Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Groups and workshops

Groups and workshops offer structured and confidential spaces for students to discuss issues, share feelings, problem solve, and gain support. Many students use group to maintain a healthy well-being. 

Get started

Please complete the group interest form if you are an enrolled student and would like to join any of the PGCC Groups. A group facilitator will contact you shortly with information on how to join.

Fall 2021 groups and workshops

Zoom links for groups and workshops that don't require RSVP are provided in the Google Calendar below. 

Depression Support Group, Mondays 3-4 p.m.

Symptoms of depression may affect how one feels and thinks, disrupts relationships, and negatively impacts learning. Join this weekly student supprt gorup to share experiences, gain feedback, problem solve and learn coping skills. 

Harambee, Mondays 3:30-5 p.m.

A weekly support group for Black male students to foster pride in their African heritage through celebration of accomplishments and community. "Harambee: is Kiswahili for "Strong Collective Community." Gain support from CSUMB and community elders. 

Women's Group, Tuesdays 4-5:15 p.m.

A weekly group offering a safe and confidential space where women can explore issues such as stress managment, anxiety, depression, relationships, body image and other topics of your choice. 

Mindfulness Minutes, Wednesdays 1-1:45 p.m.

This weekly workshop offers space to actively engage in mindful practice, focus on the present moment, and develop coping skills for daily life stressors. All students welcome regardless of mindfulness experience. No RSVP, Zoom link available in the Google Calendar below. 

Self-Care Workshop, Biweekly Thursdays 1-1:45 p.m.

A 45 minute workshop offering self-care activities and promotes physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. No RSVP, Zoom link available in the Google Calendar below. 

Grief and Loss Support Group, Thursdays  2-3 p.m.

A 6 week support group offering space to process loss and gain support. This group will explore ways to heal while celebrating the lives of those we've lost. 

Conquering Moods, Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m.

A structured group to provide skills to help manage relationships, emotions, and life challenges. Come learn skills to cope with problems, learn strategies, and develop support in the process. 

LGBTQ + Processing Group, Fridays 3-4:30 p.m.

This mixed graduate and undergraduate interpersonal process group is for students who identify as sexual or gender minorities. This includes those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Queer and other sexual minority identities. As well as those who identify Trans and gender nonconforming individuals. Members build relationships with others and themselves as they learn how to incorporate and build awareness to their sexual and/or gender identities. This is a closed group and limited to LGBTQ+ community members only. 

 

Group counseling benefits

It is normal to feel unsure about joining a group, yet most students report the experience was helpful and far beyond their expectations. Students receive understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues. Groups are often the most effective way to:

  • Gain support and encouragement from others;
  • Gain new perspectives and ideas;
  • Gain specific skills to improve your life;
  • Develop relational skills.

Accessibility

The PGCC wishes to make group offerings accessible to people with disabilities. If you have disability-related needs, please contact our office at 831-582-3969 or email counseling_center@csumb.edu one to two weeks prior to the group.