Support Groups and Workshops

About Our 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.

  • 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 323.343.3314 or visit us at the Student Health Center, Station 4, 2nd level for additional information.

Group and Workshop Schedule

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CAPS Workshops and Groups

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.

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.

Effective Communication for Relationships

Communication is key for a successful relationship and in this workshop, you will get a chance to learn about and practice using “I” statements and reflective listening skills.

Establishing Self-Care Rituals

Everyone knows they should engage in self-care, but how do you keep it going when you are a student? Learn how to transform daily habits into simple self-care rituals to maintain your inner well-being.

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.

Grief and Loss

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.

Healing Emotional Wounds

Self-criticism may arise from rejection, loneliness, loss, guilt, failure, or low self-esteem. Learn how to transform your inner critic into your biggest supporter.

Initiate, Don’t Procrastinate

Do you procrastinate when it comes to important deadlines and assignments, what about other areas of life? Learn strategies to help you prioritize, motivate yourself and overcome procrastination.

Maintaining Healthy Romantic Relationships

Romantic relationships can be exciting, frustrating, loving and sometimes painful. Learn the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, as well as setting boundaries and communicating your needs in a relationship.

Managing Anger

Learn how to identify stressors, take necessary steps to remain calm, and handle tense situations in a constructive, positive manner.

Managing Stress

Gain skills to learn about the basic emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral responses to stress and learn strategies to help manage them in the future.

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.

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!

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.

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!

UndocU Support Group

A support group for undocumented students and those negatively affected by immigration policies. We tap into a shared sense of community and compassion while strengthening healthy coping strategies for emotions and other stressors.

Your Attachment Style and You

Learn about your own unique attachment style and effective strategies to maintain or regain a loss of self-identity in a relationship.