Spring 2020 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.)

Virtual Groups & Workshops

We are currently planning to provide virtual groups and workshops on Zoom during this time of virtual instruction. Information on how to sign up and participate will be updated on here as provided.

***NOTE FOR ALL GROUPS & WORKSHOPS BELOW***

All in-person groups and workshops have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. See above for virtual groups and workshops.

Support Groups

Body Positive Support Group

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, Alisa Kyle, MFT Trainee, Danielle Lundstrom, and Gretchen George

Dates/Times: Fridays, 10am - 12pm

Location: Student Health Conference Room

Duration: February 14 - March 13 (5 sessions)

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

Depression Support Group: Make Connections, Get Help

Mutual support group for students struggling with depression. Practice mindfulness-based cognitive approaches and develop a wellness toolbox to improve mood, sense of motivation, and feelings of hopelessness. Make connections in a safe, non-judgmental space to improve feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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

Facilitator: Megan Gredesky, LMFT

Dates/Times: Mondays, 3pm - 4:30pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: Series #1: February 17 - March 30 (6 sessions) *No session on March 23.*

                       Series #2: April 13 - May 18 (6 sessions)

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

LGBTQ+ and Questioning Support Group

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

Facilitator: Rick Nizzardini, LCSW and Kayla Jennings, MFT Trainee

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

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: January 28 - May 12

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.

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 - 12pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: Series #1: February 18 - March 17 (5 sessions)

                       Series #2: April 7 - May 5 (5 sessions)

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

Trauma Recovery Group for Self-Identified Females

Experience the healing power of EMDR Interactive Group Treatment Protocol. This therapeutic approach will be conducted in a safe group format for self-identified women who are sexual violence survivors.

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

Facilitator: Karla Castillo, MFT

Dates/Times: Fridays, 9am - 4pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: March 6 - March 13 (2 sessions)

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 to increase your abillity to manage emotions and be more fully engaged in life.

Note: You can sign up for 1 group session or all 11 sessions.

Facilitator: Karla Castillo, MFT and Laurene Dominguez, LCSW

Dates/Times: Wednesdays, 1pm - 2pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: February 19 - April 29

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, 5pm - 6:30pm

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: February 17 - May 4

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.

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. Students are welcome to join this group any time during the duration of either series.

Facilitator: Stacy Peterson, LCSW and Maya Rodelander, MFT Trainee 

Dates/Times: Fridays, 10am - 11:30am

Location: Student Services Building, Room 205

Duration: Series #1: February 14 - March 20

                       Series #2: April 3 - May 8

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

Tranquil Minds

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

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

Facilitator: Michael Lysaght, LMFT

Dates/Times: Thursdays, 12pm - 1pm

Location: Student Health Center Conference Room

Duration: April 2 - May 10

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.