From ABD to PhD Coaching

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The From ABD to PhD Coaching Group is specifically designed to help “all-but-dissertation” graduate students who are struggling with the dissertation process. This coaching group supports students by capitalizing on their unique individual strengths and minimizing internal barriers. Student participants will engage in a supportive and collaborative environment led by a professional coach, and alongside peers working toward similar goals. Weekly meetings provide students with an opportunity to gain focus, organization, motivation, support, and accountability in order to complete their dissertations sooner than if they were not in the group.

Coaching vs. Counseling

Please note professional coaching is distinctly different from counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional or psychological problems.  It is not a substitute for mental health counseling.