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Fall 2018 Counseling Center Programs


International Students Meet & Greet
This group is for international students in their first semester at FIT. The group will help you adjust to your new culture and environment, give you a place to share your experiences, and offer you support in your transition to FIT.
Thursday, August 30
1:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center Lobby

 FIT Mandala Day
Join the Counseling Center and Department of Student Life. DRAW WITH US ON THE BREEZEWAY FOR RELAXATION AND COMMUNITY BUILDING. Join in with your community to cover the Breezeway with colorful chalk mandalas, reflecting our ideas and our dreams.
Tuesday, September 4
Breezeway, Between A & B Buildings

College Skills Building Workshop Series
This 3-week workshop series begins the week of September 4 for ALL students who want to gain skills to help them adjust to the college experience, enhance their learning, and improve their academic performance. Each workshop topic takes place twice a week, for about 50 minutes, so, if you miss a topic on Tuesday, then just show up on Thursday as the same material will be covered. Contact the Counseling Center for more specific information.

Change Your Mindset for FIT Success
Tuesday, September 4
Thursday, September 6
1:00-2:00 pm
David Dubinsky Center, A341-A

Punctuality & Time Management
Tuesday, September 18
Thursday, September 20
1:00-2:00 pm
David Dubinsky Center, A341-A

High Level Learning & Studying for College
Tuesday, September 25
Thursday, September 27
1:00-2:00 pm
David Dubinsky Center, A341-A

Welcome Back Group for Study Abroad Returnees
For all students who sent abroad during the 2017-2018 school year. You may be experiencing "re-entry," which is when you feel challenges as you re-adjust to the U.S. and FIT. We will help you explore what you are going through and learn some positive ways of dealing with it.
Thursday, September 6
Counseling Center Lounge, Dubinsky A212B

Open House for Resident Assistants
Wednesday, September 12
Counseling Center Lounge, Dubinsky A212B

Come to Our Open House...and Adopt a Plant!
Everyone invited! Come meet, eat and mingle!
Thursday, September 13
1:00-5:00 pm
Counseling Center Lounge, Dubinsky A212B

Book Reading of "The Kevin Show" and Discussion with Author, Mary Pilon and Kevin Hall!
Join us for an interactive evening to hear excerpts from the book and to discuss Kevin Hall's battle with bipolar disorder. Co-sponsored by the History and Psychology programs of the Social Sciences Department.
Friday, September 14
5:00-7:00 pm
Pomerantz, D207 (Screening Room)

Mind Your Stress Workshop
Stressed out? If you answered yes, come join fellow students for a relaxing 4-part group workshop on how to manage stress during the busy semester. Contact the Counseling Center for more information and to register.
Thursdays, October 4, October 18, November 1, & November 15
1:00-2:00 pm
Business & Liberal Arts, B303

Diversity Awareness Workshop
In order to be aware of our biases and assumptions, we must first get to know ourselves. Come to the workshop to think about how you define yourself while you do a fun arts and crafts project
Thursday, November 15
12:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center Lobby

International Students Returning Home Workshop
Wondering how to share the experiences you've had here or how to deal with changes that happened at home? Get information on preparing to re-enter your home country and help ease this transition. 
Tuesday, December 4
1:00-2:00 pm
Counseling Center Lounge, Dubinsky, A212B

Take a Break--Counseling Center Stress Relief Table
With the end of the semester stressors, self-care is very much needed. Taking time to rejuvenate will earn you more hours of productivity. Stop by the Counseling Center table to make a lavender sachet, color designs, play board games, and hug stuffed animals.
Thursday, December 6
12:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center Lobby

"Take a Paws" - Animal Therapy at FIT!
Therapy animals are coming back! Come meet and relax with lovable therapy animals over a number of events across campus this semester!

International Student Services Orientation Event
Wednesday, August 22
5:00-7:00 pm
Business & Liberal Arts, B103

Residential Life Midterm Exams Event
Thursday, October 25
6:30-8:30 pm
Nagler Hall Workroom

International Student Services English Reading Event
Monday, November 12
5:00-7:00 pm
Business & Liberal Arts, B103

Library Final Exams Event
Monday, December 10
5:00-7:00 pm
Goodman Center, 6th Floor

Sign up is required for all animal therapy events; opens up one hour before start of each event


Circle of Strength Support Group
A support group for survivors of sexual assault and abuse: A safe place for survivors to learn how to cope with stress and trauma and heal by sharing their stories and supporting one another. Begins the week of February 20th. This group requires advance sign-up. Contact Gloria Jetter for more information.

Grief Support Group
Have you lost a loved one? Finding it hard to talk about it with others? If so, please join us for the Grief Support Group. Meet and talk with fellow students experiencing loss in a safe and supportive setting. For more information, please call the Counseling Center at (212) 217-4260 or stop by Room A212B and ask for Jen-Mai Wong.

First Generation in College Group
Are you the first in your family to attend college? Congratulations! Do you have questions about how college works? Does your family understand how hard college is? Come talk with other students who have similar experiences. Contact Ellen in the Counseling Center for more information. 

Students of Color Wellness Group
This group is open to ALL SELF-IDENTIFIED Students of Color. Come and share your experiences, support your classmates, and learn wellness and self-care techniques in a confidential and safe space. Email Counselor Alycia Scott at alycia_scott@fitnyc.edu with any questions!
Mondays, beginning August 29
Dubinsky, Room A322

Mindful Mondays Meditation Group
Start your week with a moment of calm. Learn about how meditation and mindfulness can help with concentration an focus, and participate in a group meditation. Led by Counselor Alycia Scott. Email alycia_scott@fitnyc.edu with questions.
Mondays, beginning September 24
Dubinsky, Room A684

Wheel of Life Workshop
Where are you on the wheel of life? Which directions are thriving and which ones need nourishment? We will explore what happens when we experiment with change. All interested students should contact liza_wolsky@fitnyc.edu for more information.

Effective Communication for Resolving Conflicts
Would you describe yourself as someone who prefers to avoid conflict? Do you like to get your way? Are you good at working with someone to reach a solution that is mutually beneficial? Come and learn new ways to communicate about conflict. Please contact Susan Breton for more information about this new group.


The Counseling Center
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-7:00 pm
Room A212B, (212) 217-4260

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 Some Counseling Center events are supported by contributions from the Student Faculty Corporation.