Self-Care Strategies for Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and UBC Counselling

Registration Closed / Past Event


Graduate school can be both an exciting and stressful time for many students. Supporting and caring for one’s health and wellbeing is important to learning and completing your degree, as well as building professional competency. This interactive webinar will be facilitated by members of UBC Counselling Services, and focuses on managing your stress during graduate school.

Discussion includes:

  • Understanding the stress response and burnout
  • Identifying grad school-related stressors
  • Taking stock of your own stressors and how you currently cope with them
  • Identifying proactive steps and strategies to support your health and wellbeing
  • Learning about health and wellbeing resources on campus and how to access them


Karen Flood, PhD (she/her, PhD), is a Registered Psychologist with UBC Counselling Services. In her role, she provides brief individual counselling, facilitates therapeutic and support groups, and encourages all to access Therapist Assistance Online (TAO). She is an alumni of UBC’s Faculty of Education, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education.

Sarah Woolgar, MA (she/her) is a Pre-doctoral intern with UBC Counselling Services and a doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology (UBC Faculty of Education). In her role, she provides brief individual counselling and co-facilitates supportive and psychoeducational group therapy. Sarah is particularly interested in young adult identity formation and its relationship to trauma during childhood, as both a research topic and in clinical practice.

Registration Information

General registration is open.

Registration is open to current UBC graduate students. After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at Please email us if you are registered and are no longer able to attend this event.


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.