The Parenting and Graduate School Support Group

Every Monday 12:45pm – 2:00pm The Group addresses the difficulty of managing the usual stresses of graduate student life. If you are also a parent, juggling multiple responsibilities can be a real challenge.  This weekly group offers parenting support.

Should you be interested in taking advantage, please contact the Wellness Center directly at 212-817-7020.


Ongoing Challenges of Graduate School Life Group

Sometimes class work is the least of the graduate student’s burdens.  Balancing school, work, family and friends, coping with feelings of isolation or competition, navigating relationships with faculty, sustaining focus and motivation, living on a tight budget and making progress toward your degree are just a few of the unique and complex issues of graduate school life.  Talking with other students in the same boat can help!  This discussion and support group will address these and many other concerns that come up as you go through your academic training.  The group meets on Mondays at 11:00AM for an hour.

If interested, please complete a Request for Services form at the Wellness Center in room #6422 of the Graduate Center or via our website at: You will be contacted within a few days by one of the group leaders. If interested, please contact us by February 15th.


When Writing Never Gets Done: Completing Your Incomplete Dissertations, Thesis & Papers
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Room #9204

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.

This workshop led by Karen Starr, PhD and Nicholas Fehertoi


Learning and Time Management Strategies for Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30pm                         
Room #C205

This FREE Workshop will provide you with an overview of principles for effective learning and time management based on the most up to date research. It will teach you how to apply these strategies in order to maximize study time, improve information retention and reduce procrastination and perfectionism.

This workshop led by Kate Eiges, PhD and Ravital Labua,


Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
Friday, April 21st , 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room #9204

This FREE 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

This workshop led by Arielle Shanok Ph.D., and Amanda Bono,


Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during these workshops.

To register, please complete a workshop request application and bring it to the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present.