Wellness Programs


Want to learn new ideas on how to manage your stress, manage worry thoughts, or understand emotions? Attend free, drop-in workshops to learn coping strategies to: enhance well-being, manage a range of emotions, and increase stress management skills. No sign-up is necessary.

If you will be referring your class to a Wellness Workshop being held on a specific day/time, please contact our Wellness Workshops coordinator, 2 or more weeks in advance, to ensure sufficient materials are available for the presentation.

Art of Wellness

Stressed out? Need to unwind? Drop in and join us for a relaxing, fun, creative wellness activity! No experience, materials, or artistic ability required. Learn about the Art of Wellness activitiesPDF File and check out the latest class schedulePDF File .

Mood Wellness

Learn how to understand and accept your emotions. Develop skills to increase positive emotional experiences. Take a look at our Mood Wellness handouts.PDF File Opens in new window

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Stress Wellness

Identify how stress impacts you; increase skills to lower stress. Check out our Stress Wellness materials.PDF File Opens in new window

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Thought Wellness

Learn how your thoughts impact your mood and behavior. Gain skills to modify negative thoughts and beliefs. View our Thought Wellness handouts.PDF File Opens in new window

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Sleep Wellness

Learn common myths and patterns of sleep. Learn sleep hygiene skills to improve your sleep. Check out our   Sleep Wellness handouts.PDF File Opens in new window



All groups are free and confidential to CSUF students. Spring 2020 groupsPDF File

Please note: All students must have an up-to-date assessment appointment prior to scheduling a group screening. An assessment appointment can be scheduled by contacting CAPS at   (657) 278-3040.

Caring for Yourself: A Self-Care Group
Wednesdays, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Valerie Minchala & Hank Skulstad, M.A.

Too busy to take care of yourself? Unsure how to engage in self-care? Don't want to do it alone? Too much work and not enough time for ourselves can result in increased physical and mental health struggles.  Sometimes finding time for ourselves can be difficult; join this group and have built-in time to relax and engage in self-care without worrying about “wasting time.”  This support group is designed to increase members’ understanding of the negative effects of stress and provide opportunity to develop self-care strategies via interactive instruction.


Connections of the HeART
Group 1: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Group 2: Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Christina Carroll-Pavia

This group encourages members to build caring, genuine interpersonal connections through the process of creative artmaking. Members are encouraged to express themselves through their art and words as a means of building support, processing emotional and relational struggles, and tapping into their own strengths. The goal is not to make “good art,” but to use the creative process as a vehicle for personal exploration and development. No previous experience with art or art-making is required.

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Living An Authentic Life: Building Resilience & Compassion
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Megan Bonynge, M.S., LMFT & Natalya Newcomb, M.A.

This group will focus on the elements Dr. Brené Brown has found to be common among people who live wholeheartedly and authentically, which include Courage, Compassion, and Connection. The group will also hone in on aspects of self-esteem and shame resilience to help participants build better relationships and life satisfaction.


Grief Support Group
Fridays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Phi Loan Le & Natalya Newcomb, M.A.

Losing someone close to us can be incredibly difficult, as it can lead to unexpected thoughts/feelings and cause us to question aspects of ourselves, others, and life more generally. It can be difficult to seek out needed support during the grieving process, particularly when it feels as though nobody “gets it.” This group is designed to provide a safe space for those who have lost a loved one to share their struggles with others who have experienced a similar loss.


Titan Pride
Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Ladan Maleki & Isra Yaghoubi, M.A.

A safe and affirming space designated for students who identify as LGBTQ+ to explore identities, build community, improve self-esteem, strengthen coping skills, and improve access to mental health resources.


Your Best Self: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence
Tuesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Jacquiline Vital, M.A., LMFT

Group members will learn tools to challenge their unhealthy thinking styles and their “inner critic” as well as explore influences on their self-esteem. Identifying their strengths and positive traits will also be covered, with the goal of each member to dive deeper in understanding what self-love is, appreciating their own self-worth, freeing oneself from the jail of incessant judgment, and most importantly, becoming their best self.