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Graduate Student Parent Support Group

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 ARE NOT ALONE!!

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 29 | Workshop: Getting What You Need From Your Advisor

WORKSHOP

Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
April 29, 2019 (Monday)
12:00pm-1:30pm
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

http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter
http://cuny.is/wellnessresources

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Mar 21 | How To Cope Through Challenging Times

Thursday, March 21, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: 9207
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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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

3:30pm-4:15pm
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)

wellness@gc.cuny.edu
http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter

http://cuny.is/wellnessresources

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