Essential Skills for Navigating Grad School in a Pandemic

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

It is not uncommon for graduate students to experience some anxiety and depression while completing their degree. Balancing personal, family, work, and academic responsibilities can feel overwhelming at times. In 2020, the degree of difficulty and stress has increased substantially due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Our news feeds are also filled with stories of and protests about violence against communities of color and the awful realities of systemic oppression. In order to thrive in your graduate school experience amidst all of this negativity, it is helpful to be able to quickly assess your emotional health status and use this data to regain your emotional balance so you can move through your to do list effectively.

This 6-part series will help you understand the importance of emotional wellness, help you see the connection between emotional health and optimal performance, and provide you with the basic emotional wellness tools to help you be more resilient and effective in all the important areas of your life. The class will incorporate basic principles of healthy human psychological functioning, as well as the core concepts of Acceptance Commitment Theory (ACT), and a brief introduction to Shame Resilience Theory (SRT).

This series meets on six dates (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16). Participants must be able to attend all sessions.

Registration is required. Registration period is 9/14/20 - 10/2/20.