Student Counseling Services offers a series of workshops throughout the academic year. Workshops address such topics as procrastination, stress management, the imposter syndrome, work inhibition, public speaking, parenting and more. Our workshops calendar is listed below, followed by descriptions and detatils of each workshop.
Download the workshop application here.
Fall 2013 Workshop Schedule
Dissertation Completion Now!
Mondays: December 16th, 30th, & January 6th
Dissertation Completion Group
Application deadline: October 24, 2013*
"Getting What You Need From Your Advisor"
and Graduate School"
To register for any of these workshops, please stop by the Wellness Center in Room 6422 to fill out an application. Be prepared to present your student I.D. with current validation sticker. For more information, call our outreach number at (212) 817-8731 and leave a voice message. Your call will be returned promptly.
Dissertation Completion Now (Drop-In Series)
Daniel Rothenberg, Ph.D.
Practical dimensions of completing your dissertation now
What you need to know about the "nuts and bolts", as well as the complexities of completing the dissertation, and selecting an advisor in order to successfully manage the dissertation completion process.
Personal dimensions of completing the dissertation
What you need to know about the personal dimensions of how you relate to your dissertation topic, your advisor, your family and friends in order to successfully complete the doctorate. What is the inner wisdom that you need to acquire in order to navigate the dissertation and avoid pitfalls on the road to a life in academia? This workshop will provide mindfulness skills, as well as awareness tools that you need in order to regulate your life and maintain clarity from the time that you begin your dissertation through the time that you obtain employment beyond the doctorate.
Parenting and Graduate School
Nicole Benedicto Elden, Psy.D.
It's hard enough to manage the usual stresses of graduate student life. If you are also a parent, juggling responsibilities can be a real challenge. You may feel that your unique situation is not always understood or recognized in the graduate school environment. Meet other student-parents, share experiences, and discuss ways to cope with the impossible task of “doing it all.”
WORKSHOPS OFFERED IN THE PAST:
Dissertation Completion Group (In progress-group closed)
Daniel Rothenberg, Ph.D.
Stalled at the ABD phase? Not making enough progress on your dissertation?
The Dissertation Completion Group will help you acquire the knowledge and the skills necessary to overcome obstacles in completing the dissertation. This weekly group is designed to support doctoral students with focused opportunities to generate strategies, insights and solutions which enable them to move beyond doctoral study – i.e. to finish the dissertation and move on.
Space is limited; advance application and individual consultation/evaluation appointment are required. Application Deadline: Thursday, October 24, 2013. Group is scheduled to begin mid-November, 2013. Day, date and time - TBA.
*The group is now closed*
Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
Arielle Shanok, Ph.D.
Does your advisor seem to be avoiding you? Are your advisor’s expectations of you unclear or unrealistic? Is your advisor really the best fit for you? Your relationship with your advisor is vital to your success and well-being in grad school. This workshop will address: how to choose an advisor, how to build and maintain a working relationship with your advisor and what to do when problems occur.
Feeling stressed? Balancing multiple roles and numerous responsibilities as a graduate student? As you attend to challenges in all realms of your life: academic, professional, familial, romantic and social often stress gets stored in your body.
This workshop will help you gain some immediate stress relief and become more mindful of how emotions manifest in the body.
Faking It: The Imposter Syndrome in Graduate School
You're Intelligent and Successful – At Least That's What Everyone Says. So How Come You Don't Feel Like It?
The Imposter Syndrome is characterized by feelings of inadequacy, even in the face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is evidenced by chronic feelings of self-doubt and intellectual fraudulence. This workshop addresses this very common phenomenon in graduate school and offers attendees the opportunity to discuss, commiserate and strategize ways to overcome it!
Stress and Perfectionism
Where does your stress live? In your shoulders? In your impatience with loved ones? In between you and a good night of sleep? This workshop will provide strategies to help you identify and manage the unavoidable stress of graduate student life. Ways of moderating perfectionism, a common contributor to stress in grad students, will be addressed.
Procrastination and Your Dissertation
Are you an ingenious procrastinator? Do you spend your time working "around" your dissertation rather than working on it? Are you a more obvious procrastinator - emailing, social networking, surfing the net, watching reality TV when you should get down to the business of writing? Feeling guilty, hopeless and helpless? You are not alone. Join us as we identify the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors that lead to procrastination and discuss the techniques that will get you moving towards, rather than against, graduation!