Virtual Groups and Workshops

Counseling & Psychological Services offers drop-in virtual groups workshops for students via Zoom. The following groups and workshops are available for enrolled SFSU students. 

Virtual Groups

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.

Tuesdays 10:15-11:45 am 

Series #1: 2/15/22-3/15/22 

Series #2: 4/5/22-5/3/22 

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!

**Please sign up with your SF State email address!**

This is a support group for SF State LGBTQ+ and Questioning students.  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; 12:30pm-1:20pm

REGISTRATION LINKS – Spring 2022

 

  1. February 1, 2022:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwod-qqqT0vE9ZstfSZetZ7M3aXVoPUsdZJ

 

  1. February 8, 2022:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYod-iorD8iE9NPATZg-wONRMR_FSfMpVsO

 

  1. February 15, 2022:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdeuurz0oHNSREyi-5tsOyDtB-389YcD9

 

  1. February 22, 2022:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuceuqpjsoEt3so7T3NVa7-AMOPyqz2lHc

 

  1. March 1, 2022:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpduyqqT4oHdG3WuM40GHhu9cy7Ec9FtHq

 

  1. March 8, 2022:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldeiqqz0vHNwl49Ekmgv2fp7xc3dCKdrr

 

  1. March 15, 2022:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-ihqjkpGtan2zfOCq6FcbOxbW5gzLnB

 

  1.  March 29, 2022:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoceCorzwvHtV9WzfkZg18Ned3YbXQB_ZZ

 

  1. April 5, 2022:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scO6hpzMpG9KRhxusSPXyzaAdwaLeZAVW

 

  1. April 12, 2022:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcOmtpjMtEtX4aKOBE7Cyme6KMoE7URjZ

 

  1. April 19, 2022:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufuivqz8rH9ACqyl-9NIyQazZJcszCIS_

 

  1. April 26, 2022:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwufumprjMvHNf-d--OkUdmY35xxb0HTc-T

 

  1. May 3, 2022:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqde2qpzooHd2hcuckRCdoudzWxZa190mV

 

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.  

Co-Hosts: Nicole Buitrago, PsyD and Catherine Joly, LMFT (Counseling & Psychological Services)  

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

 

 Registration Links: 

*Students are intended to attend both sessions 1 and 2 of the workshop to receive all the content, please register prior to the day of session

First Offering 

Session 1 - Feb. 23rd 10:30am-12pm                     &              Session 2 – March 9th 10:30am-12pm  

https://bit.ly/MmMSp2022S1S1                                                  https://bit.ly/MmMSp2022S1S2 

                                                                         

Second Offering 

Session 1 – March 30th 10:30am-12pm                 &              Session 2 – April 13th 10:30am-12pm  

https://bit.ly/MmMSp2022S2S1                                                  https://bit.ly/MmMSp2022S2S2 

 

This in person series helps folks empower their healing through learning skills that support action, healthy relationships, recovery and empowerment. Attendance at all is highly encouraged, but not required. Sign up for each workshop is required as space is limited.

 

Action in Healing

This workshop explores ways by-stander intervention can be used to help heal, by helping people learn ways to stand up for themselves and others. Hosted by Health Promotion and Wellness, The SAFE Place, and The Kinesiology Department.

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/SAAMemh

 

Date & Time: Monday April 4 from 11:15am to 12:45pm

Location: Library Rm. 121

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/SAAMemh1 

Qualtrics Link: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aXlxQlYtK86OCDY

Note:  This workshop is an in person event and limited will be limited. Folks will be admitted on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Registration is required.

 

Healthy Relationships in Healing

This workshop explores how healthy relationships foster healing through building trust, setting healthy boundaries and effective communication. Hosted by The SAFE Place, and the Kinesiology Department.

 

Date & Time: Monday April 11 from 11:15am to 12:45pm

Location: Library Rm. 121

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/SAAMemh2 

Qualtrics Link: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6XWI6lQfrLRfdQi

Note:  This workshop is an in person event and limited will be limited. Folks will be admitted on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Registration is required.

 

Recovery in Healing

All harm, from insults to assaults needs time and space to move through in order to live your most authentic life. Learn recovery techniques that allow you to recover and build resilience. Hosted by the Kinesiology Department and The SAFE Place.
 

Date & Time: Monday April 18 from 11:15am to 12:45pm

Location: Library Rm. 121

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/SAAMemh3 

Qualtrics Link: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pNaUI8UT8Vwe6q

Note:  This workshop is an in person event and limited will be limited. Folks will be admitted on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Registration is required.  

 

Empowered in Healing

You are more powerful than you know! You are the person best equipped to protect yourself from all types of harm. Come learn how to use your mind, body and voice to keep yourself safe. Hosted by the Kinesiology Department and The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: Monday April 25 from 11:15am to 12:45pm

Location: Library Rm. 121

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/SAAMemh4 

Qualtrics Link: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgPp6OaQiA68T4y

Note:  This workshop is an in person event and limited will be limited. Folks will be admitted on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Registration is required.

What is "ghosting?" And why do people ghost? This dating phenomenon often has negative connotations. Though the narrative about ghosting is usually about how it hurts the ghosted, there are layers to this experience that are worth exploring especially when it comes to safety. Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness and The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: Thursday, February 17, from 11am-12pm

Bit.ly: bit.ly/DVSAM223

Ever find yourself at a loss of things to say when a friend tells you they experienced sexual harm? Join QTRC & The SAFE Place for a practical discussion of how to support others when they share their experiences. The conversation will focus on supporting the queer and trans community, allies welcome to join.  Hosted by QTRC and The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: March 10, 2022 from 4pm to 5pm

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/disSAFE

Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

This is a community space for survivors to explore the emotional impacts of stalking, share coping skills and learn about practices to increase safety and security. Hosted by The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: Thursday February 24 from 11am to 12noon

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/DVSAM225

Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Ever gone out and woke up the next morning wondering what happened? Join us for conversation around understanding consent while drinking, and how to support yourself and friends when the lines are blurred. Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness and The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 12-1:30pm

Bit.ly: https://bit.ly/SAFEout

Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Join DREAM at SFSU and the SAFE Place for an interactive workshop during Intersectionality Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month to learn more about self advocacy, best practices for consent, and navigating accommodations. Hosted by DREAM and The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: Thursday April 13, 2:30-4pm

Zoom: https://sfsu.zoom.us/s/83948546726?pwd=SGRGMG84Z1p3cFc4LzFZY3c2N2pTZz09

Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The QTRC and SAFE Place present a writer’s workshop and an open mic! This writer’s workshop will showcase the transformative power of writing as a tool for healing, and highlight the experiences of queer and trans survivors. Hosted by the QTRC and The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: April 7, 2022 at 4pm-5pm.

Zoom: https://sfsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdu2przsuHdF5P9WAKKRhtiAhGm1-A…

Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Come be a part of a safe place for queer and trans folks to share their stories of survival, resilience, and vulnerability, with focus on experiences of sexual harm and struggles with gender and sexuality. Allies are encouraged to attend and support their queer siblings! Hosted by the QTRC and The SAFE Place.

 

Date & Time: April 21, 2022 4:00-5:30 Hybrid in the Depot and Zoom (backup - just Zoom)

Zoom: https://sfsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsduqrpjsoGNzxPIKV7CtuHY8KrLH_1…

Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Is a fear of needles making it harder for you to get the required COVID-19 vaccinations, or other necessary healthcare? You’re not alone. Needle phobia affects up to a quarter of the population and can cause anxiety or panic, unpleasant physical sensations, and even fainting when someone is confronted with a needle procedure. Some people even avoid needles or healthcare entirely! In this workshop, you will learn about needle phobia and its common symptoms, how to prevent fainting during procedures, and ways to improve your experience when you get your next vaccine or blood draw. No needle imagery will be shown during the workshop.

Monday, March 7, 3:00-4:30 PM on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUofu2gpjsoG91nq5H5vX20XCDiLV…

Monday, March 28, 3:00-4:30 PM on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0of-2gqDIrG9fLdvsA2gWrJs4_2h…

 

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.