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Wellness Center: Upcoming Workshop & Support Group Recruiting

Parenting Our Children Expansively

Date: March 21, 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Facilitators: Alexis Bleich, MA, LCSW of Alexis Bleich Consulting & Elisa Cameron-Niang, LMHC of Student Counseling Services

In this workshop we will discuss the ways in which we parent our kids, the values and goals we have for ourselves and for them, and the challenges we face in trying to parent expansively – to open up our children’s experiences and minds around issues related to race, culture, sexuality, gender – and more – in our current society, community, and families.
Participants and facilitators will engage in self-reflection activities and group discussion around our own identities and will leave the workshop with resources, conversation starters, and strategies for reflecting and acting on our values as parents.

Register in advance for this meeting (You will need to use your Graduate Center or School of Journalism email address to receive confirmation to attend this workshop):

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


​First-Generation Graduate Student Group

Day/Time TBD via Zoom

Congratulations! You’re the first in your family to go to graduate school. And yet…

  • Do you feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t get how academia works?
  • Are you doubting yourself? Experiencing the impostor syndrome?
  • Do your family, professors, or peers not understand the pressures of being a first-gen student?

If so, you are definitely not alone.  Navigating graduate school as a first-gen student can be complex.  This group is meant to provide a safe space to support each other and to share feelings and experiences.

Group Facilitator: Dr. Inez Strama, Supervising Clinical Psychologist for Student Counseling

If you are interested in joining this group, please complete our Request for Services form (below) and email it to or submit via our Virtual Drop-Off Service (please include a picture of your student I.D.)  Students who wish to complete or drop-off our form in-person, currently we are open Monday through Friday 9am-3pm.

An individual screening with group facilitator(s) is required. You must be a registered student of the Graduate Center or Craig Newmark School of Journalism to be eligible to join.​

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