Workshops

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 2014 Workshop Schedule

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Acclimate to New York
September 22
12:30pm-2:00pm
Room 9204
Dissertation Drop-In Hour
Oct 8 & Oct 22
12:00pm-1:00pm
Room 6422.04
Mindfulness for  Stress & Anxiety
Nov 14
Time 2:00-3:30pm
Room 9206
Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
Date/Time/Room TBA
    
                
   
 

 

   

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 Drop-In Hour
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.

Mindfulness for Stress & Anxiety
Dr. Paul Greene & Lily Thom
Are you feeling stressed?  Overwhelmed?  Does it feel like you’re always somewhere else, ruminating about the past or worrying about the future?  

Mindfulness refers to a set of mental skills that we all possess; it involves our ability to concentrate on one thing for a sustained period of time, as well as our ability to take a non-evaluative and non-judgmental approach to our own thoughts.  These skills can be further developed through various exercises, including mindfulness meditation. Learning to take a more mindful approach has been demonstrated to be helpful in managing stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and some emotional difficulties.  

Join us for a workshop to learn the basic principles of mindfulness and the techniques of mindfulness meditation.  All are welcome.

Dr. Paul Greene is a clinical psychologist in and the director of the Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.  In addition to clinical work, Dr. Greene is a professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has done extensive research on stress and health, coping with anxiety and cancer, and brain activity during meditation.

Lily Thom is a Predoctoral Clinical Fellow at Student Counseling Services at the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services.

Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
Arielle Shanok, Ph.D. & Hannah Wallerstein
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.

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Acclimate to New York
Nicole Elden Psy.D. & Aleksandra Rayska, M.A.
We invite anyone who identifies as an international student and who seeks support and connection to Acclimate to New York, a workshop for international students. This workshop is designed to meet the needs of international students who are interested in working together to address some of the common difficulties facing them such as: adapting to a new culture, making new friends, learning a new language, and meeting the demands of academic life.

Speaking With Confidence
Lois Feldman Ph.D. & Fred Stern Ph.D.
Speaking Circle Workshops offer you a remarkable opportunity to improve your speaking skills--to become more confident, more eloquent, more clear-headed in all the speaking situations that you are likely to encounter in graduate school - speaking up in classes and seminars, giving talks, presenting your ideas to a professor.
 
The Speaking Circle approach is simple, though it has powerful psychological underpinnings. Within this comfortable frame, participants gain surprising confidence in their ability to think on their feet.  Participants report that Speaking Circles helped them to trust in their own voice, strengthen their self-confidence and dramatically reduce their anxiety. We hope you will join us for this surprisingly fun and effective workshop.

Dr. Lois Feldman is a psychologist and a certified Speaking Circle facilitator who runs workshops on public speaking in corporations and other settings.  She has extensive experience helping students with issues pertaining to their graduate work.

Dr. Fred Stern is a psychologist in private practice. He runs public speaking seminars, and has worked extensively with graduate students, giving a variety of workshops at CUNY over the past fifteen years.


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!