Dissertation & Thesis Support Group

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

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 experiences 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.

Where does it take place?

Sessions take place online via Zoom.

Summer 2021 Schedule

May 18 - July 29

Monday Unavailable
Tuesday 10:45am - 12:15pm
Wednesday Unavailable
Thursday 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday Unavailable

How do I  join?

To register for this program, please contact Susan Brook at hcsgrad@sfu.ca. You can also contact Susan if you have any questions about this support group.

Upcoming Session

About the Facilitators

Susan Brook

Susan provides graduate students individual and group counselling, as well as workshops on topics including perfectionism, relationships with supervisors, and impostor syndrome. Her orientation is primarily psychodynamic within an anti-oppression framework. If you feel stuck, blocked, or overwhelmed she will explore with you ways you might be experiencing old or familiar patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving that may not be serving you in the present. Before becoming a counsellor Susan was an English professor, giving her years of personal experience of the trials and rewards of grad school and academic life.

Virginia (Tuesday)

Sara Pun (Thursday)