Support Groups, Spring 2018


Support groups for credit students start the week of September 18th, 2017. Groups are held the same time each week for approximately twelve weeks with the exception of Stress Reduction, which will be 2 shorter groups. Material builds on each session, so please sign up only if you are committed to coming every week.

To pre-register come to Student Health, HC-100 or call 415.239.3110, or come to the first session.

 (*Intake required ahead of time for Trauma Support, see below).
Groups accept new members the first two sessions.

STRESS LESS                                 
Dina Redman, MPH. PhD, LCSW

Wednesdays 12-1, February 7th-March 14th                                        

Build skills to reduce anxiety, increase mindful awareness, soothe the inner critic, cultivate

self-compassion, center your life around growth and purpose, and nourish hope.


The TEA (Trauma) Group: Transformation through Empowerment and Affirming Action           
Cecilia Nepomuceno, PhD

Mondays, 2:00-3:30 pm, starts February 5th                                             

Get support in a safe environment and enjoy a cup of tea while learning strategies to help deal with the effects of trauma, including stress management, relaxation, self-empowerment, etc. Your experience and emotions will be respected as we support your journey towards healing. Pre-registration AND initial intake with the facilitator required; schedule brief intake with facilitator starting January 16 to February 2, 2018.


Sam Edwards, LCSW   

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, starts February 7th

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today! Let’s look at how anxiety and all the demands of juggling work, family, and school can lead to putting things off. Learn how to manage your time and homework (and life!) so you can get things done sooner.


Sam Edwards, LCSW                          

Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, starts February 8th

Feel self-conscious, boring, or uncomfortable in social situations (such as class discussions)? Learn strategies that will help you feel more confident participating in class and socializing with friends.


COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS for LGBTQQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex) STUDENTS Held at the QRC-Queer Resource Center        
Bayla Travis, PsyD and Anna Bartko, MA

6 Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, starts February 6th                                                                    
Would you like to feel safer and have more fun with dates, partners, family, friends or fellow students? Learn skills to express your wants and needs, listen more effectively and take care of yourself if things don’t go well.


HARM REDUCTION GROUP                                                        Clare Willis, PsyD and Alonzo Lamas, MA                  

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, starts February 8th

Are you looking for ways to manage your use of drugs, alcohol or marijuana, or trying to decide if quitting is right for you? This group will provide you with ways to set your own goals and better understand and manage your substance use.