Addressing Graduate Students’ Feelings of Stress (12/6)

An End-of-the-Semester “Coffee Break” — Friday, December 6, 2013

It is common during this time of year to feel stressed about things that you want to accomplish before the end of the semester. If you’ve experienced anxiety, irritability, apathy, disinterest in activities that you were formerly involved in, or loss of energy, it’s time to talk.  In an effort to address concerns of stress during these last few weeks of the fall semester, we would like to offer you an opportunity to take a coffee break.

Dr. Robert Deluty, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and a practicing clinical psychologist, will lead  this session.  If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed about classes, end-of-the-semester projects, exams, or the holiday season, please come! If you are feeling alone, isolated, or just want to have an opportunity to connect with others, please come! If you are a non-traditional graduate student or a first-generation graduate student, we encourage you to come! If you have been working to try to balance work and family, or if you are trying to balance other areas of your life and you need a listening ear, please come!

Friday, 12/6/2013, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, PUP 206

Light refreshments will be served.

All graduate students from all academic disciplines are invited to attend. Full-time and part-time students at all levels, (i.e., master’s and doctoral students) are invited to attend.  This “coffee break” seminar is scheduled at 4:30 PM on a Friday to accommodate all of our students, including those who are part-time or working during the day.

This seminar is co-sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and The Graduate School at UMBC. We will also share information from UMBC’s University Counseling Services.

Note from Dr. Tull: “Graduate students have been asking us to provide more opportunities to have sessions like this one. All seats at the December 2011 version of this session were filled.  We are pleased that Dr. Deluty has once again agreed to offer his time and expertise for this seminar on Dec. 6, 2013.”


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