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Spring 2019 Group Options

All groups require a pre-group appointment with the group leader.   Stop by CAPS or call (909) 537-5040 to schedule your pre-group appointment today.

Managing Your Moods

3-WEEK GROUP -- Offered 3 times this quarter!

Weeks 2-4:     Mondays:  4/8, 4/15, and 4/22  -- CLOSED
                             1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Weeks 5-7 :    Tuesdays:  4/30, 5/7 and 5/14
                           9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Weeks 8-10:   Wednesdays:  5/22, 5/29 and 6/5
                           3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions? Are you finding it difficult to control feelings of stress, sadness or anger? Feelings cannot be eliminated, but this group can help you learn strategies to manage overwhelming emotions.

Overcoming Anxiety Group

Mondays --Group full and closed for spring quarter
10:40 - 11:50 a.m.
Do you find yourself constantly worrying, stressed, overwhelmed, or in a panic? You’re not alone! This group is for you to find new ways to manage anxiety (including overthinking, social anxiety, and panic attacks). Come check it out!

It Takes a Village: Parenting Group

Tuesdays
9:00 - 10:20 a.m.

For students who are juggling parenthood and studies, this group will provide a safe and supportive place to connect with other parents facing the struggle of balancing it all. Come together with other parents who are willing to share, ask, laugh, and learn about the ups and downs of parenthood, self-care, and strategies to help yourself and your children.

AMAC (Adults Molested as Children) Group 

Tuesdays
10:30 - 11:50 a.m.

This group provides a safe, empowering, and supportive environment for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to continue to grow along the path to increased self-empowerment. This group will decrease feelings of isolation while building collective inner strength, self-worth and healthy coping skills to thrive in life.

Meditation Group

Tuesdays --Group full and closed for spring quarter
4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
This group aims to introduce you to various forms of meditation that will increase awareness and compassion for self and others as well as reduce feelings of anxiety and disconnection. No prior experience necessary! Take part in this ancient practice that has been shown to improve both mental and physical well-being!

LGBT+ Group 

Wednesdays
10:30-11:50 a.m.

This group provides a safe, empowering, and confidential space for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, or pansexual to receive support with identity, coming out, and relationship issues.

Understanding Self and Others Group

Wednesdays--Group full and closed for spring quarter
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
The goals of this group are to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to learn more about yourself and the ways you relate to others, to share personal experiences, to practice new ways of connecting, and to receive support and feedback.

Transform Your Lens Group 

Thursdays
10:30-11:40 a.m.
This group is for everyone who struggles with those lies that tell you you’re “not good enough,” “not smart enough,” “too easily overwhelmed,” etc. The goal of this group is to introduce you to a simple yet effective strategy that will empower you to CATCH, CHECK, and CHANGE your negative thinking. You can transform your negative thoughts into positive statements that will assist you in living your best self. Less anxiety – less doubt – more balance!

Courage, Compassion, Connection Group

Thursdays--Group full and closed for spring quarter
2:00 - 3:20 p.m.
This group, based on renowned researcher Brené Brown’s work, aims to help you cultivate courage so you can be emotionally honest with yourself and others, set boundaries, and allow yourself to be vulnerable. You will also increase your connection to others and nourish a resilient spirit. In embracing who you are rather than who you think you should be, you will grow in compassion toward yourself and others!

All-Gender Empowerment Support Group

Fridays
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

For survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse. Receive support, take part in healing activities, and increase coping skills. Share your story - or feel free not to. This group is completely confidential. There is no pre-appointment needed and you may come as often as you choose. For more information on the Support Group please contact Marina.Rodriguez2@csusb.edu or see the website at: www.csusb.edu/survivor-advocacy-services

Veterans Support Group

Fridays
Noon - 1:30 pm
Location: Veterans Success Center

Veterans Support Group provides a space for former and current service members from all branches (including current Reserves and National Guard and those who have deployed and those who have not) to come together to support each other with whatever life concerns they may have. Group provides an opportunity for veterans to serve other veterans.
 

What is group therapy?

In group therapy, approximately 4-10 individuals meet face-to-face with trained group therapists. During the group meeting time, members decide what they want to talk about. Members are encouraged to give feedback to others. Feedback includes expressing your own feelings about what someone says or does. Interaction between group members is highly encouraged and provides each person with an opportunity to try out new ways of behaving; it also provides members with an opportunity for learning more about the way they interact with others. It is a safe environment in which members work to establish a level of trust that allows them to talk personally and honestly. Group members make a commitment to the group and are instructed that the content of the group sessions are confidential. It is not appropriate for group members to disclose events of the group to an outside person.

Why is group therapy helpful?

  1. People tend to recreate in the group the difficulties that brought them there. With the direction of the group therapist, the group is able to give support, offer alternatives, and comfort members in such a way that these difficulties become resolved and alternative behaviors are learned.
  2. People can learn new, healthier ways of relating to others in group.                                           
  3. One of the most helpful aspects of group is for members to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope and help. It is comforting to hear that other people have a similar difficulty or have already worked through a problem that deeply disturbs another group member.
  4. People feel free to care about each other because of the climate of trust in a group.
  5. As members gain comfort in being in the group, they will be able to speak more freely. The psychological safety of the group will allow the expression of those feelings which are often difficult to express outside of group. Members can then more easily ask for the support they need.

 
If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services three working days in advance at (909) 537-5040 or psychcounseling@csusb.edu