Workshops and Class Presentations
Spring 2010 Groups
All groups are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE to currently enrolled CSUF Students.
Among Men: Men’s Gay, Queer, & Questioning Support Group
Mondays 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
This is a psycho-educational and support group for men who are questioning their sexual orientation or are in the process of coming-out. This supportive group is for gay/queer/bi-sexual men and those who may be questioning their sexuality. The goal of this group is to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere to learn to accept your evolving self and better your life. Themes may include: how out is out, talking to relatives and friends, identity and labels, relationships, role models, discrimination, internalized homophobia, self- esteem, assertiveness, and taking responsibility for one’s own life. Please contact Hilary Cisco, Ph.D. at email@example.com to schedule a screening appointment.
Graduate Student Support Group 1 & 2
Group 1- Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m., Group 2- Date and Time T.B.D.
The graduate experience presents a unique set of challenges/stressors to students coupled for many people with fewer sources of emotional support to deal with them. This group will provide a safe space for graduate students to explore and get support around these common areas including but not limited to academic, future related, interpersonal, family, socio-developmental, and emotional concerns. Christina Carroll-Pavia, Ph.D. will be facilitating group 1. Group 1 is currently full and not accepting new members. Please contact Annie Petrossian, Ph.D. at 657-278-3040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a screening appointment for Group 2.
Grief Support Group
Date/Time to be determined
When we experience grief we can experience a variety of feelings including sadness, anger, anxiety, guilt, and despair. These are all normal parts of grieving and the feelings can ebb and flow over time. Many people find it helpful to talk with others going through the same experience. This group is designed for students who have lost a close friend or relative and would like a safe place to share their feelings and concerns with others who are grieving. The group is open to all university students. Please contact Annie Petrossian, Ph.D. at 657-278-3040 or email email@example.com to schedule a screening appointment.
Women in Relationships
Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Women in romantic relationships often find themselves struggling to balance their personal identities with the needs of their significant other, family, and friends. The Women in Relationships group is a support group designed to foster understanding of what social, political, gender-based, and culture-based challenges women face in their relationships, including fears about being alone, worries about being betrayed, and difficulty maintaining a separate identity within the relationship. Please contact Annie Petrossian, Ph.D., at 657-278-3040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a screening appointment.
Raising Self Esteem to Initiate Change
Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Women - discover how your self esteem developed and what impact it has on your life now. Realize that you have everything you need to become the person you want to be. Identify how you and others sabotage your efforts to change. Join us for an interactive group to examine how our thoughts influence our behavior. Learn how to ask for what you want and deserve. Please contact Cassandra Stringer, MFT at 657-278-3040 or e-mail at email@example.com to schedule a screening appointment.
Moving Out of Depression Group
Date/Time to be determined
This workshop is in three parts and will meet once a week for three consecutive weeks. Depression is more than just occasional sadness or moodiness. Many people struggle with it on a daily basis. Find out how to start feeling better. CAPS three session workshop will help you learn about the causes, symptoms, and myths about depression. We will provide you with information on effective treatments, self-care techniques, and resources available on depression. You will have the opportunity to practice simple techniques that can help with depression, and develop your own plan to help combat depression. Please contact, Julie Meisels Ph.D. at 657-278-3040 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a screening appointment.
Overcoming Addictions Support Group
Thursdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
This group is for anyone who would like to take action to address problem use of alcohol or drugs. Everyone is welcome, as 12-step and other recovery approaches will be incorporated into the group process. There will be opportunity to speak openly about drugs/alcohol and how they have impacted your life. This group will help you to work through ambivalence, increase motivation to change, learn specific relapse prevention techniques, gain support from others, and help you to take responsibility for your life and recovery. Please contact Carlos Protzel, L.C.S.W., Psy.D. at (657) 278-3040 or email at email@example.com to schedule a screening appointment
Spring 2010 Workshops
All workshops are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE to currently enrolled CSUF Students.
Student Success Skills Workshops
The Student Success Skills Groups are one-time programs offered periodically throughout the semester designed to help students enhance their well being and develop skills to promote academic success. Walk-ins are welcome space permitting. Workshops will be held at Counseling and Psychological Services
in SHCC-East building. Space is limited and workshops fill up fast.
Time Management 101
Are you always finding yourself with more things to do than you have time? This workshop is for students who want to learn time management skills and how to stop procrastinating. For more information or to reserve a seat, call CAPS at (657) 278-3040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Offered on the following Wednesdays from 4:45-6:00 p.m.
*February 3, February 24, March 17, April 14, & May 5
Stress Management for Wellness
This workshop is specifically focused on steps, strategies, and techniques you can take to enhance your well being and manage stressors from your life. Learn relaxation techniques, cognitive interventions, and healthy habits that help prevent stress. For more information or to reserve a seat, call CAPS at (657) 278-3040 or email email@example.com
*Offered on the following Wednesdays, from 4:45-6:00 p.m.
*February 17, March 10, April 7, & April 28
Stress Management 101
Are you overwhelmed by academic responsibilities, work, or family duties? This workshop is for students who want to learn about stress and anxiety and how it impacts them. Come and learn about how to identify and take control of the stressors in your life. For more information or to reserve a seat, call CAPS at (657) 278-3040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Offered on the following Wednesdays, from 4:45-6:00 p.m.
*February 10, March 3, March 24, April 21, & May 12
Do you worry too much about your appearance or weight? Do you feel like you spend way too much time thinking about food? This Mind/Body workshop will assist you in identifying unhealthy eating habits, combating negative thinking and behaviors, improving coping strategies, and developing a healthy and positive self-image. Please contact Ya-Shu Ling, Ph.D. at (657) 278-3040 or email at email@example.com to reserve a seat.
*Offered on Thursday April 8 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
CAPS counselors and trainees are available to give presentations to students, staff, and faculty on a wide range of issues related to college student mental health. Frequently requested topics include:
- Overview of CAPS Services
- Adjusting to College
- Anger Management
- Body Image / Healthy Eating
- Communication Skills / Conflict Resolution
- Diversity / Multiculturalism
- Goal-Setting / Time Management
- Healthy Relationships
- Stress Management
- Substance Abuse
- Suicide Prevention
Presentations can also be developed around a specific requested topic and tailored to your audience. Please contact the CAPS Outreach Coordinator, Cindy Martinez, Ph.D., via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (714) 278-3040 for more information.
Request a Workshop
To request a presentation, please download and complete the “Outreach Request Form” and send it via e-mail to the Outreach Coordinator at the e-mail address noted above. The Outreach Coordinator will contact you within three business days to discuss your request. Please note that while every effort will be made to honor your request, our ability to do so will depend on Counselor availability (which may be very limited during peak times of the semester).