Groups & Wellness Workshops

workshopCounseling faculty provide educational workshops and groups addressing a variety of  topics. See below for workshops and groups offered this semester. 

All presentations are FREE.

Sign up by registering below. 


Managing Anxiety and Stress

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Presented by Leland Bettencourt, LCSW 

Date: September 30, 2020 

                              Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

We all experience anxiety in our lives, sometimes to the point of feeling totally overwhelmed. This presentation will focus on defining anxiety and common symptoms. Information will be provided on developing a positive mindset, balancing life’s demands, assertiveness and relationship skills, effective self-care and relaxation techniques.

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LGBTQ+ Support Group 

Presented by Jennifer Staffero, LCSW and Edward Colorado, LCSW

This group addresses life and relationship issues related to sexual orientation. Talk openly with other students about your sexual identity. Topics are based on students' interest and can include exploring your identity, trust and relationships, dealing with heterosexism, dating, family and societal expectations, and self-esteem. 

Thursday Sept. 10th, 11am-12:30pm

Thursday Oct. 15th, 11am-12:30pm

Thursday Nov. 12th 11am-12:30pm

Thursday Dec. 10th, 11am-12:30pm


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humming birdBody Positive Warriors 

Presented by Susan Brumm, LPCC and Edward Colorado, LCSW

Body Positive Warriors is a community that is devoted to developing a positive, accepting approach to health, beauty, and identity.  Participants benefit from a judgement-free environment that encourages them to accept and love themselves as they are and to reject views of beauty, weight, and appearance that are discriminatory, restrictive, and unrealistic. 

Tuesday  Sept 15, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Introduction to Body Positive Warriors

Tuesday  Sept 22, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Body Stories

Tuesday  Sept 29, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Reclaim Health 

Tuesday  Oct 6, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Cultivate Self-Love

Tuesday  Oct 13, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Practice Intuitive Self-Care

Tuesday  Oct 20, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Declare Your Own Authentic Beauty

Tuesday  Oct 27, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Pleasure, Shame, and Intuitive Sexuality

Tuesday  Nov 3, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:45  – Beauty Stories

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HERstory Group

Presented by Julia Rosas, LMFT 

Is a support group designed to provide support for students who self-identify as women of color. Find opportunity for growth, empowerment, healing, and fellowship by joining compassionate women who are seeking to provide and receive support from other compassionate women. 

Thursday, August 27, 2020 -1:00 pm -2:30 pm

 Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm -2:30 pm

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm

Thursday, November 5, 2020 -1:00pm-2:30 pm

Thursday, December 3, 2020 -1:00pm-2:30 pm

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Expressive Art

Depression Recovery Through Creative Art

Presented by Kimberly Richardson, LCSW

Bring your own materials and express yourself through the arts (poetry, music, drawing, collaging etc.) Art is a language of its own and in those moments when we verbally can not articulate what we feel, art can say what is within our minds and hearts.
 Don’t think that you’re good at art?
This group IS for you! Do you draw stick figures? So do I!
 This group is for you too! You will NOT have to share your art work if you do not desire!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – 1:30-3:00 pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 1:30 -3:00 pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 1:30-3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 -1:30-3:00 pm


Artistic hands clasping together

Black Voices

Presenter: Kimberly Richardson, LCSW

Black Voices is a support group for Black students. The group aims to offer a sense of community, support and empowerment. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: issues related to race/culture/ethnicity, identity, racism, social relationships, familial relationships, oppression, and mental health.

Dates and Times

Thursday, September 10, 2020-- 2:30pm-4:00pm

Thrusday, September 24, 2020-- 2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursday, October 8, 2020-- 2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursday, October 22, 2020--2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursday, November 5, 2020--2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursday, November 19, 2020--2:30-4:00pm

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