All groups are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE to currently enrolled CSUF Students.
Family of Origin Therapy Group
Relationships with family members can be complicated by conflict, histories of abuse or mistreatment, and multigenerational patterns of substance abuse, mental health problems, and other difficulties. This group is designed to be a safe space to discuss and explore specific problems you may have with your family. One of the goals of this group is to provide feedback and support as you experiment with different ways of interacting with your family members in order to form more satisfying, healthy family relationships. Please contact Annie Petrossian, Ph.D. by e-mail at email@example.com or at 714-278-3040 to schedule a screening appointment.
Healthy Relationships Group
Individuals often find themselves struggling to get their needs adequately met by others such as romantic partners, family members, & friends. This group provides members with a safe learning environment in which to receive valuable perspective from others on relationship patterns and to use such feedback to develop healthier patterns and more effective communication skills. Through group participation, members come to understand how their interpersonal difficulties create barriers to closeness with others and work collaboratively, through the use of peer feedback and support, to address such difficulties. Please contact Lauren Fournier, Psy.D., at 657-278-3040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a screening appointment.
Graduate Student Support Group
The graduate school experience is often a time of transition, career and identity exploration, and a “juggling act” of balancing multiple responsibilities, identities, and roles. This group is designed to provide a safe space for graduate students to explore and give and receive support around multiple areas of stress, including (but not limited to) academic, family, occupational, developmental, interpersonal, and emotional concerns. Please contact Christina Carroll-Pavia, Ph.D., at 657-278-3040 or email email@example.com to schedule a screening appointment.
Grief Support Group
Tuesdays or Fridays (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 Julie Meisels, Ph.D. at 714-278-3040 to schedule a screening appointment.
Women Helping Women
Women are faced with a variety of stressors that can have a negative effect on their personal and academic successes. This group is designed for both undergraduate and graduate women who are looking for a safe space to openly discuss their struggles, gain and give support to other women, and to offer and receive feedback about how they are addressing their stressors. The focus of this group is determined by the members, but topics have included relationship struggles with partners, family, and friends, trust, intimacy, depression, self-esteem, academics, and establishing boundaries. Members are asked to make a semester-long commitment to group to provide a richer experience for all involved. Please contact Valerie Minchala, Ph.D., at 657-278-3040 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a group screening appointment.
Self Exploration Psychotherapy Group
This group is designed for students who would like to explore and understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as these relate to their personal problems, such as anxiety, depression, lack of assertiveness, identity issues, relational conflicts, etc. Group members will gain an understanding of themselves and find better ways of dealing with such issues through the facilitator’s guidance and their fellow members’ support and feedback. Contact Dr. Ya-Shu Liang via email at email@example.com or call 657-278-3040 to schedule a 30-minute group screening.
Communication & You
Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm, from Oct. 5 - Nov. 2 (5 sessions)
"Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?" This interactive workshop series is designed to help you explore the fundamentals of communication dynamics & assist in improving how you relate to others & how others relate to you. Feel free to bring lunch, snacks, & be prepared to have fun! Though not required, you are highly encouraged to attend every session as material presented is meant to be sequential. Please contact Will Concepcion, Ph.D., at (657) 278-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information & how to reserve a seat.
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:
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 email@example.com or by phone at (714) 278-3040 for more information.
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).