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What is Group Counseling?
In addition to individual therapy, CAPS offers group therapy which is sometimes more effective for certain issues. Group sessions are facilitated by one or two therapists and provide an opportunity to meet with other students who share similar challenges. The encouragement and support offered by others in a group can instill a sense of hope, optimism, and belonging. Members feel less isolated and alone and are provided with opportunities to learn that they can help others by sharing their experiences. In this process, group members learn about interpersonal relationships and acquire social and communication skills. As with individual therapy, confidentiality is maintained about everything that is discussed in the group and emphasize that all group members do the same. For those interested in joining a group, please call CAPS at 301-687-4234 or email CAPS@frostburg.edu. We ask that you commit to at least 6 sessions to see how effective it can be for you. Potential group members need to schedule a 30 minute session with the group leader to get more information and answer a few questions to ensure the group is a good fit. All groups will meet weekly and last approximately 60 - 90 minutes. Group size is generally between 6-8 students. Times and dates for groups will be determined.