe space for students to increase their social connections and discuss their experiences as they navigate the pandemic and virtual learning environment. Please call (909) 869-3220 or email for more information on how to join a Connect Pod.

-Wednesdays at 2:30, (6 weeks, from October 14th  through November 25th)


Social Skills Group

This group is open to young adults who are interested in learning communication skills to make and keep friends, and develop romantic relationships. This internationally acclaimed program was originally developed at UCLA by PEERS Clinic Founding Director, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills. PEERS may be appropriate for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social and behavioral challenges.
Facilitators: Dr. Jennifer Kohagura, CAPS Counselor, and Christian Abson, M.Ed. Autism Specialist
Day & Time: Thursdays, 11-12:30, starting September 17th; will run for 10 sessions
Contact for information or enrollment. 


Body Project (4-Week Program)

Are you struggling with your body? Have you noticed how your thoughts about your body negatively impact your motivation, self-esteem, or relationships? Are you passionate about promoting positive body image? Are you interested in becoming a Body Project student leader who advocates for healthy body ideals in your community? The Body Project is a body-acceptance program to improve body satisfaction and resist pressures to conform to unrealistic image standards. Guided by student leaders, the Body Project is a safe space to explore issues of identity, culture, and self-acceptance. This group is targeted towards female-identified students.
Contact Person: Dr. Andrea Bailey,
Please complete interest form at 

Drop-In Groups

Students who are looking to gain support from others, as well as to learn coping skills, may benefit from attending our Drop-In Sessions. Students may choose to attend as many drop-in sessions as they would like.

Mindfulness Mondays:

 A 30 minute session of mindfulness, meditation, sound therapy and community. In partnership with the Cesar Chavez Center.

Available every Monday at 3:15 P.M. on Zoom starting September 14th.

Click the link below to sign up for the desired date:

October 26th, 2020

November 2nd, 2020

November 9th, 2020

November 16th, 2020

November 23rd, 2020

November 30th, 2020

December 7th, 2020


Support Group for International Students (hosted by CAPS and International Students Center)

Parenting Students Group (hosted by CAPS and Womxn’s Resource Center)