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Discussion Groups

The WoMen's Center offers group opportunities for women and men.

The intensity of participant and facilitator interaction is defined by the kind of group:

Level 1: Discussion Group
Student Intern/Paraprofessional Facilitator
A discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic. Group members often drive the discussion with their personal concerns.

Level 2: Support Group
Paraprofessional Facilitator
A group of people with common concerns and experiences who provide emotional and moral support for one another. The facilitator is more involved in the flow and direction of the group.

Level 3: Therapy Group
Professional Facilitator
A form of psychosocial treatment where a small group of students meet regularly to talk, interact, and discuss problems with each other, usually with a common theme. The facilitator is a pre-licensed or licensed counselor who creates a safe environment for group members to disclose and share with each other.


Veterans' Discussion Group

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Aloha Java Cafe

Join us as we discuss veteran issues, needs, build connections, friendships, and encourage fellow student veterans. Facilitated by Joseph Chang, CSUF, Veteran Services Coordinator.


Adult Reentry Discussion & Support Group

Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., UH 205

Are you returning to college after a break in your education? Adult Reentry students are some of our best student's, maturity has its advantages! Our group is aware of the unique issues you face and will assist you in successfully balancing your commitments and achieving your academic goals. Bring your questions and concerns to our weekly meeting that was designed specifically for you. Facilitated by Catherine VanRiette, MFT.


Strong Words for Men

Mondays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., UH 205

A discussion & support group for males who identify themselves as gay, bisexual or questioning. We will be discussing issues such as coming out, personal feelings, sexual identities, Prop 8 and much more. This group stresses the challenges of being a gay or bisexual college male student in the 21st Century. Facilitated by Eric J. Spaich and Jeffrey Park, Human Services Majors.