Dissertation & Thesis Support Group

Currently Offered , Graduate Students

Students writing their dissertation or thesis often feel stuck, overwhelmed, and isolated.

Dissertation & Thesis Support Group

What is Dissertation & Thesis Support Group?

Dissertation & Thesis Support Group is a safe and confidential space for graduate students writing their thesis or dissertation to share their experience and receive support.

How does it work?

Group activities focus on peer emotional support, goal setting, and anxiety/stress management. 

There are two groups: one on Tuesday and the other on Thursday.

Suitable for Masters or PhD students working on a thesis, final project, or dissertation, and dealing with issues (most commonly stress/anxiety/depression/ issues with supervisors) that are affecting their ability to work and write. Issues may not be directly caused by academic work.

How do I register?

To register for this program, please contact the coordinator at ddoucet@sfu.ca.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Sessions will be held via Zoom.

Thursdays 2:00 to 3:30pm

May 19 - August 18

About the Facilitators

Daniele Doucet (she/her/they/them)

Daniele is a registered psychologist and clinical sexologist with twenty years of counselling experience. She has a PhD in Human Sexuality and is a doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. 

While Daniele has worked extensively with a wide variety of clients over the years, a large part of her practice has been devoted to supporting LGBTQ+ clients in the varying personal and relational challenges they face across the lifespan. She has considerable experience doing relationship therapy, including alternative relationship structures (eg. Consensual non-monogamy & kink relationships), and has helped clients with individual and relational issues around sexual functioning, low libido, and tensions around sexual and gender identity. 

With a friendly and collaborative style, Daniele uses an integrative emotionally focused approach to therapy, rooted in feminist, anti-oppressive, and social justice principles.