Dr. Metcalfe conducted Dissertation Support Groups at Michigan State University for over eight years while a staff psychologist and assisted many students with completion of their dissertation. Most students were able to successfully defend their dissertations within 1-2 years. There were a few members who took longer than that, but if the student persisted in coming to the group and working on their dissertation, they would inevitably finish. He invites doctoral students from all disciplines to join together to benefit from his experience and the collective wisdom of the students.
Whether you are a first time mom or have had children previously, this group is for moms from one month to one year postpartum who may be experiencing some of the following symptoms: sleep disturbance, feelings of guilt, loss of appetite, tearfulness, low motivation, difficulty staying focused, or unable to finish tasks. Within a supportive and non-judgmental setting, you will be able to interact with other moms who may be going through a similar experience. You are not alone, join us today. This is an open group so new members are welcome at any time. Please contact us for current date and time.
This is a support group for first time parents. While this is a very exciting time for most couples, it can also present challenges as parents adjust to the important responsibility of having a child. As a result, there may be unexpected stressors for the couple dyad. This group was created to offer support in your new role, normalize the range of feelings you may be experiencing, and help you to maintain a healthy and strong couple relationship that embraces your new addition.