Groups & Wellness Workshop


Counseling faculty provide educational workshops to address psychological topics such as:

Body Positive Warriors & LGBTQ+ Groups.

QPR Suicide Prevention, Resiliency, Mindfulness & Self Compassion, Diversity Awareness, Healthy Relationships, Stress Management, Test Anxiety, Dealing with Depression.

Visit our website for workshops listed for each semester.

All presentations are FREE but encouraged to sign-up in advance @

              Healthy Relationships   

Presenter: Martha Cuan, LCSW

Tuesday, February 12, 2019         1:30pm – 3:00pm     MSR 130c

Human beings are social by nature and relationships are a major part of our lives. During this workshop we will discuss the elements of healthy relationships, ways to nurture them, the importance of identifying the unhealthy parings in our lives, and how to keep ourselves safe.

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Recognizing & Recovering  from Depressed Moods

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, Director

Wednesday, February 20, 2019       1:00pm – 2:30pm    MSR 130c

Students may slip into a depressed mood without realizing what is happening. This workshop will review symptoms of depression, how to manage and recover depression, how to manage and recover from depressed moods and how to help a friend who is dealing with negative moods. This workshop is designed to be interactive, is open to questions you may bring, and will provide useful information.

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       Emotional & Mental Wellness     

Presenter: Lee Bettencourt, LCSW

Wednesday, February 27, 2019         1:00pm – 2:30pm     MSR 260

Learning to manage life’s demands and our relationships are essential components of maintaining emotional and mental wellness. This presentation will provide students with helpful information on positive self-image, social connectedness, effective self-care, communication skills and conflict resolution.

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     Suicide Prevention Training   

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, Director

Tuesday, March 5, 2019                1:00pm – 3:00pm    MSR 130

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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Mind over Anxiety 

Presenter: Julia Rosas-Nieto, LMFT

Thursday, March 7, 2019         1:00pm – 2:30pm     MSR 260

Finding yourself thinking of “what if’s” and/or worst case scenarios. You might be experiencing symptoms of anxiety.

 This workshop will focus on the following: Symptoms of anxiety, Understanding Thinking Traps, and Coping Skills.

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                 More Than Words  

Facilitators: Dr. Sandra Sanborn, Jennifer Staffero, LCSW & Julia Rosas-Nieto, LMFT

   April 24, 2019         1:30pm – 3:00pm     Diversity Center Library - 201

Tell your story….

Gather with us in a friendly group setting and be inspired to creatively write, share, and listen to the stories most meaningful to us. Find healing benefits in your own writing expressions through the use of poem writing.

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When Stress Reaches “Overload”:

Prevention and Management of Excessive Stress

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, Director

Tuesday, May 7, 2019         1:00pm – 2:30pm     MSR 130c

Many students at CSU Stanislaus deal with periods of “stress overload,” when stressors combine from academic pressures, work responsibilities, family obligation, relationship difficulties, and trying to find a way to sleep, relax, and have leisure time as well. This workshop will cover techniques to manage stress, including mindful awareness, positive self-talk, relaxation techniques, and time management skills.  The workshop will be interactive, open to questions, and will provide useful information.   

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Group Therapy

Facilitator: Jennifer Staffero, LCSW

Every Other Thursday in Spring         10:30am – 12 noon

Student Health Center (Conference Room)    

February 14, 28     March 14, 28     April 11,      May 9

BE WHO YOU ARE!   A Safe Place to join together and discuss whatever is on your mind.  

Allies Welcome!

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& Conversation with a Counselor

Julia Rosas-Nieto, LMFT

1st and 3rd Wednesdays          10am – 11am           Residential Life Hub / Dorms

February 6 – Romance & Sex                     February 20 – Family                      March 6 - Friendships

March 20 – No Session – Spring Break      April 17 – Grief & Loss                        

May 1 – School Pressures                            May 15 – Becoming Independent

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

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

SPEMI Office - MSR 250           2pm – 3:15pm

February 6, 13, 20, 27          March 6, 13, 27              April 3, 10, 17

Creating community and a shared positive approach to beauty, health, and identity;

supporting success in life and academics.  Come join us.


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