Dissertation & Thesis Support Group

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

A safe and confidential space for graduate students writing their thesis or dissertation to share their experiences and receive support. Focus on peer emotional support, goal setting and anxiety/stress management.

What is it? 

A safe and confidential space for graduate students writing thesis or dissertation to share their experiences and receive support. Focus on peer emotional support, goal setting and anxiety/stress management. Sign up and referral from HCS Mental Health Staff required. Learn more: hcsgrad@sfu.ca

How do I  join?

Sign up and referral from HCS Mental Health Staff required. To register for this program, please contact Susan Brook at hcsgrad@sfu.ca.

Schedule

May 18 - July 29

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

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)