The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events


Part I: 12:00 to 1:15 PM

Part II:  2:00 to 3:00 PM


Room 9206



PART I   Practical dimensions of completing your dissertation

What you need to know about the practical “nuts and bolts”, as well as the complexities of completing the dissertation, selecting an advisor, and what you must do in order to successfully navigate the dissertation completion process.

This segment focuses upon practical strategies and steps necessary to succeed while also helping you map-out the organizational/executive functions which make for dissertation progress.


PART II Personal and psychological dimensions of completing the dissertation

What you need to know about the impact of personal factors on your ability and motivation to complete the dissertation.  This segment focuses upon psychological/personal factors which motivate or, alternatively, get in the way of dissertation progress. These factors include the personal meaning and history of your “relationship” to your dissertation topic, as well as the dynamics of your relationships with advisors, your department, family, and friends.


These workshops were developed especially for the doctoral students of the CUNY Graduate Center on the basis of the experiences of the doctoral students who attended dissertation completion groups during the past seven years.  These workshops and groups are facilitated by clinical psychologist and GC Associate Professor Daniel Rothenberg, Ph.D.


Registration Deadline:  Monday, December, 14, 12:00 Noon

Valid GC ID required.

Space is limited and subject to email confirmation;

Registration on a first come, first served basis

Prompt attendance at both parts of this workshop is strongly recommended. 

Please find the application here – WORKSHOP APPLICATION.

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