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

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

 

 

Virtual Workshops

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

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: TBD

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

 

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.