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Psychological Services

Support Groups SPRING 2014

Psychological Services at Student Health offers a variety of support groups for currently enrolled credit students starting Feb 7. Groups are held at the same time each week (except for panic attacks--see below).

Groups are not "drop-in" since material builds on each session. Enrollment is limited, so please sign up only if you are committed to coming every week. Enroll at Student Health Services, HC-100, Room 155, call Philip to pre-register (415) 452-5386, or come to the first session.  


Is Someone in Your Life Using Too Much Alcohol or Drugs?

Felicia King, LCSW and Aviance Rhome, MA

Tues. 1:00 to 2:00 pm, begins 2/11

Has someone else's problem become your problem? Take charge of your own life! If you've been affected by a loved one's alcohol or substance abuse, this group is for you. Get support in handling this difficult position and learn strategies to take care of yourself.


Reduce Stress and Tame Your Inner Critic!

Rik Isensee, LCSW and Beth Dunn, ASW

Wed. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., begins 2/12

This group will help you develop a calm self-acceptance even in the face of difficult or challenging circumstances. You'll learn various strategies to let go of the tension that makes us uptight and anxious. Techniques include mindfulness, sitting and walking meditation, guided imagery, and relaxation. You will also learn how to counter your inner critic's harsh negative messages with more positive encouragement.


Tools for Improving Your Mood 

Betty Wong, LCSW

Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., begins 2/7

Learn cognitive behavioral strategies to increase your skills in managing anxiety, depression and stress. This group will help you gain a better understanding of how mood and behavior are related and how you can effect change to feel better.


Procrastination - Stop Waiting Around! 

Sam Edwards, LCSW

Wed. 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., begins 2/12

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Let's look at how anxiety and other factors can lead to putting things off. Learn how to get things done sooner.


Overcome Anxiety & Self-Consciousness 

Sam Edwards, LCSW and Lori Wong, LCSW

Thurs. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., begins 2/13

This workshop is designed for students who feel self-conscious, boring and uncomfortable in social situations (such as class discussions.) You will learn strategies that will help you feel more confident participating in class, and socializing with friends.

Stop Your Panic Attacks Now 

Sam Edwards, LCSW

Single Session:  Thurs. 2/27 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 

Panic attacks are frightening. The fear, dizziness, and shaking can feel overwhelming. This one-time workshop will enable students keep their wits about them and learn how to handle themselves during an attack, with the hope of lessening their severity over time.