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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • IU Health Center
    4th Floor
  • For information or to schedule an appointment
    (812) 855-5711

Services

Therapy Groups

CAPS offers a wide variety of therapy groups that focus on specific issues, from relationships to sobriety. Groups meet once a week in the CAPS offices on the 4th floor of the IU Health Center.

Healthy Connections

The focus of Healthy Connections is how to improve your relationships with others and your understanding of how you behave in relationships. These groups are a safe place for members to share honest thoughts and feelings about their own interactions and those of group participants.

  • Graduate and Returning Students: This group will focus on students learning to improve their relationships with others and deepen their understanding of themselves in relationships. The group offers a safe place for members to share honest thoughts and feelings with one another about aspects of their ways of interacting.
  • Graduate and Returning Students–Women's Interpersonal: This group will focus on women’s issues specifically as they relate to interpersonal and romantic relationships, body image, self-esteem, empowerment, personal growth, and other personal development concerns.
  • Undergraduate Interpersonal: Often the personal issues that bring us to counseling have more to do with how we relate to others than we think. This group helps members explore the relationship between their interpersonal style and their emotional well-being.
Summer 2013 Healthy Connections Group Schedule
GroupDayTime
Graduate & Returning StudentsMonday3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Graduate & Returning StudentsThursday2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p..m.
Graduate & Returning Students: Women's InterpersonalTBA 
UndergraduateThursday3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Special Topic Groups

CAPS also offers groups dedicated to specific topics that bring you together with others in the same situation. Currently, these groups include:

  • Dissertation Support: This group will focus on peer and emotional support, goal setting, and anxiety/stress management.
  • Sobriety in Action: Are you sick and tired of how drinking and drugs are affecting you? Are you ready to stop? Sobriety in Action is an open-ended therapy group that you can join any time. It’s all about learning what works for you in a nonjudgmental way.
  • Staying Out of Trouble: In this group, you can explore your drug and alcohol use in a nonjudgmental atmosphere so you can better make up your own mind about the risks and benefits. No reservations are required to attend these sessions.
  • Survivors of Sexual Assault: This group is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who are survivors of sexual assault. For the purposes of this group, sexual assault is defined as any unwanted and nonconsensual sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, rape. Here, you'll find a safe and therapeutic environment to explore some of the common problems associated with surviving a sexual assault.
Summer 2013 Special Topics Group Schedule
TopicDayTime
Dissertation SupportTuesday1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dissertation SupportTuesday3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sobriety in ActionWednesday2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Staying Out of TroubleFriday3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Survivors of Sexual AssaultTBA 
Skills-Based Groups

These groups are designed to teach you specific techniques you can use to help you change behaviors that aren't working for you. The groups include three training modules of six to eight sessions each. Current groups include:

Managing Your Emotions: Do you sometimes feel out of control of your emotions? Here, you'll learn techniques to help you resist impulsive behavior, keep your cool in difficult situations, and strengthen your relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. During the summer, the focus of the group is interpersonal effectiveness.

Summer 2013 Skills-Based Group Schedule
TopicDayTime
Managing Your EmotionsWednesday1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.