Raising the BARS: Becoming A Resilient Scientist offered this Fall
Raising the BARS: Becoming A Resilient Scientist
A program modeled from the NIH OITE Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series, sponsored by the BRET Office and UCC-BRET Liaison
Vanderbilt Course Facilitators: Beth Bowman, PhD (BRET) and Tamaki Silver, Psy.D. HSP (UCC-BRET Liaison)
Dates: Mondays, 2:00-3:00pm: September 20, October 11, November 1, November 22, and December 13
Audience: Available for Graduate Students, 2nd year and beyond.
Application Deadline: noon, Monday August 30 2021
The BRET Office and UCC-BRET Liaison will be offering a program developed from the NIH OITE Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series for biomedical graduate students to learn and implement strategies for building resiliency into their professional lives. A small group (12-15) of graduate students will meet 5 times during fall, 2021 with the facilitators to discuss a webinar viewed on their own time prior to the meeting.
The 5 discussion group meetings will cover the following topics: (1) Intro to wellness and resilience (2) understanding cognitive distortions, imposter fears and stereotype threat (3) self-advocacy and assertiveness for scientists, (4) developing feedback resilience, and (5) maximizing mentoring relationships.
The goals of the program are to:
- Provide strategies and tools to help trainees
- increase their resilience with a specific focus on academic and research environments
- develop interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills needed for success
- Provide a place for trainees to come together to discuss
- resilience strategies learned in the previous lectures
- work toward integrating strategies learned into school, work and life
- life, career, research, school, and pandemic stress in a facilitated setting
- Required viewing of 5 webinars, made available a week before each meeting
- Required attendance at 5, 1 hr group meetings according to the dates provided above.
- Complete evaluation surveys to evaluation this curriculum.
Note: If you have already participated in the ASPIRE Modules: EQ + IQ, Maximizing Your Potential, or the BARS Pilot program, some of this material may be redundant or overlapping.
Questions? Contact Beth Bowman (firstname.lastname@example.org).