Groups and Workshops

Counseling & Psychological Services offers In-Person and Virtual groups workshops for students via Zoom. The following groups and workshops are available for enrolled SFSU students. 

Virtual Groups

Please check back later for details and email us at caps@sfsu.edu expressing interest, as we plan to offer this group in the future. 

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

* My Self-Empowerment group requires a referral from CAPS’ clinical staff. To join the My Self-Empowerment group, please talk to your counselor or case manager. If you haven’t been seen at CAPS, please contact CAPS for an individual counseling first.

An open support group for students who identify as LGBTQ+, including intersex, asexual, and/or pansexual, to have a safe space to talk and build a sense of community.  Discussion topics are developed by group members and can include intersectionality of identity, coming out, relationships, dating, transitioning, harassment, discrimination, and acceptance.  Drop in or come as often as you like!

Rick Nizzardini is the host for this group.  We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  Please contact Rick at rnizzard@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.

Days and Time: Tuesdays; 12:00pm-12:50pm

Student Services Building Room #401 starting September 6th

 

 

A support group for Bilingual (Spanish/English) first-generation college students who might be experiencing feelings of sadness, inadequacy and/or low self-esteem. The group’s goal is to collaborate with students to facilitate a collective exploration of their experiences as first-generation college students, as well as to help build and foster their sense of belonging. Raíces and Resistencia hopes to promote healing through individuals’ cultural wealth. The group aims to assist individuals in exploring and building emotional regulation skills in a space where their stories and cultural practices are honored.

WHO: Bilingual (Spanish/English) first-generation college students who might be experiencing feelings of sadness, inadequacy and/or low-self esteem

This is a 4-week virtual support group (pre-screening and registration with facilitator is required).If you are interested in participating, or would like to learn more, please contact Ana Frias-Bravo at anafriasb@sfsu.edu before Oct 21st, 2022. 

We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  Please contact anafriasb@sfsu.edu  as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.

Days and Time: Wednesdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 16

Click here to sign up:  bit.ly/3Skvu2M

 

October 26th, 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm:  Session 1 ~ Nuestras Historias (Our Stories)

November 2nd, 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm:  Session 2 ~ Nuestras Comunidades (Our Communities)

November 9th, 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm:  Session 3 ~ Nuestras Resistencias (Our Resistances)

November 16th, 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm: Session 4 ~ Nuestro Cuidado (Our Care)

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"Un grupo de apoyo para estudiantxs universitarixs bilingües (español/inglés) que puedan estar experimentando sentimientos de tristeza, insuficiencia y/o baja autoestima y que son parte de la primera generación en sus familias o comunidades en acudir a la universidad. 

El objetivo del grupo es colaborar con lxs participantes para facilitar una exploración colectiva de sus experiencias como estudiantxs universitarixs de primera generación, así como ayudar a construir y fomentar su sentido de pertenencia. Raíces y Resistencia pretende promover la sanación a través de la riqueza cultural de las personas. El grupo tiene como objetivo ayudar a las personas a explorar y desarrollar habilidades de regulación emocional en un espacio donde se honren sus historias y prácticas culturales. 

 

QUIÉN: Estudiantxs universitarixs bilingües (español/inglés) de primera generación que podrían estar experimentando sentimientos de tristeza, insuficiencia y/o baja autoestima 

 

QUÉ: Grupo de apoyo virtual de 4 semanas (se requiere preselección y registro con la facilitadora). 

 

CUANDO: 26 de octubre, 2 de noviembre, 9 de noviembre y 16 de noviembre del 2022. 

 

Si te gustaría participar o deseas obtener más información, oprime el enlace bit.ly/3Skvu2M

o comunícate con Ana Frias-Bravo al correo electrónico anafriasb@sfsu.edu antes del 21 de octubre de 2022. 

 

26 de octubre de 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm: Sesión 1 ~ Nuestras Historias  

2 de noviembre de 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm: Sesión 2 ~ Nuestras Comunidades  

9 de noviembre de 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm: ~ Sesión 3 ~ Nuestras Resistencias 

16 de noviembre de 2022 @ 2-3:30 pm: Sesión 4 ~ Nuestro Cuidado"

 

 

Virtual Workshops

A 2-part series that will equip students with tools for tackling depression and tracking changing moods while building long-term coping skills. We will review Mindful Cognitive Behavioral techniques that will teach students how begin identifying their thought patterns and managing their feelings. This workshop is much like a classroom setting; we share power points and periodically process student's experiences, but no student is required to show face or speak if they do not feel comfortable. This is a great space for students with no previous group or workshop experience and want to try it out.   

*Students must register using their SFSU email account.*  

*This workshop is not appropriate for anyone who is experiencing a desire to self-harm.  

Facilitator: Taghi Amjadi

We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. Please contact us at tamjadi@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.  

Session 1:

  • October 11, 2022 10:00AM

https://bit.ly/MMM_S1_1011

  • October 18, 2022 10:00 AM

https://bit.ly/MMM_S2_1018

 

Session 2:

  • November 8, 2022 10:00 AM

https://bit.ly/MMM_S1_1108

  • November 15, 2022 10:00 AM

https://bit.ly/MMM_S2_1115

 

Untangle Your Anxiety is an online 2-part series Psycho-educational Workshop (2 sessions offered this semester) where participants will learn about different types of Anxiety. We will work on untangling the stressors you’re dealing with, discuss
the impacts of anxiety on your life, learn new ways of managing your anxiety, and engage in active selfcare
practices.

• Students will also be encouraged to follow up with counseling either individually through CAPS or to
explore longer term options through their personal insurance or through low-cost options off campus.

• Students currently affiliated with SFSU that are dealing with general stress and anxiety due to school or
personal issues.

• Students should NOT be in current crisis or actively suicidal.

Facilitator: Laurene Domínguez will be the facilitator for the workshop series. Laurene will be doing targeted outreach work
the weeks prior focusing on groups that historically have difficulties accessing counseling support at
SFSU.

We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. Please contact us at tamjadi@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.  

There will be 2 Workshop series offered during Fall 2022: The workshops will occur online.

*Students must register using their SFSU email account.*  

Session 1:

  • Monday 10/24/22- 12pm to 1:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEudOqtpjksHdXs_XRS_irGWPLalunhHD3m

  • Monday 10/31/22- 12pm to 1:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcOGhqTgiE9WArDMpinFdToR2DAa2rJ
MI

Session 2:

  • Tuesday 11/29/22- 1pm to 2:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduGtqjktH9VoJBS5aAg01bty__cEyR4I

  • Tuesday 12/6/22- 1pm to 2:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkduysrzkpH9eOl9p1Sqz-x7jgPn8VCrxf

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the descriptions under each specific group or workshop. Many contain links for students to register by Zoom. Others may need a referral or screening; please discuss with your counselor or case manager, or call the CAPS front desk at (415) 338-2208.

*When registering, we are only able to accept students who sign up with their SFSU email.

You will receive an email at least 2 hours prior to start time of your group or workshop.

Most groups and/or workshops are between 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length or as listed in the description.

Yes, in most cases you will have the option to participate at different points throughout the group or workshop.

CAPS offers both therapy groups and informative skills workshops.

Our groups offer another form of supportive therapy where participants of the groups connect and meet with a therapist/facilitator and peers around specific or more general concerns.

Our workshops offer a supportive and informative space where participants can learn about different mental health topics and different skills and tools to manage certain mental health concerns.