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. 

In-Person and Virtual Groups

Description:

Are you feeling worried or anxious often? Has anxiety been limiting you? If so, consider joining us!

Calming Anxiety, Living Mindfully (C.A.L.M.) is a 6-week group for SFSU students to gain more effective ways to manage anxiety, stress, and emotional pain. It is also designed to help increase self-compassion and enhance mindfulness practices.

Facilitator: Cansu Badstubner, LMFT

Date and time: Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:30pm from October 10 – November 14

Location: Student Services Building Room SSB# 304 (in-person)

Registration: To attend C.A.L.M., please contact Cansu at cansub@sfsu.edu or discuss with your SFSU CAPS counselor for a referral.

 

Description:  

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!

We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. 

 

Facilitator: Rick Nizzardini, LCSW is the facilitator for this group. 

Days and Time: Tuesdays 12:00pm-12:50pm from September 12 – November 28

Location: Student Services Building Room SSB# 401 (in-person)

Registration: Please contact Rick at: rnizzard@sfsu.edu as soon as possible, so your request may be reviewed.

In-Person and Virtual Workshops

Description:

A 3-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 PowerPoints and periodically process student's experiences, but no student is required to show their 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.   

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. 

*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, PhD, LMFT

Date and Time:

Series 1

Topic: Managing My Mood, A Depression Workshop Series I

Session 1: Tuesday, Sep. 26th, 2023, 10:00AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Session 2: Tuesday, Oct.3rd, 2023, 10:00 AM

Series 2

Topic: Managing My Mood, A Depression Workshop Series II

Session 1: Tuesday, Oct 17th, 2023 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Session 2: Tuesday, Oct 24th, 2023 10:00 AM

Series 3

Topic: Managing My Mood, A Depression Workshop Series III

Session1: Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 2023, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Session2: Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 2023, at 10:00 AM

 

Location: Student Services Building Room SSB# 304 (in-person)

Registration: Please contact Taghi at: tamjadi@sfsu.edu as soon as possible, so your request may be reviewed.

 

Description:

The purpose of this In-Person workshop is to assist student to reduce their level of stress and anxiety through mindfulness practice.

Facilitator: Karla Castillo, LMFT

Date and time: Mondays 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Location: Student Services Building Room SSB# 205 (in-person; check in at front desk)

Registration: Please contact Karla at: karlac@sfsu.edu as soon as possible, so your request may be reviewed.

 

 

 

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

Workshop facilitated by: Ana Frias-Bravo, Bilingual Clinical Counselor

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

Trigger warning: This workshop may bring about uncomfortable feelings related to this topic. Please know that support continues to be available. Should you need it, please contact the facilitator, Ana Frias-Bravo at anafriasb@sfsu.edu and/or CAPS at 415-338-2208

Date and Time:

Wednesdays: Sept. 27- Oct. 18, 2023, 02:00-3:00PM Pacific Time

 

September 27, 2023 @ 2:00-3:00 pm: Session 1 ~ Nuestras Historias (Our Stories)

October 4, 2023 @ 2:00-3:00 pm: Session 2 ~ Nuestras Comunidades (Our Communities) 

October 11, 2023 @ 2:00-3:00 pm: Session 3 ~ Nuestras Resistencias (Our Resistances) 

October 18, 2023 @ 2:00-3:00 pm: Session 4 ~ Nuestro Cuidado (Our Care)

 

Registration Link:

https://bit.ly/3qUT11W

*Please sign-up with your San Francisco State email address*

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.