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Available December, 15, 2008

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Are you having difficulty finishing your dissertation? If so, it is unlikely that your cognitive abilities are to blame. More likely, the culprits are anxiety, self-doubt, procrastination, and perfectionism. This book was written to help you overcome these problems and finish your dissertation once and for all. Combining psychological support with a project management approach that breaks tasks into manageable chunks, experienced dissertation coach Alison B. Miller shows you how to overcome negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and succeed beyond your own expectations. By the end of the process, not only will you have finished your dissertation-you will also have learned the self-confidence that comes from knowing how to stay engaged when difficulties arise and experienced the joy that comes from accomplishment.


Some graduate students do not find their dissertation projects all that intimidating; they're excited about their project, they've written empirical research reports in the past, their committee members (and their peers) are available and supportive, and their lives are organized in support of the timely completion of the document. Everyone else should read Miller's book. Based on her extensive consulting and coaching experiences with graduate students, Miller has written a book full of practical advice for students who need to assess the barriers they face and to design strategies to overcome them. I recommend it highly. -Steven R. Howe, PhD, Fellow, American Psychological Association; Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

As a graduate student currently working on my dissertation, I highly recommend this book! The author successfully identifies common dissertation roadblocks, including anxiety, self-doubt, and negative thinking and provides a scientific approach to help graduate students overcome these barriers. It is a must-read for all graduate students working to complete their dissertation. -Nadia T. Hasan, MA, Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

This easy-to-read book provides great information about the common pitfalls students encounter in completing their dissertation. The book also provides sound strategies for moving the dissertation project forward. I will definitely recommend this book to my doctoral students when they enter our program! -Michael B. Madson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS; Former Chair, American Psychological Association Graduate Students


  • Soft cover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA) (December 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433804158
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433804151