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Me, Myself, and Others: An Interpersonal Process Group

Me, Myself, & Others: An Interpersonal Process Group
Start date:  Spring 2019
Time: Thursday or Friday afternoons (TBD)
Location: Room 6422
Facilitated by Dr. Inez Strama & Ben Stark

 Are you struggling to communicate authentically with those around you?
Do you feel disconnected from others? Lonely?
Do you put others’ needs ahead of your own?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this group might be for you! This is a unique opportunity for honest exploration of personal and interpersonal process in an emotionally supportive environment. The focus is on relationships in general (i.e., trust, intimacy, boundaries) and is meant to improve self-awareness and communication. To sign up, please complete the attached Request for Services form (you may also do this in person at the Wellness Center in room 6422.  If you would like additional information, please email us at wellness@gc.cuny.eduYou must be a currently registered GC student to join. 

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Fitness Class Registration Opens January 17th at 10:00AM

The Graduate Center offers fitness classes facilitated by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the Student Affairs Office.

Registration for the first half of the Spring 2019 semester opens on January 17, 2019 at 10:00AM in room 7301. Students, Faculty , Staff and Community Members must register in person at the Student Affairs Office, room 7301. Payment is required at time of registration and a $10 registration fee is applicable each semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

Please note: As a result of a newly implemented CUNY financial procedure, all payments for fitness classes must be made at the Bursar window on the 8th floor, room 8105.07.  Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Credit cards will not be accepted.

To enroll in a class, you will need to pick up a registration form from Students Affairs Office, room 7301, complete it and take it to the Bursar’s Office with payment.   You will receive a receipt for the amount paid which then needs to be returned to the Student Affairs Office, room 7301 to officially register for the fitness class(es).

No payments will be accepted at the Student Affairs office. (more…)

FREE Vision Screenings by SUNY College of Optometry University Eye Center – 2019 Schedule

Feb 26 | Workshop: When Writing Never Gets Done

Completing your paper, thesis, or dissertation

Date: FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Time: 11AM-12:30PM

Location: ROOM 9205

WITH KAREN STARR, PSY.D. & INEZ STRAMA, PSY.D.

Writers often avoid actual writing. They may labor with the mechanics and practicalities of writing or they may struggle against hidden dread of what their  written product will look like once it hits the printed page. Some writers may doubt whether they possess the knowledge to write authoritatively. Often they avoid writing altogether fearing exposure. This workshop will explore the reasons for avoidance and inhibition in writing .With the help of the audience (Bring your scenarios!), real life examples, workable insights and solutions will be presented.

To register, stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out a workshop application. The application has also been attached for your convenience; email and fax is acceptable.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during this workshop.

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Spring 2019 Dissertation Support Group

DISSERTATION SUPPORT GROUP

Start date:  Spring 2019

Thursday mornings

Location: Room 6422

Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Chu and Dara Salem

This is a support group for doctoral students working on their dissertation at the Graduate Center.  Students at all stages in the dissertation process are welcome.  You are not alone!  This is a space for you to work on your dissertation with others students and to learn practical strategies in navigating the process.

If you are interested for more information about the Dissertation Support Group, please stop by the Wellness Center in Room 6422 to sign up or email us at wellness@gc.cuny.edu to obtain and complete a request for service form (also attached for your convenience). Registration is required. You must be a currently registered GC student to join.

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Multicultural Students Support Group

Multicultural Students Support Group
Start Date: Spring 2019
Day: Fridays
Time: 12:45pm to 1:45pm

This group offers support to international students and students from various multicultural backgrounds (i.e., racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and etc.).

Are you experiencing loneliness? Or feeling like you don’t fit into the culture of graduate school? Perhaps your family of origins’ expectations conflict with your life choices? Are you grappling with your multicultural identity? Do you worry about navigating logistical and legal matters in the US? Or concerned about your ability to communicate because English is not your first language? Are you having difficulties adjusting to life in a different country?

If you are interested in learning more about the Multicultural Students Support Group, please stop by the Wellness Center in Room 6422 to sign up or email us at wellness@gc.cuny.edu to obtain and complete a request for service form (also attached for your convenience). Registration is required. You must be a currently registered GC student to join.

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Dec 19 | TLC Grading Social

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up and we’re rushing to finish our own projects too. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work at the end of the term can be overwhelming, lonely, and—even in successful courses—frustrating.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on Wednesday, December 19th from 1-5pm in room 3317 for our “Grading Social.” We will provide coffee, sweets, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, blog posts, etc. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

Check out this past post “Grading Tips from the TLC” on Visible Pedagogy and watch @GCTLC #amgrading on Twitter for more grading tips (and share your own!) starting Monday, December 17th.

Sincerely,

Your Colleagues at the TLC

Dec 4 | World AIDS Day 2018 FREE HIV Testing Event

Free Mindfulness Course for CUNY students: 10 Minute Mind

The 10 Minute Mind® is a daily online mindfulness meditation program that’s been developed for busy people who want to feel less stressed and overwhelmed and more in control of their life.

Each day you’ll be emailed a new mindfulness meditation track. Find a spot of calm in your house or office, make yourself comfortable and click on the track in your mailbox. Monique uses her skills in successfully teaching mindfulness meditation to talk you through a ten-minute practice.

Each mindfulness meditation track will address the stress in your body, teach you how to work with your mind – your thoughts and emotions – and begin the journey of self love, reflecting and recognising the good inside you.

You can listen to it with or without backing music – it’s your choice. After just 10 minutes you should feel calmer, more focused, happier and ready to take on a new day with confidence.

Here is the link to sign up for free access as a CUNY Student: https://the10minutemind.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=2fdf28b299fdf390b7fa57faf&id=8a56194243

For more information: https://the10minutemind.com/

Dec 6 | How To Cope Through Challenging Times

Thursday, December 6, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Room: 9205
Led by:
Jenifer Talley, PhD and Allie Funk, MA

The clinical staff at The Student Counseling Service are well aware of the ongoing and persistent stressors impacting our student population. In response to these cumulative stressors, we are offering this workshop.

Our current sociopolitical culture may be causing us to feel overwhelming emotions that leave us at a loss for how to care for ourselves. Often, with increased stressors and witnessing traumatic material in our daily lives and through the media, we may feel waves of intense emotions that are difficult to manage. This may be especially the case for those of us who have experienced trauma. This workshop will focus on practical techniques and strategies to enhance self-compassion and self-care during this difficult time. Participants will learn about the impact of trauma on our sense of safety and wellbeing and learn more effective ways to manage intense emotions and foster self-care.

Jenifer Talley is a psychologist and the Assistant Director of the Center for Optimal Living in New York City.  Allie Funk is a clinical fellow at the Wellness Center.

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during this workshop.

To register, stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out a workshop application. The application has also been attached for your convenience; email and fax is acceptable.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present.

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