Support Groups and Workshops

NOTE: Students who attend CAPS workshops, groups, or individual or couples counseling are engaging in clinical services. To 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.

Campus community members are welcome to request mental health presentations by calling 323.343.3300.

In-Person Group

Real Conversations: A Black Student Resilience Circle

Calling all Black students and allies. Join this safe space for critical conversations about obstacles and opportunities in higher ed. This circle is intended to help students heal, share, listen and learn. This space is intended to focus on the experiences of Black/African American students on campus. You do not need to identify as Black to attend, but note the emphasis is on concerns black students face in higher education. Thriving in the complex adversity of college can be challenging, but overcoming anti-blackness requires a secondary set of skills.

Friday: October 29 and November 5
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cal State LA Housing

Sign up: Black Student Resilience Circle


Virtual Groups on Zoom

CAPS will host the following virtual support groups. Times and days to be announced. Check back for details.

Beginning October 7, 2021

Coping with Grief: this drop-in grief group is designed to support those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Drop-in groups provide a safe, supportive space for participants to share feelings and memories. This group does not require a commitment to attend every session. Participants can attend as they are able.

  • Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
  • October: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November: 4, 18
    • No group 11/11, 11/25. 
  • December: 2, 9

Please register in advance for this support group.

Register: Coping with Grief

 

Beginning October 11, 2021

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Graduate Student Support
  • Healthy Romantic Relationships
  • Imposter Syndrome

Starting on October 28, 2021:

  • LGBTQ+ Student Support - every Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m.

Let's Talk 

Talking can help. Let’s Talk is a drop-in service where currently enrolled students can have a brief informal consultation with a counselor. Whether it is stress, sadness, difficulty adjusting to school, academic concerns, or relationship or family problems, sharing your concerns with another person can make a positive difference. Let’s Talk counselors can talk through your issue with you and help you determine the best way to get help.

Beginning October 11, 2021.

Mondays, 2-3 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 962 5252 5844
Passcode: 086883


CAPS currently offers Canvas-based workshops.

Please note: Only Canvas workshops are available for class assignments or other credits. CAPS does not provide documentation of attendance to be used for extra credit or as an assignment for classes or organizations.

About CAPS' Asynchronous Canvas Workshops

What is an Asynchronous Workshop?

CAPS' asynchronous workshops are not live activities. Students can complete these pre-designed workshops at any time.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

CAPS' asynchronous Canvas workshops are open to all eligible students.

  • For details on eligibility, visit the Student Health Center's Eligibility webpage.

How Do I Attend a Canvas Workshop?

Attendance is easy! To attend a Cavas workshop:

  • Click on the desired workshop link. This will take you to the workshop's Canvas course enrollment page.
  • Click on the "Enroll in Course" button located on the right side of the enrollment page.
    • If the workshop you have selected is ready to go, click on the "Go to Course" button to start the workshop.
    • If the workshop is still being prepared, you will receive an email notification when the workshop is ready.
  • Note: Each of the Canvas workshops you have enrolled in will appear on your Canvas Dashboard.

How Often Do Canvas Workshops Meet?

Each Canvas workshop is a single experience. That said, students can "attend" each workshop as many times as they would like while the workshop is available.


Canvas Workshops

Creating a Self-Care Plan: Canvas Workshop

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

Click on the link below to enroll in and attend this workshop:

De-Stress Yourself: Canvas Workshop

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.

Click on the link below to enroll in and attend this workshop:

Let's Get Moving! Procrastination and Time Management: Canvas Workshop

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.  

Click on the link below to enroll in and attend this workshop:

Mindfulness: Canvas Workshop

Learn about the practice and benefits of mindfulness.

Click on the link below to enroll in and attend this workshop:

Understanding Anger: Canvas Workshop

Repair your relationship with anger. Learn to express it as a healthy and helpful emotion! 

Click on the link below to enroll in and attend this workshop: