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WELCOME!
FALL 2019 WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

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.
Tuesday, September 3
1:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center Lobby

College Skills-Building Workshop Series
This 4-week workshop series begins the week of September 2 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 is presented 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 Sharon Jacas in the Counseling Center for more specific information.

Change Your Mindset for FIT Success
Tuesday, September 3
Thursday, September 5
1:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, A341A

Punctuality & Time Management
Tuesday, September 10
Thursday, September 12
1:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, A341A

High Level Learning & Studying for College
Tuesday, September 17
Thursday, September 19
1:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, A341A

Using Digital Technology & Mobile Tools Responsibly
Tuesday, September 24
Thursday, September 26
1:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, A341A

Welcome Back Group for Study Abroad Returnees
For all students who went 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 to deal with it. 

Tuesday, September 10
1:00-2:00 pm
Counseling Center Lounge, A212B

Come to Our Open House...and Adopt a Plant!
All students invited! Come meet, eat, and mingle.

Thursday, September 12
1:00-5:00 pm
Counseling Center Balcony, A212B

Meditation and Soundbath Relaxation Experience
Join our experiential meditation and relaxation class which includes breathing exercises, meditation and soundbath--a listening experience using therapeutic instruments that reduce symptoms of stress, pain and anxiety. All you have to do is join and relax! Contact Gloria Jetter for more information.

Thursday, September 19
Thursday, October 10
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, October 31

600-7:00 pm
Yoga Studio, AX-25

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 14
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 3
1:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby

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 5
12:00-2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby

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

Therapy Animals at Orientation Week
Wednesday, August 21
5:30-7:30 pm
FIT Library, Goodman Center, 6th Floor, E621

"Paws to Practice" International Students Conversational Skills Event
Monday, November 18
5:00-7:00 pm
Business & Liberal Arts, B103
 

 COUNSELING GROUPS

Circle of Strength Support Group
A safe place for survivors of sexual assault and abuse to learn ways to cope with trauma and heal by sharing your story and supporting others. Contact Gloria Jetter in the Counseling Center for more information.
Starts Tuesday, September 17

Friendship Circle
Join our Friendship Circle program to explore how mentorship and friendship can benefit your mental health and lead to wellness and fulfillment. This group will focus on making new connections with fellow students and learning how to establish healthy relationship values and techniques. Contact Gloria Jetter in the Counseling Center for more information.
Starts Tuesday, September 24

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. 

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. Contact Susan Breton in the Counseling Center for more information. 

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.

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