Fall 2019 Groups

The following groups are available for enrolled SFSU students. Sign up is required for all groups, so please call (415) 338-2208 or stop by SSB 205. Please see below for registration information. (Note: Information is regularly updated as new information may be provided.)

Support Groups

Body Positive

The Body Positive is a support group that helps students explore feelings about their body image. Through activities, discussion, and utilizing media we explore finding ways of improving your relationship with your body, food and exercise. The group is open to all female identified students currently affiliated with SFSU.

Note: A phone meeting with the facilitator is required prior to sign up.

Facilitator: Laurene Dominguez, LCSW, Danielle Lundstrom, and Gretchen George

Dates/Times: Fridays, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: September 20 - November 8

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

Feeling Good: TEAM CBT for Depression

Struggling with depression? In this 8-week workshop you will gain practical skills and strategies to feel good and boost happiness. Principles taught in this workshop are based on the work of Dr. David Burns.

Facilitator: Karla Castillo, MFT

Dates/Times: Thursdays, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: September 26 - November 14

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Mutual support for students on campus who identify as LGBTQ+. This group provides a safe space to share experiences, get feedback, and feel a sense of community.

Facilitator: Rick Nizzardini, LCSW

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: September 10 - December 10

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

My Self-Empowerment

Join a safe and non-judgmental group to develop self-awareness, enhance feelings of self-worth, and empower our own selves.

This group has been filled at capacity for Fall 2019.

Note: An in-person intake session with a therapist is required prior to sign up.

Facilitator: Leslie J. Shin, LMFT

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: Series #1: September 17 - October 15

                       Series #2: October 29 - December 3

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

Trauma Recovery Group for Self-Identified Females

Experience the healing power of EMDR therapy conducted in a safe group format for self-identified women.

This group has been filled at capacity for Fall 2019.

Note: A 30-minute intake session with one of the facilitators is required prior to sign up.

Facilitator: Catherine Jolly, MFT and Laurene Dominguez, LCSW

Dates/Times: Fridays, 10:15am - 12:00pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: September 20 - November 8

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

Skill-Building Workshops

Be Here Now: Mindfulness Practice

Engage in a weekly mindful practice in which you focus your mind on the present moment without judgment or attachment. The practice of mindfulness can increase your ability to manage emotions and be more fully engaged in life.

Note: This is not a continuous workshop. If you sign up for this workshop, you are signing up for only one session.

Facilitator: Karla Castillo, MFT and Laurene Dominguez, LCSW

Dates/Times: Wednesdays, 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: September 18 - December 11

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Management

Practice helpful coping skills for managing anxiety.

Note: This is not a continuous workshop. If you sign up for this workshop, you are signing up for only one session.

Facilitator: Taghi Amjadi, PhD, MFT

Dates/Times: Mondays, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: September 16 - December 2

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

Social Media and Your Mental Health

Does your social media or internet use feel unhealthy? Do you have a hard time turning it off? Discuss with peers, compassionate ways for improving your mental health and well-being by taking helpful breaks from social media and devices.

Note: This is not a continuous workshop. If you sign up for this workshop, you are signing up for only one session. Students are welcome to attend more than one session.

Facilitator: Susan Chen, MFT

Dates/Times: Thursdays, 10:15am - 11:30am

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: September 19 - October 31

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

The SAFE Empowerment Group

This is an all gendered skills based group to help survivors learn coping skills for trauma while building a supportive community.

Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict, this group has been cancelled for Fall 2019.

Note: This group is currently only available for SAFE clients. An intake session with either the facilitator or The SAFE Place Intern is required prior to sign up.

Facilitator: Stacy Peterson, LCSW

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: November 12 - December 10

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

Tranquil Minds

A skills-based group for anxiety management. Come practice real-time applied skills and though exercises to reduce your anxiety.

Note: This workshop is a drop-in workshop and does not require signing up.

Facilitator: Mike Lysaght, LMFT

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 12:10pm - 1:00pm OR Wednesdays, 10:10am - 11:00am

Location: Student Health Center Conference Room

Duration: September 13 - December 18

For more information, please call: (415) 338-2208

All groups will be held at an accessible location. Please let us know in advance if you require additional accommodations.