Groups are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally!
We offer numerous types of groups that get students interacting and connecting to help each other.
Groups are often the most effective way to
- gain support and encouragement from others;
- learn how you are perceived by others;
- gain specific skills to improve your life;
- develop relationship skills.
Ground rules, including confidentiality, are typically established with group members to help promote trust. For most benefit, consistent attendance is strongly encouraged. Read Debunking Myths about Group Therapy to learn more about how group works.
Call 408-924-5910 to sign up!
Spring 2020 Groups
RIO Workshop Multiple Times and Days (See Below)
Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions. By the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy.
It is highly recommended that students attend all three sessions of each RIO series.
RIO 1 (2/5~2/19): Karisman (Mondays | 3-4 pm)
RIO 2 (2/13~2/27): Colleen & Michael (Tuesdays | 11 am-12 pm)
RIO 3 (2/28~3/14): Stephanie & Richard E (Wednesdays | 4-5 pm)
RIO 4 (3/5~3/19): Minji & Elena (Mondays | 2:30-3:30 pm)
RIO 5 (4/4~4/18): Alex & Akanksha (Wednesdays | 2-3 pm)
RIO 6 (4/20~5/4): Megan & Amanda M (Fridays | 2-3 pm)
RIO 7 (4/26~5/10): Yu-Ping (Thursdays | 4-5 pm)
International Circle TBD
The group will be a supportive space where members can get to know one another, practice English for those who would like to do so, learn about cultural adjustment and challenges, learn ways to manage stress, and learn about different cultures. We will also most likely ask members (and group leaders) to rotate on bringing different cultural snacks! No drop-ins Facilitators: Minji
LGBTQ Plus Discussion Group (PRIDE Center) Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
Join us in a safe, affirming space to connect with people in the LGBTQQIA community and discuss various themes and topics. Topics include navigating relationships, family dynamics, religion/spirituality, discrimination, questioning, identities, intersectionality, coming out, having fun, and many more. Drop-in group for LGBTQ-Plus identified students (no allies, please). Facilitators: Leilani and Nicole
MEN: Meaningful Explorations and Networking TBD
This group provides an opportunity for men to talk about issues they commonly face while receiving support and feedback from other men. A safe, confidential space will be provided to allow members to explore topics in-depth, with the goal of increasing self-awareness and life satisfaction. Counselor referral or pre-screening required (no drop-ins). Facilitators: Miguel and Daniel
Women’s Group Thursdays, 1-2:30pm; Fridays 2-3:30pm
A supportive environment for women to talk, explore and grow. Topics can include stress, mental health, wellness, balance, relationships, school, work, identity, self esteem/ confidence, body image, culture and many many more. Counselor referral or pre-screening required (no drop-ins). Facilitator: Colleen, Jevon, and Rebecca
Mindful Living and Coping Skills
CALM (Calming Anxiety and Living Mindfully) Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
C.A.L.M is designed to help you effectively manage anxiety, reduce limitations, and increase awareness, insight, and self-compassion. This program will be held for 6 consecutive weeks. Counselor referral or pre-screening required (no drop-ins). Facilitators: David and Kaiwen
Mindful Habits Not offered this semester
Are you struggling with a habit that is addictive and interfering with your life? Substance use and abuse can be difficult but, you can find new ways to cope with stressful times in your life. Please join us for a 6 week workshop series to discover a new way to look at addiction, look at your current patterns, set new goals, and eventually find new ways to be responsible for your behavior with acceptance and without judgment. Abstinence is not required. This is not a 12-step group. Preferred referral through counselor. Facilitators: Megan
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop Series Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm
Drop-in group with preference for students to attend all sessions. Facilitators: Alex and Caroline
Understanding Sensitivity Thursdays, 3-4:20pm
Do you get overwhelmed easily? Are you sensitive to sounds, fabrics, or scents? Do you pick up on other people’s emotions easily? Have others said that you are “too sensitive”? You may be a Highly Sensitive Person! This 6-week (2/20-3/26) workshop is a safe and comfortable place to talk about our experiences and connect with other sensitive people. We will use creative methods like coloring and paints to understand our sensitivity, learn coping strategies, and explore the many benefits of sensitivity! Drop-in group for students that are Highly Sensitive People. Facilitator: Sarah
Wise Mind Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm
Want to learn new skills for coping with difficult emotions, tolerating distress, and managing your relationships? This 6-week group focuses on approaches and techniques to be more effective in these important areas of your life. New coping skills will be taught each week! Counselor referral or pre-screening required (no drop-ins). Facilitators: Nicole and Arielle
Understanding Self and Others Mondays, 3:30-5pm
Members build relationships, become more aware of how they interact with others, and learn how to cope more effectively with interpersonal challenges in a safe, supportive environment. Counselor referral or pre-screening required (no drop-ins). Facilitators: Nadeem and Amanda
Healthy Relationships TBD
This 4-week workshop series will provide tools on how to improve the quality of your relationships. Much of the materials will be focused on romantic relationships but will also be applicable to any type of relationship you are in.