CAPS Virtual Groups & Workshops

Virtual Groups and Workshops

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers virtual groups and drop-in workshops for students via Zoom. If you are interested in a specific group, or are unsure of which group is a good fit for you, please email CAPS’s Group coordinator, Taghi Amjadi at tamjadi@sfsu.edu. For workshops, please see below for the appropriate registration link.

Virtual Groups

Body Positive

A drop-in 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.  Students may attend as often as they would like. Each session will address a different topic.  Open to all bodies. No screening is required.

Days and Time: Fridays, 11am-12:30pm

Facilitators: Laurene Dominguez, Danielle Lundstrom, Gretchen George

October 9: Body Messages & Stories

October 23: Health at Every Size

November 13: Intuitive Self Care

December 4: Cultivate Self Love

Managing My Moods, A Depression Workshop Series

A 3-part series that will equip students with tools for tackling depression and tracking changing moods while building long-term coping skills. Initial screening with facilitator required prior to joining the group.

Days and Time: Wednesdays: 10am-11:30am

Series 1 (9/30, 10/7, 10/14);

Series 2 (10/28, 11/4, 11/11);

Series 3 (11/18, 12/2, 12/9)

Facilitators: Nicole Buitrago, PhD; Mike Lysaght, LMFT

Register Here!

My Self-Empowerment

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

Days and Time: Tuesdays, 10:15am–11:45am

Series #1: 09/15--10/13 

Series #2: 10/20—11/17

Facilitator: Leslie J. Shin, LMFT

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Virtual 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 ability to manage emotions and be more fully engaged in life.

Days and Time: Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm (09/16-11/18)

Facilitator: Karla Castillo, MFT

Register Here!

Breaking Free from Anxiety

This weekly workshop will help you identify your anxiety symptoms and teach you coping skills to help manage these feelings in a healthy and positive way.

Days and Time: Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm (09/06-12/08)  

Facilitator: Taghi Amjadi, PhD, MFT

Register Here!

Healthy Relationships

This series of workshops is designed to help people develop healthy relationships, whether those relationships are friendships, partnerships, or hook-ups. Each month’s workshop will discuss a specific topic to help explore and improve relationships.

Days and Time: Mondays at 10:00am; (Dates: 9/21; 10/5; 11/2; 12/7)

Thursdays at 3:00pm: (Dates: 9/24; 10/22; 11/19; 12/10)

September Topic: Trust: Building a Solid Foundation

Date & Time: Monday, September 21 from 10am-11am

Date & Time: Thursday, September 24 from 3pm-4pm

October Topic: What’s Health and Unhealthy: Red and Green Flags for Relationships

Date & Time: Monday, October 5 from 10am-11am

Date & Time: Thursday, October 22 from 3pm-4pm

November Topic: Boundaries: What They are, Why They are Important and How to Create Them

Date & Time: Monday, November 2 from 10am-11am 

Date & Time: Thursday, November 19 from 3pm-4pm 

December Topic: Trauma Informed Relationships: Being the Friend (partner/hook-up) You Would Want

Date & Time: Monday, December 7 from 10am-11am 

Date & Time: Thursday, December 10 from 3pm-4pm 

Facilitator: Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness, facilitated by Stacy M. Peterson, Manager of the SAFE Place

Register Here!

Creative Stress Reduction Workshop

Come to this weekly workshop to bring down your stress!  We will be doodling, cartooning, writing, playing games, and using physical movement. No prior experience needed; we’ll make this totally easy and accessible.

Days, and Time: Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm (09/17-12/10)

Facilitator: Catherine Jolly, MFT

Register Here!

LGBTQ+ and Questioning Drop-In

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!

Days, and Time: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 (10/06-12/08)

Facilitator: Rick Nizzardini, LCSW

Register Here!