CBJY: "No Time to Be Human: Making Room for Self-Care in Graduate School"


Wednesday April 20th
1:45pm -2:45pm EST 





No Time to Be Human: Making Room for Self-Care in Graduate School

Session info: Are you tired of constantly feeling burnt out? Do you not even have the time to think about what you may need to function as a person? Is work/life balance even possible in graduate school? In this workshop we will be discussing the importance of self-care and ways to incorporate it into your busy schedule. We will visit a variety of domains of self-care (not just bubble baths or taking a walk) and generate ideas as to what may be the most beneficial for you and your mental health.

Host: Dr. Heather Patterson, PsyD

Bio: Dr. Heather Patterson is a Registered Psychologist and faculty member of Dalhousie University’s Student Health and Wellness in addition to operating her own small private practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed a B.Sc. (Honours) from Mount Saint Vincent University (2006), and her M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University (2008). She finished her pre-doctoral residency at Memorial University's Counselling Centre (2014) before graduating in 2016 with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Memorial University. Throughout her career, Dr. Patterson has worked extensively with students in the areas of interpersonal relationships, resilience, stress, motivation, burnout, and university-related mental health and wellbeing.