The University of Kentucky Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services offers some special programs for graduate students in addition to our regular services. We offer a biweekly Graduate Student Support Group. This group is designed for graduate students in any discipline at any stage of their program. We also extend ourselves to graduate students who are feeling stuck or unproductive in the thesis or dissertation writing process. Support for this process can come through individual counseling or in the Graduate Student Support Group. The demands of being in graduate school can be particularly hard on significant relationships. Couples counseling and general therapy groups can help graduate students in dealing with relationship issues.
Many times graduate students discover that the discipline that they are pursuing is not what they expected or in other ways does not feel right. Career counseling is another service that can be utilized to find a more satisfactory academic/career direction.