Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to offer several group options each semester. Groups meet weekly and are a great way to gain support, improve understanding of self and others, and learn new skills. Below are our offerings for the Fall 2018 Semester:

Bereavement Support Group

For any student who has lost a loved one or friend, in the recent or distant past. The hope is that together, we can explore ways of coping and foster mutual support as we go through the grief process.

Thursdays 11am-12pm, starting September 27th at Merion Gardens.
Contact Dr. Ernie Hermosisima (ehermosi@sju.edu) or 610-660-1090

Interpersonal Support Group

Provides a supportive environment for students to explore and learn ways to improve their ability to connect with others, thus paving the way for deeper and more satisfying relationships.

Date and Time TBD.
Contact Dr. Mary Brennan (mbrennan@sju.edu) or 610-660-1090

Drop in Mindfulness Meditation Sessions - No prior experience necessary

Take a brief time out during a stressful day to enjoy the benefits of meditation. Students who meditate report less anxiety, reduced stress, improved focus, and better health overall. Plus, meditation is typically enhanced in a group setting.

Mondays 11am - 11:45am starting September 24th in Campion.
For exact location, contact Dr. Greg Nicholls (gnicholl@sju.edu) or 610-660-1090.

Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group

A weekly support group for female students who have experienced a sexual assault or who have had an unwanted sexual experience; group will strive to help members express feelings, reduce feelings of guilt and self-blame, develop positive coping strategies, strengthen self-esteem, and make sense of experiences.

Date and Time TBD.
Contact Dr. Jessica Ermilio (jermilio@sju.edu) or 610-660-1090

Freshmen Funk

Join other first- year students to share experiences, get support from one another, and help with emotional adjustment to college life.

Tuesdays during Free Period: 11:15am-12:15pm starting September 11th in LaFarge Residence Hall Lounge
Walk-ins welcome, or contact Dr. Natalie Petyk (npetyk@sju.edu) or 610-660-1090