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Spring 2024 Graduate Student Circle Sessions

What are the Graduate Student Circle Sessions?

The Graduate Student Circle Sessions are an opportunity to learn about resources and new approaches to addressing concerns, ask questions, and potentially connect with other graduate students. These sessions are typically offered bi-weekly, occurring every other Thursday during the Fall and Spring semesters. They are held virtually via Zoom.

The sessions are held virtually on Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm.

How to Find a Therapist (Feb 1st at 12:30 PM)

This session is perfect for students who want to find a therapist on or off campus. This session is designed to review the appropriate steps including insurance verification, navigating search engines and how to determine if your therapist is a good fit.

Students can register here.

The Ripple Effect: Addressing Vicarious Trauma in Supportive Roles (Feb 15th at 12:30 PM)

As graduate students serve in various supportive roles including a teaching assistant, cohort member, colleague and peer there might come a time when students might support someone through a difficult and/or traumatic experience. This session will focus on how students can identify and address vicarious trauma that students might experience.

Students can register here.

Wellness Plan Check-In (Feb 29th at 12:30 PM)

During the Fall 2023 Graduate Student Sessions, students were able to establish a wellness plan designed at improving engagement in wellness. This session is to serve as a check-in to see how students are doing with their wellness plan, identify barriers and acknowledge successes. This session is a great way to help regroup and receive support.

Students can register here.

Accommodations II (March 28th at 12:30 PM)

Graduate students can access accommodations for academic needs, lab needs and assistantships.  Accommodations are available via Accessibility Disability Services (ADS). This session is a great session to ask about the registration process, how to implement accommodations with professors and address concerns.

Students can register here.

Stress Management (April 11th at 12:30 PM)

Stress is normal; however, too much stress can cause some issues. This session will identify signs of severe stress and burnout, proactive steps to lessen stress, resources on and off campus and will conclude with a meditation session.

Students can register here.

Grievances and Difficult Decisions (April 25th at at 12:30 PM)

The goal of this session is to ensure students are aware of resources available to assist with grievances and understanding options related to respite during difficult times such as a leave of absence or resigning from the program. This session will be helpful if you are considering a leave of absence.

Students can register here.

Restorative Rest (May 5th at 12:30 PM)

The end of the semester is near. This session will be in-person and will focus on restorative rest. This session will include mindfulness activities, light snacks and meditation.

Students can register here.
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