Interpersonal Therapy Group and Educational Workshops

Interpersonal Therapy Groups

Why do people join group therapy?
People join group therapy because they are having difficulties and benefit from the support of caring peers. Common issues include:

  •  Family problems
  •  Relationship issues
  •  Anxiety
  •  Depression
  •  Loneliness


How does group therapy work?
Group members discuss issues that are of concern to them and offer each other support and feedback. Group therapy works for many reasons including:

  • Group members give feedback and support.
  • Group members offer suggestions for alternative ways of acting.
  • Group encourages members to practice new options.


How do I get the most out of group therapy?Most people are apprehensive about joining a group and experience some initial anxiety. To make group more meaningful and healing:

  • Participate and attend group regularly.
  • Decide what to work on in group and work actively towards change.
  • Express your thoughts and feelings.
  • Give others feedback.
  • Be patient with yourself and the group - it will take time to grow comfortable and develop trust with the group.
  • Try new behaviors suggested in group and ask for feedback from others.


When and How do I join?




Interpersonal Therapy Group

Monday, 4-5 pm

October 7th 2019

Interpersonal Therapy Group

Tuesday, 3-4pm

October 8th 2019

Interpersonal Therapy Group


Wednesday 4-5pm


October 9th 2019
Interpersonal Therapy Group Wednesday 1-2pm October 9th 2019
Interpersonal Therapy Group Thursday 11am-12pm October 10th 2019



Credit for descriptive information: GVSU Group Website


Educational Workshops


Workshops for the Fall 2019 semester start the first week in October. All workshops are held at the CAPS office. No sign up is required. 

Mindfulness Skill Building 11-12 on Wednesdays

Relaxation Skill Building 1-2pm on Mondays

      Relaxation has many mental and physical health benefits, and it can be practiced almost anywhere. The Relaxation Skills workshop will help participants learn and use workable easy techniques to feel calm and manage stress, anxiety and day-to-day life.

Emotional Regulation Skill Building 4-5pm on Thursdays

     The Emotional Regulation skills workshop will help participants understand their emotions. They will learn to identify, manage and respond to emotions in a way that allows them to be productive in various aspects of their life and maintain personal happiness, success, and smooth relationships.

Relationship Skills 4-5pm on Tuesdays




Counseling and Psychological Services

2157 -
University Center (UC)
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