Support Groups, Fall 2016


Support groups for credit students start the week of September 12, 2016. Groups are held at the same time each week for approximately twelve weeks (except Sleep group, see below).  Material builds on each session, so please sign up only if you are committed to coming every week. Come by Student Health, HC-100; call (415) 239-3110 to pre-register; or come to the first session. Groups accept new members the first 2 sessions.  

Can't Sleep? 

Felicia King, LCSW & Julie Ososke, NP

ONE TIME ONLY:  Monday, 1:00-2:00 pm, September 19th 

Sleep deprivation can affect your academic performance, your mood, and your health. We'll offer a number of strategies to learn what your body needs to get a better night's sleep!

LGBTQ Health & Sexuality

Julie Ososke, NP

ONE TIME ONLY:  Monday, 3:00 - 4:00pm, October 10th                          

For many folks, talking to a healthcare provider about your health and body can be intimidating. You may be asked questions that can be difficult to discuss. You might feel uncomfrotable answering some questions or unsure how the provider will respond to your concerns. This group is an opportunity to get straghtforward, nonjudgmental feedback and guidance about your body and wellness from a nurse practitioner with 8 years of serving the San Francisco LGBTQ community and practitcing transgender medicine. 


STRESS REDUCTION: Skills and Practice

Felicia King, LCSW

Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00pm -- starting September 12th

This group will help you deal with stress and develop a calm self-acceptance in the face of life's many challenges. Strategies include mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery, and systematic relaxation. You'll learn how to replace negative messages with self-compassion!

PROCRASTINATION -- Stop Waiting Around!

Sam Edwards, LCSW

Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm -- starting September 14th

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, homework (and life!) so you can get things done sooner.


Sam Edwards, LCSW    

Thursdays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm -- starting September 15th      

This workshop is designed for students who feel self-conscious, boring, or uncomfrotabel 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.