Wellness Workshop

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The workshop leaders are counseling faculty from Psychological Counseling Services at Stanislaus State. Each leader has had extensive experience in the topic areas and provide educational outreach to address psychological topics in various campus settings as well as in the Counseling Center.

All presentations are free but require advance sign-up. Individuals requiring special accommodation for a disability are encouraged to contact Psychological Counseling Services at 667-3381.


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Presenter: Martha Cuan, LCSW 

This four week series will provide participants with a better understanding of individuals on our campus who are identified or self–identify as First Generation College Students. (You DO NOT have to be a first generation student to attend-everyone on campus is welcome.) The workshops are designed to provide information, highlight resources on campus, and present strategies to promote academic success and mental health.

  Place: Diversity Center, 2nd floor in the Library                                            Room 201

  Time: 2:30 -5:00pm                                          

 Dates:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018

              CANCELLED  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (Meet in MSR 260)

                               Wednesday, March 7, 2018   

                               Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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LGBTQ+ Group Therapy

6 – Week Series every Thursday

Facilitator: Jennifer Staffero, LCSW

Every Thursday starting April 12 - May 3 

10:30am – 12pm 

  Student Health Center Conference Room

      BE WHO YOU ARE!     

 A safe place to join together and  discuss whatever is on your mind.  Allies welcome!

 HOT drinks will be served!coffee

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Mindful Self - Compassion  

Would you like to learn to be kinder to yourself?

Do you want to learn ways to value and support yourself

Do you blame yourself for the negatives and difficulties in your life?


Wednesday Feburary 28, 2018

   1:30pm – 3pm

   MSR 200

                         Presenters: Jennifer Staffero, LCSW

Julia Rosas-Nieto, LMFT

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we care about. You will learn ways to stop being so hard on yourself and gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. This workshop will be experiential and full of discussion so be prepared to participate!

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Suicide Prevention Training

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QPR – “Question, Persuade, Refer”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

MSR 130

Presenter: Dr. Dan Berkow, Director  

Psychological Counseling Services


QPR training can help you become an important part of the CSU Stan “safety net” for someone who may be dealing with despair or overwhelming difficulties.  Learn how you can help prevent suicide, and become a certified QPR Gatekeeper.

Students who attend this workshop will complete 1.5 hours of training and receive a certificate as a QPR gatekeeper.

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Presentor: Susan Brumm, LPCC

Thursday, March 8, 2018

10:30am - 12:00pm

MSR 130 C

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we are doing.  Mindfulness is the ability to cope with what is going on without being overwhelmed.  This workshop will provide helpful information and techniques for developing mindfulness and increasing positive outlook in our lives.

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.”

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Diversity Awareness and Marginalization:

On Campus and Beyond

Why can it be difficult for diverse groups to express their experiences and perspectives and be heard?​

LGBTQ+ ;  Ethnicity and Race; Mental Health Issues; Religious Perspectives; and Students with Disabilities

Why and how does marginalization occur?

Can we build a safe campus for different views & life experiences?

Claim your voice; Challenge discrimination; Validate self and others

Date: Tuesday, March 13th 

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Diversity Center, 2nd floor in the Library 201

Presenter: Dan Berkow, Ph.D., Director, Psychological Counseling Services

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Anxiety and Depression

Presenter: Lee Bettencourt, LCSW

Wednesday, March 14

 12:30pm - 2 pm 

 MSR 200

We all experience anxiety and depression in our lives, sometimes to the point of feeling totally overwhelmed.  This workshop will provide useful information and tools, to reduce and manage anxiety and depression. 

Topics will include positive self-image, assertiveness and effective communication relationship skills, relaxation skills and maintaining emotional wellness.

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Resiliency Workshop

Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds–trauma, tragedy, personal crises, plain ‘ole’ life problems–and bounce back stronger, wiser, and more personally powerful.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

MSR 200

Presenter: Ann Marie Washington, LCSW 

This workshop will define resiliency and give you the 7 traits of resilient people.  Are we born resilient or can we learn to be more resilient by practicing emotional regulation, impulse control and more flexible thinking that promotes a growth mindset?  All seven traits will be defined and discussed.

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Embody Book Study


Dates: Every Tuesday starting February 6th and ending on February 27

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: Residential Life Hub, Village 1 Unit 114.  

Come through the open gate next to residential life housing office

Leaders: Ann Marie Washington, LCSW & Susan Brumm, LPCC

If you believe all people have beauty, are deserving of respect, and have innate wisdom that makes them the ultimate authority of their own body, come join us for this book study of Embody: Learning to love your unique body (and quiet that critical voice!) by Connie Sobczak,  the Body Positive co-founder.  Books will be provided to those who attend!                                              

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Coffee with a Counselor 


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      Where: Student Health, Center Conference Room                   

      Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM



Drop in, grab a cup of coffee and chat with a counselor about different topics relevant to student life!

Date: (Wednesdays)           Topic:

February 14th                      Romance & Sex

February 28th                      Family        

March 14th                          Friendships

March 28th                          Health & Well-being

April 11th                             Grief and Loss

April 25th                             School Pressures

May 9th                               Becoming Independent