University of Arkansas

Pat Walker Health Center

Counseling and Psychological Services

(CAPS)

SPRING 2021/Summer 2021

Virtual Groups

& preview of Fall 2021

group information 

CAPS GROUPS WILL continue to BE HELD online, VIA Zoom for healthcare

due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements for spring 2021 and summer 2021. (FALL 2021 is to be determined)

 

Anxiety & Depression Reduction Workshop

Being in college can be an overwhelming experience at times. When things feel uncertain or out of our control, it’s understandable to feel fear, anxiety or sadness. The key is learning to manage these feelings in a healthy and positive way. The virtual  Anxiety & Depression Reduction Workshop can help you build life-long strategies you can use while facing anxiety or depression triggering situations.

 

SPRING 2021:

Section 3: Wednesdays, 4pm - 5pm, 

3/31/20 - 4/28/20

SUMMER 2021*:

(*You do not need to be enrolled in summer classes or be in the state of Arkansas to attend this workshop)

Summer Section 1: Thursdays, 11am -12pm

Summer Section 1: 6/3/21 - 7/1/21

Summer Section 2: Wednesdays, 3pm - 4pm

 Summer Section 2: 7/7/21 - 8/3/21

FALL 2021:

Section 1: Tuesdays 11am - 12pm

9/7/21 - 10/5/21

Section 2: Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm

10/6/21 - 11/3/21

Section 3: Tuesdays 11am - 12pm

11/2/21 - 11/30/21

These workshops do not require an initial consult, but do require you to start on week 1 and are a multi-session commitment.

Downloadable Workbooks

Please download and use The Anxiety & Depression Reduction Workbook during the Anxiety & Depression Reduction Workshop Series (or the self-guided Webinar Series listed below). It will be referenced.

Relaxation Skills workshop 

Come and learn about different relaxation strategies that can help manage your distress. Each week a new skill will be introduced followed by time to practice the skill. Come one week or as often as you would like!

 

SPRING 2021

Section 4: Tuesdays, 11am - 12pm, 

4/6/20 - 4/27/20

SUMMER 2021:

(*You do not need to be enrolled in summer classes or be in the state of Arkansas to attend this workshop)

Summer Section 1: Wednesdays, 3pm - 4pm

Summer Section 1: 6/2/21 - 6/23/21

Summer Section 2: Thursdays, 11am - 12pm

Summer Section 2: 7/1/21 - 7/22/21

FALL 2021:

Section 1:Wednesdays, 4pm - 5pm

9/1/21 - 9/22/21 (4 sessions)

Section 2: Tuesdays 11am -12pm

10/5/21 - 10/26/21 (will not meet on 10/19/21, fall break, only 3 session this month)

Section 3: Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm 

11/3/21 - 11/17/21 (will not meet on 11/24/21, Thanksgiving break, only 3 session this month)

Section 4: Tuesdays 11am - 12pm

11/30/21 - 12/14/21 (3 sessions)

Does not need a referral. Open to campus. Not necessary to be CAPS client/attend an Initial Consultation​

Surviving College and Finals Workshops

Mondays 4-5PM

 

April 5th – Coping with Academic Difficulties

 

April 12th – Motivation and Academic 

Difficulties

 

April 19th – Preparing for Finals and Test Anxiety

 

April 26th – Stress Management and Surviving Finals

Workshops do not need a referral. Open to campus. Not necessary to be CAPS client/attend an Initial Consultation​

virtual Outreaches/

Web Series

 #MentalHealthMondays Q+A:

Ever had a question about therapy but were too embarrassed to ask?

In this reoccurring webseries, we will be answering student-submitted questions about therapy to spread awareness of mental health services and bust myths and stereotypes about therapy.

Have a question you would like to submit? Click the link below, and your question may be answered in one of our episodes

Celebs & Mental Health Shorts:

These mini videos will feature bios of celebrities and how they have overcome mental health issues and advocated for awareness and access to mental health services.

More info TBA

Express Yourself

 This group provides a virtual space for students to use creative means to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

The goal of this group is to give you a safe and welcoming space to take a break from the stress and engage your creative side through a variety of creative mediums.

No art experience or expertise is required; all are welcome.

 

Spring 2021: 

Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm

(ENDS 4/26/21)

 

Fall 2021: TBD

Does not need a referral. Not necessary to be CAPS client/attend an Initial Consultation.

Graduate Support Group

Successfully navigating the process & politics of graduate school, as well as the complex student/advisor relationship, can be a delicate challenge. Join other graduate students in a safe and supportive, virtual environment to discuss a variety of topics.

SPRING 2021

Wednesdays, 4pm - 5pm (FULL)

FALL 2021: TBD 

 

Requires an initial consult & screening with group facilitator before starting.

Call CAPS to schedule an Initial Consultation/Group Screener

virtual outreaches/

WEB SERIES

virtual outreaches/

WEB SERIES

#TheStruggleisReal(ly)Diverse Q+A Series: People may know about #OscarsSoWhite and other types of diversity representation issues, but what about when it comes to mental health issues and therapy? In this reoccurring Q+A series, we will be exploring topics and answering questions about mental health specifically from folks of diverse and/or marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, people with disabilities, and more). Interested in participating? Click the link below, and your response may be answered in one of our episodes!

 

CAPS Special Docuseries:

We will be premiering a few special webisodes on diverse mental health topics: This semester’s specials will be: “Is Therapy only for White Folks? Perspectives from Faculty, Staff, Clinicians of Color” & “What is it like to be POC at a PWI? Perspectives from Staff, Faculty, and Students of Color.” We would like to use input from our campus community in our specials. If you are interested in participating, click the links below, and your responses may be featured in our episodes!

Is Therapy only for White Folks? Perspectives from Faculty, Staff, Clinicians of Color Survey link:

What is it like to be POC at a PWI? Perspectives from Staff, Faculty, and Students of Color Survey link:

Women Supporting Women

Discuss topics that are important in the lives of women of all ages in an open and caring environment that is authentic and supportive. You will learn more about yourself and help others do the same as you connect virtually with women across campus.

 

SPRING 2021

Mondays 11 - 12pm

Starts 3/1/21 (CLOSED)

FALL 2021

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm

Requires an initial consult & screening with group facilitator before starting.

Call CAPS to schedule an Initial Consultation/Group Screener

Let's Talk Consultations

CAPS Mental Health Clinician are available for Let's Talk Monday - Friday by Zoom (or phone), from 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm.

 

Call CAPS at 479-575-5276

and let the front office know that you would like to do a Let's Talk consultation.

After providing contact information to the front office, you will receive a Let's Talk Consent Form via Hushmail to submit, along with a Zoom link to attend a virtual consultation.

These brief, informal, confidential consultations are available to Students, Faculty, & Staff.

NOTE: these consultations should not be used for emergency purposes. If you are having a mental health emergency, please call CAPS to speak with an on-call clinician.

You can also request a Let's Talk Consultation online for the current week (giving at least 24 hours notice) by using the Sign Up Button below. You will receive a confirmation email verifying your day/time slot along with a Zoom link to access Let's Talk during your scheduled time.

 

 

Anxiety & Depression Reduction Workshop:

(Self-guided webinar Series) 

The Anxiety & Depression Reduction Webinar series can help you build life-long strategies that you can use while facing anxiety or depression triggering situations.

This is a 5-part, prerecorded webinar series, which allows you to work at your own pace,

at any time.

(Follow Self-Guided Webinar link  below)

 

"Prime Time"

Let's Talk Consultations

CAPS  Mental Health Clinicians and Interns will be available for "Prime Time" Let's Talk (evening) via Zoom

SPRING 2021 Mondays, 5-7pm

starts 1/25/21

Use the link below to sign up with your uark email address and you will receive an email with a Zoom link, through which you can access Let's Talk at the scheduled

day and time.

If you do not receive an email by the morning of your selected consultation date or if you have any questions, please contact CAPS

at 479-575-5276.

These are brief, confidential,

(first come first serve) consultations available to all U of A students, faculty and staff.

Please note: You must sign up a minimum of 24 hours in advance in order to participate that week. If we have too many people signed up for the time frame, you will be notified and automatically moved to the following week.

Body Respect

 

Ready to learn a more sustainable way to care for yourself? Curious about the ways in which diet culture keeps us tied to societal standards of worthiness?

Learn to turn towards your body with curiosity as we navigate ways to increase your body acceptance and utilize nutrition as a form of self-care. Each week we will cover another principle of body respect ranging from intuitive eating, joyful movement, and body acceptance.

SPRING 2021

Mondays 3pm-4pm

FALL 2021: TBD

Does not need a referral. Open to all students. Not necessary to be CAPS client or attend an Initial Consultation. This is an open group, students can join at any point.

 

Family Matters Group

A group for students who are experiencing complex family dynamics and relationships within their family of origin. By connecting with peers who have shared experiences, individuals will work together to navigate the challenges of these significant relationships. Participants will acquire coping skills to manage distress related to family matters while in a supportive group environment.

SPRING 2021

Tuesdays, 3pm - 4:30pm (CLOSED)

FALL 2021

Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Requires an Initial Consult & screening with group facilitator before starting.

 Call CAPS to schedule an Initial Consultation/Group Screener 

Grief and Loss Support Time

University of Arkansas Students, Faculty and Staff who’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, a change in life situation, loss related to COVID-19, loss of a close relationship, or other difficult loss are invited to attend support time, where they will:

  • Learn about the grief process

  • Relate to others who are also dealing with grief

  • Work on expressing and accepting emotions around grief

  • Address issues around coping with grief

Spring 2021

Wednesday’s at 4pm

FALL 2021: TBD

 

Does not need a referral. Open to Students, Faculty and Staff. Not necessary to be CAPS client/attend an Initial Consultation

Take Charge of Your Emotions Workshop

Do you feel that your emotional reactions are sometimes too much or extreme? Do you struggle to verbalize how you feel in relationships? Do you have a hard time sitting with uncomfortable emotions or general distress? This workshop will introduce a new skill each week to manage intense feelings, distressing emotions to help to feel more in control!

Does not require an initial consult but require you to start on week 1 and is a multi-session commitment.

(4 sessions, student must attend all)

Thursdays 1-2pm via Zoom

April 8th-April 29th

RA Support Group

For Housing RA's only

This is a virtual group where Resident Assistants (RA's) can share, connect, and receive support.

SPRING 2021

Tuesdays, 6pm - 7pm

FALL 2021

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

 

Do not need a referral.

Open to all RA's. Not necessary to be CAPS client/attend an Initial Consultation

 

understanding self and others (USO)

 

If you are looking for a way to better understand yourself and to learn to build genuine and meaningful connections with others, our virtual USO group may be the perfect fit for you.  USO is a wonderful place to experiment with new ways of interacting, practice curiosity about how others experience you, share about concerns and important events, and receive support and feedback.

 

SPRING 2021:

Section 1: Wednesdays, 2pm - 3:30pm (FULL)
Section 2: Thursdays, 3pm-  4:30pm (FULL)

Section 3: Wednesdays, 3pm - 4:30 pm (FULL)

SUMMER 2021:

Summer Section: Wednesdays, 3pm - 4:30pm

FALL 2021:

Fall Section 1: Tuesdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Fall Section 2: Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

 

  Requires an initial consult & screening with group facilitator before starting.

 Call CAPS to schedule an Initial Consultation/Group Screener 

 

prerecorded, online webinars 

In addition to online groups and workshops, CAPS offers several prerecorded, online webinars and resources.

Healthy Relationships and Self–Love 2021 

CAPS, in collaboration with our campus partners, assembled a panel of professionals to answer your questions about sex, sexuality, dating, self-love and relationships.  

You may have questions like, “How do I talk about my STI?” or “How do I talk to my partner about what I like sexually?”.  These questions may be difficult for some to ask, but you are not the only one with these types of questions!

The event was held virtually, participants remained anonymous (Cameras off, usernames not shown) and it was recorded.

This event offered educational information to promote healthy relationships and self-love to increase health, wellness, and mental health associated with relationships.

 

Click the link below to watch the recorded event on the CAPS YouTube channel!

The Razorback Recovery Community hosts weekly meetings for University of Arkansas students who wish to change their substance use behavior. RRC offers a supportive environment for students in, or seeking, long-term recovery; helping students foster harmony and well-being through integrity and accountability.

SPRING 2021:

Thursdays, 4pm-5pm 

FALL 2021:

Thursdays, 4pm - 5pm 

Does not need a referral. Open to all students. Not necessary to be CAPS client/attend an Initial Consultation.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION ONLINE

 

An Initial Consultation is an information gathering appointment for students who are interested in ongoing services at CAPS.

These appointments are offered at varied times, Monday through Friday. Once scheduled, you will need to fill out intake paperwork and then will meet with a clinician for approximately 30-minutes via Zoom.  

During the appointment, you and a CAPS mental health clinician will talk about the nature of your concerns, existing coping skills, additional resources/strategies and our services. From there, you and your CAPS mental health clinician will determine the most appropriate next steps based on CAPS Care Matching Model.

(These might include any combination of referrals to a campus resource, referral to groups/workshops, counseling services, psychiatric services, case management, or referral to a community provider).

To request an initial consultation, students should call 479-575-5276 to schedule a time that works for them, OR submit an Initial Consultation appointment request form using the following link:

 

*Please let our staff know if you would like your Initial Consultation to be with a Person of Color or with someone who speaks Spanish. 

The Razorback Recovery Community (RRC)

 

CAPS has a youtube channel!

Check out the CAPS YouTube Channel, where you will find videos on a variety of Mental Health topics!

Subscribe to the uofacaps channel

Working from Home

Stock Photo. *Not an actual CAPS Zoom*

 

Men’s Understanding Self and Others (USO)

Learn to build genuine and meaningful connections with others, learn new ways of interacting, practice curiosity about how others experience you and discuss topics that are important in the lives of men of all ages. You will learn more about yourself and help others do the same, as you connect with men across campus in a safe and supportive environment.

Fall 2021

Thursdays, 11am - 12pm

 

Requires an initial consult & screening with group facilitator before starting.

 Call CAPS to schedule an Initial Consultation/Group Screener 

GROUP EXPERIENCE

TESTIMONIALS

"If my friend was nervous about joining the group I would let them know I was too. I would tell them that the workshop was really helpful to me and that you only have to share as much as you are comfortable sharing. Everyone in the group is trying to get better and understands what you are going through."

-Anonymous participant CAPS Workshop

" To me, although I had done a lot of research myself about anxiety and depression, the group helped a lot in validating my experiences. It was also nice to hear that other college students are struggling with the same things I am. It made me feel less alone."

-Anonymous participant CAPS Anxiety & Depression Reduction Workshop

" To me, although I had done a lot of research myself about anxiety and depression, the group helped a lot in validating my experiences. It was also nice to hear that other college students are struggling with the same things I am. It made me feel less alone."

-Anonymous participant CAPS Anxiety & Depression Reduction Workshop

"I would tell my peer that it is a safe place and it is always awkward during the first meeting, but after that it becomes more normal and also enjoyable where everyone is supporting each other."

-Anonymous participant CAPS Workshop

"I would tell my peer that it is a safe place and it is always awkward during the first meeting, but after that it becomes more normal and also enjoyable where everyone is supporting each other."

-Anonymous participant CAPS Workshop

“Group is so helpful!"

-Anonymous participant of CAPS group

“Group is so helpful!"

-Anonymous participant of CAPS group

“Group made me feel like I wasn't alone."

-Anonymous participant CAPS group

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