Support Groups and Workshops

These valuable groups and workshops help students develop and maintain healthy strategies and skills for addressing challenges. The privacy of all disclosures by clients in workshops and groups is protected by state and federal laws and the Cal State LA Student Conduct Code. To further protect our clients' privacy and the integrity of our groups and workshops, CAPS does not provide documentation of attendance to be used for extra credit or as an assignment for classes or organizations.

  • CAPS' workshops are confidential, nonjudgmental, skill-based clinical sessions where clients are guided in using highly effective mental health skills. All workshops are led by licensed psychotherapists who are highly experienced in working with multicultural undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • CAPS' groups are ongoing and process oriented. Group members meet over a longer period of time and receive support from each other as they develop insight and gain skills.

Contact CAPS at 323.343.3300 or visit us at the Student Health Center, Station 4, 2nd level for additional information.

Group and Workshop Schedule

CAPS Workshops and Groups

Adulting with Parents

Transitioning to adulthood can strain our relationships with our parents. Come learn some communication and coping skills that can make adulting with parents less stressful!

Anxiety Support Group

Anxiety, stress, worry, fear… it can be overwhelming and isolating. Come join others who may be feeling similarly, and learn tools for reducing anxiety symptoms and becoming more grounded in the present moment.

Becoming Your Best Self

Improve your self-esteem and self-image by identifying and deconstructing your old patterns of self-criticism and doubt.

Big Results with Mini-Meditations

Come and learn about the mind-body connection and how using meditation skills can reduce feelings of anxiety and distress, as well as improve overall quality of living.

Conquering Social Anxiety

Come learn how to clear your path to self-confidence in social situations. In this workshop you will learn how to identify what keeps you blocked, and how to remove or get around those obstacles.

Creating and Maintaining Boundaries

Establishing and holding boundaries is an important part of healthy relationships...but it's hard! Learn a few tips that can help you to set appropriate boundaries with friends, partners, co-workers, and family.

Creating a Self-Care Plan

Want more vitality, contentment, and connectedness and less despair? Yes, please! Participants will be guided in the development of their own self-care plan.

De-Stress Yourself

Come and learn about the difference between everyday stress and anxiety. You will be taught Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), a relaxation skill proven to be effective for managing anxiety.

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!

Do fear and anxiety keep you from doing what’s important to you? Would you like your values to have more influence than your worries? Come learn how to have a more empowering relationship with your thoughts.

Getting Un-Stuck

Feeling stuck, unhappy, procrastinating, or withdrawing from others? You will be guided in identifying patterns of “stuck” behavior and thinking in the areas of self-confidence, self-reliance, independence, and self-esteem.

Healthy Romantic Partnerships

Learn techniques to enhance shared meaning with your romantic partner, strengthen your friendship, and resolve problems even when you don't agree.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Come and have a respite from your busy day. Have more day-to-day inner peace by learning to calm your mind and loosen the grip of difficult thoughts and feelings.

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Come join this supportive workshop where you will learn how to relax and improve your ability to focus.

Overcoming Negative Self-Talk

In this workshop, you will learn about the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and be able to use this knowledge to challenge negative thinking in order to increase feelings of hope and optimism in your life.

Procrastination and Time Management

Feeling like there simply aren't enough hours in a day to balance wellness and responsibilities? Getting tired of the stress that comes with procrastination and grades that don’t reflect your abilities? Learn what’s really holding you back and unleash your inner taskmaster.  

Problem-Solving through Storytelling

This narrative-based workshop focuses on problem-solving and conflict resolution through deconstructing our stories, identifying the characters in our lives, confronting patterns, and finally creating lives that work for us!

Self-Care Reboot

Do you ever feel stuck in a cycle of stress? Like you have forgotten how to have fun and enjoy life? Come learn some quick, easy-to-implement coping skills and make a plan to awaken joy in your life again.

Self-Compassion

Do you act like a best friend when you fall short of your expectations or do you beat yourself up or self-abandon? Come learn about self-compassion and simple skills that can help you bounce back when things do not go as planned.  

Success Beyond Perfectionism

Do you criticize or judge yourself harshly after every mistake that you make? Is your desire to be perfect keeping you from being successful in your academic life and relationships? This group will help you to accept your flaws and shortcomings as a way to increase overall satisfaction with your life.

Surviving Loss and Surviving Loss: Suicide

Grief and loss encompass the death of a loved one, the loss of a beloved pet, the end of a significant relationship, and more. You will be gently and compassionately guided through the stages of grief to help you make deeper meaning of your loss while being restored to full functionality. Surviving Loss: Suicide is a separate group for those whose loved one or friend took their own life.

The Healthy Break-Up

Do you allow unhealthy or unsatisfying relationships to linger on? Do you ghost? Or break up by text? Do you stay because you are afraid to leave? Learn communication and self-support skills to help end unsatisfying or destructive relationships and move on!