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Free MMR Vaccination Walk-In Clinic for New Incoming Students

Free Hearing Test Services – Dates for Summer 2019 Announced!!

May 22 | TLC Grading Social

Wednesday May 22, Room 3317, 1-5pm

Dear GC Community,

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up as we’re rushing to finish our own projects. 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, May 22nd 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.

Graduate Student Parent Support Group


Starts Fall 2019

Support group facilitator:

Nicole Benedicto Elden, Psy.D.

It’s hard enough to manage the usual stress of graduate student life…juggling parenting and all your other responsibilities on top of that?! What a challenge!


You must be a currently registered GC student to join this group.  Registration is required, stop by the Wellness Center in room 6422 to sign up or visit our website: http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter to download a Request for Services Form (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

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April 12 | Workshop on Gender Development, Expression and Play

Gender Development, Expression and Play

-Learn about gender development in young children

-Develop strategies to facilitate expansive gender performances and to create inclusive classrooms that support a variety of gender expressions

-Discuss ways to resist the perpetuation of harmful gender stereotypes

Sponsored by: The Child Development and Learning Center


Date: Friday April 12th
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Place: Room 7209

Registration is necessary. To register for the workshop email: Lperrotta@gc.cuny.edu



April 30 | Save the Date: 2019 GC Wellness Festival

April 29 | Workshop: Getting What You Need From Your Advisor


Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
April 29, 2019 (Monday)
Room # 6495

With Arielle Shanok, Ph.D. & Ariel Westerman

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.

Dr. Arielle Shanok is Deputy Director and a Staff Psychologist at the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services.  Ariel Westerman is a clinical fellow at Student Counseling Services.

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

**You must be a currently registered GC student to attend 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.

Thank you

Wellness Center
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6422New York, NY 10016212-817-7020 (p)212-817-1602 (f)wellness@gc.cuny.edu


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Feb 26 | Planned Parenthood Adult Role Models Workshop

Please join the GC Wellness Center for a workshop session led by Planned Parenthood NYC for the Graduate Center Community. The workshop is part of the “Adult Role Models” series: 

“Talking to your Child about the Facts of Life” 

2/26/19,  2pm-3pm | Rm 9204

The workshop is designed for people who have children and young people in their lives or work, and is focused on having conversations about sexuality with young people. 


Please RSVP to healthed@gc.cuny.edu by 2/24/19 to attend. 

Event flyer also attached. Please reach out to healthed@gc.cuny.edu with any questions about the workshop. 

Graduate Parent Dialogue

Graduate Parent Dialogue

February 5th
March 5th, March 19th
April 2nd, April 16th
May 7th, May 21st

Room # 3205

This is a drop-in period for GC registered graduate student parents who may be interested in briefly consulting with a former grad parent and psychologist about their experience.

Dr. Nicole Benedicto Elden is the Assistant Director and Clinical Psychologist at The Wellness Center’s Student Counseling Service and also a recovering graduate student parent.

Some examples of topics we can discuss together;

-Dealing with feelings of “not being good enough” as a parent and as a grad student.

-Grad Parent concerns in and out of academia.

-Balancing parenting, academics, jobs and your relationships.

-Coping with chronic sleep deprivation and exhaustion.

-Helping your infant and toddler through developmental milestones (i.e. sleep training; eating; toilet training; socialization…etc.).

-Developing empathy and collaboration when you and your partner have differing parenting styles and values.

-Cultural clashes in parenting.

-Understanding your teens and their moods.

-When your parents (or in-laws) want to parent your child for you.

-When no one in your program “gets it!”

-To quit or not to quit (or at least take a leave of absence)?

These sessions are made available through the collaboration of the GC Student Counseling Service and the Child Care Center.  For more information, you can call 212-817-7020.


Wellness Center
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6422
New York, NY 10016
212-817-7020 (p)
212-817-1602 (f)



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