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Groups and workshops address issues common to most university students and are designed to help students learn new ways to deal with challenging issues.  These interactive and dynamic groups cover topics such as:  creating satisfying relationships, mindfulness meditation, dealing with stress and improving mood.

Groups and Workshops for Summer Semester 2020


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Womxn of Color Empowerment Group

We are launching a Womxn of Color Empowerment Group that will be hosted virtually on Zoom on Thursdays 5:00pm-6:30pm from April 2-May 7. For Zoom meeting info please email [email protected].

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Talk It Out

** Talk It Out is available during Summer 2020.  Feeling stressed as an international student? Need help deciding if you want to study in the United States or remotely during your Fall or Spring semesters? Worrying about family or friends? Concerned about your future? Drop-in virtually to talk with a counselor from Counseling & Psychological Services for help in making your decisions and coping with the recent changes to a virtual university and classroom.


Everyday Mindfulness & Meditation

Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm  
Facilitator: Manuel Rivera, MFT

** EM&M is available during Summer 2020.

This workshop is designed to help students develop a foundation in mindfulness and meditation skills. It is intended for students who are seeking to improve their ability to "live in the now" rather than worrying about the future, regretting the past, or getting stuck in unhelpful thinking patterns. If you are interested in learning skills to help you stress less, focus better, and be more present for your life, give us a call.


Living with Loss

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Facilitator: Maria Elena Garibay, MFT

Get support in healing after the death of a loved one in the Living with Loss Grief Support Group.


Healthy Emotional Living

Mondays 2:30 - 4:00 pm 
Facilitator: Mike Juan, Ph.D. & Mary Joyce Juan, Ph.D.

Do you often feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Are you tired of being called “dramatic,” “sensitive,” or “reactive?” Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, this group is designed to explore and build an understanding of our intense emotional experiences. Through the lens of living effectively, participants can learn to better identify and understand our complex emotional states, learn specific coping strategies to deal with distress, and increase awareness and self-reflection. To learn more or to join, call in and schedule an appointment.


Students in the Helping Professions

Fridays 9:00 - 10:30 am 
Facilitator: Erika Hess, Psy.D.

Careers in the helping professions (counseling, nursing, social work, education, etc.) offer great rewards and present unique demands. Through guided discussions and activities, this group aims to facilitate personal growth, increase self-understanding, and teach the skills needed to thrive as a helping professional



Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Women's Resource Center
Facilitators: Mary Joyce Juan, Ph.D.

** Rise is available during Summer 2020.

Rise is a weekly supportive space for survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. This group is open to students of all genders who are currently enrolled at SDSU. Each group provides space for survivors to check-in with one other, and to learn and practice skills to further the healing process. Students are welcome to drop-in as desired, and encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible. Due to the nature of the group, we ask all attendees to arrive on time (Zoom session will close to late arrivals at 2:35pm). Please click here for the Summer 2020 schedule.


Alcoholics Anonymous, SDSU Student Meeting

Tuesdays and Thursdays Noon - 1 pm Location: Calpulli Conference Room #4

AA is a self-help organization that utilizes the 12-step program for recovering alcoholics. This is an open meeting to all who wish to discuss issues with substance abuse.


Active Minds

Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
Location: Conference Room 3,
4th floor, Calpulli Building  

Active Minds is a student organization that is “changing the conversation about mental health.” To join the organization, you just have to show up to the meeting! Stop by, help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and learn about current trends in the mental health field.

Single Servings

Single servings is a series of brief workshops held at different parts of the campus. Drop-in to talk with others, and to learn skills related to various topics, including mindfulness, stress management, test anxiety, relationships, and more.