CAPS Groups & Workshops
Joining a group or workshop with other students can be beneficial by increasing feelings of connectedness and understanding. A facilitated space with community validates your challenges and experiences, and is a way to understand yourself better, get relief from painful feelings, and learn new skills to live according to your values. There is an opportunity to share experiences and get support from your peers along the way. Groups and workshops are facilitated by various members of the CAPS staff and differ in focus and duration.
Explore CAPS Groups & Workshops below.
Description: Qtrees is a process/support group for LGBTQIA+ undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford. Join us to connect with other LGBTQIA+ to process and support each other around your identity and how that may impact your experience.
QTrees will meet for 60 mins. weekly for 7 weeks, with same people each week.
Dates and Times: In-person group meeting Thursdays 11:00-12:00 pm 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/30 (skip 11/23)
How to access: Meeting with a facilitator is required to join this group. You can sign up on the INTEREST LIST- QTrees on Vaden Portal rosters, in the "Groups and Workshops" section before 10/05. The facilitator will reach out to you to schedule a pre-group meeting.
Facilitators: Christine Catipon PsyD
The Algorithm: Self-image Support Space for BIPOC students
Description: The Algorithm is four in-person sessions, created to support BIPOC students with navigating self-view/self-image, including processing internalized messages.
Dates and Times: In-person, 4 workshops Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm 10/12, 10/26, 11/16 and 11/30
How to access: This is a wellness outreach space, register by clicking red "register" box below. You have option to ask to meet with facilitator prior to the group, if you would like to meet first, but this is not required.
Facilitator: Bianca Aaron LMFT, Madeleine Kannan LCSW
Rooted! Black Graduate Students Process Space
Description: Rooted! Is a support group for Black-identified Stanford graduate students that is designed to be a confidential space for students to speak their minds, build community, rest, connect with themselves, and learn coping skills for managing graduate life at Stanford. Graduate school is naturally stressful, rigorous, and will challenge you in unexpected ways. That stress can be compounded by identity, politics, isolation, and overall climate. Whether this is your first year or fifth year, we welcome you to join this group and get Rooted!
Dates and times: In person, Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27,12/04
How to Access: Connecting with CAPS and attending a pre-group meeting with a group facilitator is required to join this group. Please call 650-723-3785 during business hours (8:30-5:00 weekdays) to connect and meet with a CAPS therapist, or message your therapist/contact person at CAPS, to determine if this group is right for you.
Group Facilitators: Cierra Whatley, PhD and Katie Ohene-Gambill, PsyD
Eating Disorder Recovery Holiday Workshop
Description: A two part workshop for all genders, to support you over the holidays- support and skills to work with with the internal and external triggers for eating disorder behaviors, that can come up during holidays.
Dates and Times: Two Mondays- 11/13 and 12/04, from 3:00-4:30 pm
How to access: You can sign up on the INTEREST LIST- Eating Disorder Recovery Holiday Workshop on Vaden Portal rosters, in the "Groups and Workshops" section. The facilitator will reach out to you to give details on the meeting place.
Facilitator: Carrie Grabaskas, LPCC, CEDS
Description: This is a monthly gathering for Black students to seek support regarding race-based trauma, critical incidents on campus and/or nationwide, or are in need of connection in community.
How to sign up: Check back here for updates and registration.
Facilitators: Katie Ohene PsyD, Bianca Aaron LMFT, Cierra Whatley PhD