This program is a 6-week workshop for graduate students experiencing difficulty in the writing or completion of their dissertation. This group is open only to those students who are actively working on and writing their dissertation full time. The group follows a brief, solution-focused model that utilizes short-term goal-setting in order to facilitate and maintain progress in the writing of the dissertation. It is intended to help students stay on track to meet an expected defense/graduation date. In addition, the group seeks to provide participants a supportive environment in which the presence of peers helps to mitigate the sense of isolation, frustration and anxiety that often accompanies the dissertation writing process. The workshop is facilitated by a member of the Counseling Center staff. Attendance at all six sessions is mandatory for participation in the group.