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NOW ACCEPTING SCREENINGS FOR FALL 2016 GROUPS.

Groups form early in each quarter. Watch for home page announcements as to when new groups are starting up, or call 909-869-3220 for current information.

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Photo by Alex Eflon

Come join a group where you will be supported and have an opportunity to be among peers who share a common understanding and experience.

Ongoing Relaxation Drop In Series

Be well and relax! No need to sign up...just drop into Counseling Services, Bldg. 66-116, Wednesdays at 3:05pm through Winter Quarter 2016. Questions? Contact Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos for more information.


SPRING QUARTER 2016 GROUPS

The Body Project - 4 Week Program

Are you struggling to be happy with your body? Have you noticed how your thoughts about your body negatively impact your motivation, self-esteem, or relationships?

Come join The Body Project - a 4 week body-acceptance program designed to help college-age women resist cultural pressures to conform to the unhealthy thin-ideal standard of female beauty. This program has been found to improve body satisfaction, reduce risk for eating disorders, and improve school and social functioning for hundreds of young women across the US.

Female-identified students only.

Day/Time: TBD by interested students’ availability Spring 2016
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitators: Dr. Kristy Little together with two trained peer facilitators

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220 or emailing Dr. Kristy Little at kmlittle@cpp.edu


En Tu Casa: Circulo de Hombres - 6 Week Group

The purpose of the group is to empower Latino men of Cal Poly to take a leadership role in living a healthy life. The group provides the opportunity for Latino men to come together in a confidential space to explore different relevant topics. This might include: relationship issues, spirituality, developing your strengths, overcoming obstacles, and exploring the role of cultural heritage in your overall mental health and well-being.

Limit: 8 students
Day/Time: TBD by interested students’ availability Spring 2016
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitator: Dr. Jime Salcedo

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220 or emailing Dr. Jime Salcedo


LGBTQ Student Drop In Group - 6 Week Group

Are you a CPP student who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer/Questioning? Are you “out” on campus or not “out?” Come talk about your experience as an LGBTQ individual on campus in a safe and confidential space. The LGBTQ drop in group is an opportunity to share your experience, gain support and validation and express any needs that are not currently being met in the campus community.

Limit: 8 students
Day/Time: TBD by interested students’ availability Spring 2016
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitators: Dr. Adam Wiswell

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220 or emailing Dr. Adam Wiswell


Personal Growth Group - 6-8 Week Group (90 minutes in length)

This quarter-long group will help students work toward personal growth in a supportive setting.  This group aims at helping students understand themselves better, appreciate and express their emotions, improve communication skills, and manage relationships in healthier ways.

Limit: 8 students
Day/Time: TBD by interested students’ availability Spring 2016
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitators: Dr. Dao Nguyen

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220 or emailing Dr. Dao Nguyen


Social Confidence - 6 Week Course

Anxiety can be a normal part of social interactions, but it can also have a negative effect on an individual’s life.  The Social Confidence group can help you learn practical approaches to cope with and manage social anxiety.

Limit: 8 students
Day/Time: TBD by interested students’ availability Spring 2016
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitators: Dr. Jennifer Kohagura

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220 or emailing Dr. Jennifer Kohagural


Stress Less: Anxiety Reduction Workshop - 6 Week Group

Feeling stressed? Does your anxiety limit your wellbeing and success? This 6 week educational group will help you understand the body’s anxiety reaction and learn effective strategies to decrease your stress.  Participants will have the opportunity to create individual goals and to practice the strategies presented.

Limit: 8 students
Day/Time: TBD by interested students’ availability Spring 2016
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitators: Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220 or emailing Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos


Support Group for Women in STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Majors 

Counseling Services is offering a safe and supportive group to explore thoughts and feelings related to being a woman in STEM fields. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

    • Self-esteem and self-worth
    • Experiences of marginalization
    • Gender roles and expectations
    • Relationships and communication
    • Career development concerns
    • Microaggressions
    • Sexuality

Day/Time: TBD by interested students’ availability Spring 2016
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitator: Dr. Andrea Bailey

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220 or emailing Dr. Andrea Bailey


RIO (Recognition/Insight/Openness) Group - 3 Week Program

Has the following ever occurred to you? You’re carrying along with your day when suddenly . . .

    • It seems like thoughts about the past, present, and future are all grabbing at your attention at once (and you want to tell your brain, “Hold on there, brain, let’s focus on one thing at a time” but your brain is like, “No, everything is important!”) . . .  
    • And you wonder, “Why did my brain go there . . . Why does it keep going there . . .?” . . .
    • And you ask yourself, “Why can’t I let this go . . . ?” . . .
    • And then you wonder, “Is it possible to let this way of living go  . . . and if so, how can I actually do it?” . . . .

If you have experienced the above sequence of events, then perhaps the RIO (Recognition/Insight/Openness) Group is for you!

What is RIO?

RIO is a three-week psychoeducational seminar that is designed to help students clarify their concerns and thoughts and develop a clearer sense of what they would like to change in their lives. Instead of traditional group psychotherapy, RIO is a curriculum-driven workshop series with structure and specific learning objectives.  Participation is strongly encouraged but personal disclosure is not required.

Limit: 12 students
Group 1: April 12, 19, & 26; Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00PM
Group 2: May 3, 10, & 17: Tuesdays, from 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Bldg 66 room 116
Facilitators: Dr. Michi Fu & Dr. George Edward Vasquez, Jr.

If interested, please schedule a group intake by calling 909-869-3220.


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