Groups & Workshops

Groups & Workshops


Groups

Group Counseling is a confidential service provided to all eligible students.  Therapy groups are often limited to a maximum of 12 people; once therapy has begun the group is closed.  Closed groups with a small number of participants allows for trust building and group cohesion, thus allowing groups to be therapeutic.

How to Sign Up

Groups are not drop-ins and fill up quickly; please contact the group fascilitator prior to the start of the group session to ensure space is still available and that the group will meet your needs.  Click here to express interest in any of the groups listed below:

  • Inside Out

    Mondays, 2/24 - 4/21/14 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Laili McGrew, LCSW | Rene' Reis, LMFT

    *CLOSED* Group is Full.  Avoiding uncomfortable feelings or judging yourself for having feelings at all? Arguing with others, drinking to escape, or over-reacting to situations?  This group teaches unique ways to validate, normalize, and express emotions.  For more information please call Laili McGrew at 916-278-3602. 

  • Walking on Eggshells

    Tuesdays, 2/12 - 3/19/14 | 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW

    Does an important relationship leave you feeling drained, controlled manipulated and lied to?  Irrational drama has you 'walking on eggshells'?  Know someone struggling with borderline personality disorder? We can help you make sense out of chaos, stand up for your needs, defuse conflict, and protect yourself.  For more information please call Mick Rogers, LCSW at 916 278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Anxiety Management

    This group is offered three times this semester:  All sessions are now full and CLOSED.

    Session I - Tuesdays (CLOSED) Session II - Wednesdays - CLOSED Session III - Mondays - CLOSED
    2/25 - 4/8/14 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 4/2 - 5/14/14 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am 4/14 - 5/19/14 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am

    Tuesdays, 11/12 - 12/10 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Darren Smith, PsyD.

    Anxiety can be intrusive, limiting, & exhausting! Some people feel socially anxious, others may have panic attacks, and some of us are “worriers.”  Regardless of how you experience anxiety, this group will arm you with skills to get it under control.  For more information please call Darren Smith, PsyD at 916-278-7356. 

  • Coping with Loss

    Mondays, 4/7 - 5/19/14 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Fascilitator(s): Regina Kentner, PsyD. | John Duncan, MSWII

    A group for those who have lost a loved one.  This group’s focus is on giving and receiving  support and understanding in a safe, nurturing environment. Members of the group  will gain understanding of the wide variety of emotions that accompany loss and support each other through this often painful life journey.  For more information please call Regina Kentner, PsyD at 916-278-7357.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Healthy Relationships For Women

    This group is offered twice this semester: 

    Session I - Tuesdays - CLOSED Session II - Wednesdays - CLOSED
    2/11 - 3/18/14 | 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm 4/9 - 5/14/14 | 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW

    Participants will create a playful, creative environment where they can look at past and current romantic relationships with humor, grit and some  laughter.  Sisterhood and empowerment will be strongly encouraged. For more information please call Mick Rogers, LCSW at 916 278-6809.  This Group is now CLOSED and will be offerred again in Fall 2014.

  • Lifting your Mood and Changing your Thoughts

    This group is offered twice this semester

    Session I - Fridays Session II - Wednesdays
    2/21 - 4/18/14 | 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm 3/5 - 4/30/14 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Rene' Reis, LMFT

    Group members will learn how to apply Cognitive Behavioral Theory concepts so your thoughts can increase your positive and hopeful outlook, to create less stress and more contentment in your day to day activities. For information please call Rene’ Reis LMFT, at 916-278-6036.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Understanding Relationships For Men

    Tuesdays, 4/8 - 5/13/14 | 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW

    Participants will create an honest, useful, creative environment where they can look at their past and current romantic relationships with humor, grit and some laughter.  Self-awareness and empowerment will be strongly encouraged. For more information please call Mick Rogers, LCSW at 916 278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Back on Track

    Tuesdays, 3/4 - 5/6/14 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD

    This group is specifically for students that are currently on academic probation and would like additional support.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • The Balancing Act

    Mondays, 2/17 - 4/28/14 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Fascilitator(s):  Laili McGrew, PsyD

    Are you a student who is also a parent? Do you struggle to manage both and feel good about your efforts? Come join others for support and tips on how to help yourself and your family.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • The Dynamic Self

    Thursdays, 3/13 - 5/15/14 | 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Darren Smith, PsyD | Sandra Jackson, MSWII

    Could you use a little extra support?  Do you ever feel alone or no one understands what you’re going through?  Whether you’re dealing with relationship problems, loss, stress, depression, anxiety, or some other issue, this may be the group for you!  The Dynamic Self group meets weekly and offers its members a place to be heard and receive support from experienced group leaders and other group members.  We offer a warm, accepting, and confidential environment for you to express what’s on your mind and work on coming up with solutions to your problems, no matter how big or small.  For more information please call Darren Smith, PsyD at 916-278-7356. This Group is full and now CLOSED.

  • SAFE Group

    Thursdays  2/20 - 5/1/14

    Fascilitator(s):  Rene' Reis, LMFT | Katie Hodgson, ASW

    SAFE (Sexual Assault Female Empowerment):  This group is a healing space for female sexual assault survivors.  For more information please call Rene' Reis at 916-278-6036 or speak with your individual CAPS Counselor.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Sailing Through Storms:  Enhancing Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance Skills

    Thursdays, 2/20 - 5/1/14 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD

    Participants learn and practice mindfulness and interpersonal skills in a safe, supportive environment to enhance their ability to attend to relationships, balance priorities in relationships, and build a sense of mastery and self-respect in relationships.  For more information please contact Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD  at 916-278-5414.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Stress Management

    Tuesdays, 4/8 - 5/13/14 | 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

    Fascilitator(s): Sharon Muha, PsyD. | Sandra Jackson, MSWII

    Are you finding it to manage stress? Feeling physically and mentally drained by day-to-day responsibilities? This group is designed to provide students with the skills to effectively manage stress and ultimately, experience more serenity in their lives.  For more information please call Sharon Muha, PsyD at 916-278-5427.  This Group session is full and now CLOSED.

  • Women in College

    Wednesdays, 4/9 - 5/14/14 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Karen Durst, PhD | Jason Cataldo, MFT

    Women in college face many challenges including important transitions, expectations of self and others, balancing life demands, academic, career and relationships issues. This group provides support to explore these challenges faced by women and create growth.  For more information please call Karen Durst, PhD at 916 278-4988.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Yoga for Trauma Survivors

    Wednesdays, 2/26 - 4/23/13 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Regina Kentner, PsyD | Jessica Heskin

    Have you survived a trauma? If so, you may know what it is like to feel distant from your body, scared, and scattered. This eight-week Health & Wellness Promotion class will use a combination of gently yoga practice, education and journaling to guide you away from your trauma and back to your body. Everyone has a right to feel safe in their body!   Registration Required.  For more information please contact Regina Kentner, at 916-278-7357.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Cutting Back and Moving Forth

    Fridays, 3/14 - 5/16/14 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am

    Fascilitator(s):  Darren Smith, PsyD | Kathy Guthrie, ASW

    “Lots of people in University drink or use drugs, so what’s the big deal?!”  Well, have you ever missed a class because you were too hung over or drunk?  Have you ever been told by others that you drink or use too much or too often?  Have you ever gotten a DUI? Or do you simply find that you drink/use more often than you’d like to?  Then alcohol or drug use may be a bigger deal than you think!  This small group (8-12) provides a confidential setting for students to learn more about substance use, such as identifying triggers for substance use and positive coping strategies, and support one another in efforts to cut back. For more information please call Darren Smith, PsyD at 916-278-7356.  Click here to express interest in this group.

  • Group Therapy for Therapists-in-Training

    This group is offered twice this semester:

    Session I - Fridays Session II - Fridays
    2/14 - 3/21/14 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am 4/4 - 5/9/14 | 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

    Fascilitator(s):  Laili McGrew, LCSW / Mick Rogers, LCSW

    Are you an MSW or Masters in Counseling student seeking clinical & personal growth?  This therapy group combines Yalom-style & Bowenian Family Systems Theory to optimally increase self-awareness & meet the needs of beginning therapists. This is not a clinical supervision group. For more information please call Mick Rogers, LCSW at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this group.

Workshops

Workshops are free to all currently enrolled Sac State students. Each workshop is about 1 hour long.  Sign-up is not required; however, space is limited!

  • Wrestling with Relationships

    Do you struggle with finding a relationship that makes you happy?  Do you ever question whether your relationship is right for you? Welcome to college and young adulthood.  This is a normal process we all go through.  Come join us for a chance to discuss these challenges and learn more about tips for happiness and success in relationships.

    Thursday, 2/20/14, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Wednesday, 3/19/14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Thursday, 4/24/14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

  • Managing Depression and Anxiety

    Most people experience symptoms of depression and anxiety at some point in their lives. It is not uncommon for people to first experience symptoms of depression or anxiety when they are in college. This workshop focuses on identifying anxiety and depression symptoms, their common causes, tools for managing symptoms, and where to go if you need additional help.

    Thursday, 2/27/14, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Tuesday, 3/18/14, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Wednesday, 4/23/14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

  • Improving your Sleep

    Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much?  Would you like to learn ways to improve the quality of your sleep? This workshop is designed to help students learn factors that interrupt healthy sleeping and ways to improve their sleep.

    Wednesday, 2/26/14, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Thursday, 4/10/14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

  • Mindfulness Basics

    Come take an active role in improving your health and well being.  Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating nonjudgmental awareness in day-to-day life.  This educational workshop will introduce you to mindfulness practices to decrease suffering and bring you greater balance and peace  in the midst of stress.

    Friday, 2/28/14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Asen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Wednesday, 3/12/14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Tuesday, 4/15/14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Shoreline Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

  • Studying for your Learning Style

    This workshop is designed to help students identify their learning style so they can learn different study strategies that can enhance their learning.

    Friday, 2/14/14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Wednesday, 3/19/14, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

    Thursday, 4/18/14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Aspen Room, 2nd floor, the WELL

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.