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Personal Development WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Please join us for our personal development workshops.

SPRING 2022

Dates: Thursdays (begins Jan 13)
Time: 2:30-4 pm
Location: Zoom

You feel the butterflies. It starts to get serious. Before you know it, you're committed. Time flies, and you encounter conflict and tension in the relationship. While you still feel connected, you also start to wonder if this relationship is going to work out. But with grounding yourself again, and putting in the work, you can find stability and more importantly, the greater calling for this relationship. Join your peers as you move together through these stages of your relationship with your thesis or dissertation. In this group facilitated by Counseling & Psychological Services, connect with others doing the work, find solutions for bumps in the road, and keep yourself on track with reasonable goals toward the completion of your thesis or dissertation.

To receive more information about joining, please either register via the Office for Graduate Life & Diversity or contact Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS; 619-594-5220 or [email protected]). C&PS will then reach out to schedule an introductory call.

Please note that this group is not available for course credit, accreditation requirements, or observation.

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Dates: Fridays
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.
Location: Zoom

The Students in the Helping Professions group is tailored to the unique needs of SDSU undergraduate and graduate students training to become helping professionals and gaining experience as helpers (through an internship, job, volunteer, or another space). Careers in the Helping Professions offer great rewards, while also presenting unique demands. Through guided discussions and activities, this group focuses on topics such as self and community care, balancing roles, compassion fatigue and burnout, vicarious resilience, and development of one’s professional identity. Please note that this group is not available for course credit, accreditation requirements, or 
observation.

More information is available here

The 4-part panel series will cover the following topics:

Mental Health & Grad School

Dates: Feb 10
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

We know graduate school can be stressful at times. Join this panel of current graduate students and alumni to discuss tips and strategies for prioritizing self-care and your mental health while excelling in your master’s or doctoral program.

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Dealing with Racism in Research

Dates: March 17
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

This panel is designed to help graduate students of color navigate microaggressions and other forms of racism that may be experienced in a variety of academic and professional research settings including classrooms, laboratories, and professional conferences.

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Developing Social Support

Dates: April 22
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Developing a strong support network is a key component of mental health and overall success in graduate school. This panel will help identify different sources of social support and how to find them at a new program or university.

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How to Select a Program That Meets Your Mental Health Needs

Dates: May 18
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a master’s or doctoral program to enroll in. Whether you have already applied or are planning to apply to graduate programs in the future, this panel will give you insight into how to determine if a program will be supportive of your culture, values, lifestyle and overall mental health.

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Managing Stress of Graduate School
Dates: Feb 1
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Zoom

As a graduate student, there is always more to do, from studying to writing to publishing to teaching and everything in between. Where does the rest of life fit? From family roles to sleep to burnout, join us as we dissect grad student stressors, recognize our own warning signs of stress, and learn practical steps for how to approach it all.

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Understanding and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
Dates: March 1
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Self-doubt. Feeling like a fraud. It is not uncommon to question your abilities and talents with the pressures and demands of graduate school, and isolation can further fuel this type of thinking. In this workshop, together we unpack the concept of ‘impostor syndrome’ and how to break through the cycle and own that you belong in the room.

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Culture Shock: Adapting to Grad School While Staying True to Ourselves
Dates: April 5
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Going to graduate school can feel like you’re being immersed in a new culture, with customs, expectations, and even language that are totally different from what you’re used to. It can be stressful for anyone to learn how to be in this world, and even more if you’re the first in your family to do so. How can we hold on to who we are while adapting to the “culture” of grad school? In this workshop, we explore how our personal and cultural backgrounds influence the way we experience grad school, discuss the stress that comes from adjusting to a new way of life, and learn ways to manage this stress while drawing on our individual strengths.

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Who's Got My (Post) Bacc?: Building & Maintaining Your Support System in Grad School
Dates: May 3
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Zoom

They say “it takes a village,” and nothing rings more true than for graduate school. Developing social support and cultivating a sense of belonging are central to well-being and success in graduate school. This workshop explores the importance of the various relationships we have in grad school, including those with advisers, fellow grad students, mentors, and family and friends. Join us as we discuss finding resiliency within these social groups and communities.

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Talk It Out
Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Zoom

Through the Talk It Out program at the Office for Graduate Life and Diversity, you can speak with a counselor from Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) for 15 to 20 minutes about your concerns, get help with problem-solving, and ask any questions you may have about therapy or C&PS. A Talk It Out counselor can also guide you through the process of setting up an appointment at C&PS or discuss potential resources both on and off campus. No appointment necessary! Just drop in via Zoom during designated hours. Please note that we request you keep your video on during these check-ins.

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