Counseling Services: Calendar of Groups & Workshops

Groups and Workshops

Many students benefit from counseling in a group format where common concerns can be explored. Groups offer the opportunity to learn new skills and to share your concerns in a safe environment, by meeting with other students. Some groups are focused on a common concern, such as social anxiety, relationships transitions or mood problems. One-time workshops focus on learning new skills to enhance personal well-being and academic success.



Counseling and Psychiatry Services groups and workshops:

There is no charge for CPS groups and workshops. If, however, you sign-up for a group and do not attend and have not called to cancel 24 hours in advance there will be a $25 no show fee.

Unsure about the idea of a group or workshop? Call CPS at (510)642-9494 to find out more information. Learn more about group counseling here.

CPS Spring 2016 Groups Schedule:




Social Services groups and workshops:

Some Social Services groups may have associated fees. Call Social Services at (510) 642-6074 for more information.

SOS Fall 2015 Groups Schedule:

Harm Reduction Group

Undergraduate & Graduate Students
This group acknowledges that different goals work for different people.  With the support of the group, you can work on finding the right balance for yourself, in order to get what you want from your substance use choices, without the things you don’t want. 
• Tuesdays, 4:15-6pm

Sobriety for Today Group

Undergraduates & Graduate Students
This group is for students who are interested in getting, or staying, sober for this semester.  Whether sobriety is a shorter-term goal, or a part of a longer-term recovery plan, this group is here for you.  
• Wednesdays, 4:15-6pm

Managing Emotions Skills Group for Disordered Eating

Undergraduate & Graduate Students
This group is for students who are struggling with disordered eating and/or an eating disorder.
Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), this group is designed to teach students skills to manage and regulate emotions more effectively.  In a structured and supportive environment, participants will learn and refine skills to modify behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with their eating disorder and problems in living that cause distress.
• Pre-group meeting and concurrent individual therapy is required.
• Wednesdays, 2:15pm–4pm

Sexual Assault Survivor Group 

Undergraduate & Graduate Students
In the aftermath of a sexual assault (SA) it can be helpful to have a supportive and confidential space to process the myriad ways SA can affect ones’ life. The goal of this group is to find a community of support and help group members regain well-being and a sense of personal power.  Although SA impacts students of all genders this group is specifically for those who identify as women.
• Day & Time of group TBA

Queer Men’s Group

Undergraduate & Graduate Students
This group is for queer, questioning, gay, bi or trans* students who identify as men.  In this confidential, supportive space you will have the opportunity to share your story, build relationships, and discuss topics relevant to your experiences at Cal. 
• Thursdays, 4:30-6pm

Mandated Alcohol & Other Drugs Workshop Sign-ups

Have you been referred to a workshop on alcohol & other drugs? Workshops are offered approximately every two weeks during the academic year, alternately on a Monday or Thursday from 4-6pm.

Sign–up Instructions: Before you call or come in to sign up, we will need the paperwork from the person who referred you to this workshop. This can be faxed to (510) 643-0211 or emailed to:

Please call (510)642-6074 or come to Social Services, Room 2280 at the Tang Center, to schedule your workshop. 

In order to register for your workshop, we must have received a copy of this Cover Sheet and your decision letter, either from your referring office, or from you.  

At the time of scheduling your workshop, you will be charged a $30 administrative fee for mandated services.

If you have previously been referred to a Social Services AOD workshop or individual assessment, you will be scheduled for an assessment appointment instead.

Support Groups available in the Community

View flyer (pdf)

About SOS Groups:

Maayan Greene, LCSW describes the Eating Disorder and Body Image Groups
Toby Morris, MS, RD, describes nutrition related groups
Lisa Min, MFT, describes the Sexual Assault Support Group
Tobirus Newby, MSW, ACSW, describes the QMoC (Queer Men of Color) group
Robin Walley, LCSW, describes the Harm Reduction: Alcohol and Other Drugs Group Robin Walley, LCSW, describes the Sobriety for Today: Alcohol and Other Drugs group


Workshops by Request for Student Groups and Departments

The Counseling staff provide workshops and trainings for student groups, academic departments and administrative units on a variety of mental health issues, as well as, providing information on how to refer students for counseling.

Call CPS at (510) 642-9494 to discuss your workshop needs. Leave a message with your name, phone number, times you will be available by phone and a brief message with your concern or request.

Call Social Services at (510) 642-6074 for workshop requests related to eating disorders, pregnancy, alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault or relationship or other violence.























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