University of Vermont


Group Counseling

Group counseling offers an opportunity for students to meet others who may have similar experiences and want to pursue personal growth in a safe, supportive environment.

Many students have found that group counseling is effective for...

  • Realizing they are not alone.
  • Learning the benefits of giving and receiving help.
  • Developing new ways of relating that are helpful in everyday life.

In addition, groups allow students to talk about issues that otherwise might be too difficult to talk about outside of group.

We typically offer ten or more counseling groups each semester, on a variety of topics. Most groups meet weekly for 1.5 hours, and groups are typically comprised of 6-8 student members and 1-2 counselors. Students meet individually with a counselor prior to joining a group in order to learn more about the group and to discuss individual goals for group involvement.

If you are interested in joining a group or would like to learn more about the groups being offered, please contact either of the CAPS offices.

Emergency Assistance

A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same-day attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions of the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, CONTACT CAPS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Last modified March 04 2014 09:20 AM