Imposter Phenomenon

Date & Time

Thursday, April 11, 2024
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and UBC Counselling Services

Registration Closed / Past Event


Do you sometimes wonder if you belong in grad school?  Do you worry others will question whether you are smart enough to be in and complete your program? Do you ruminate about a less than perfect performance? Are you uncomfortable with praise and recognition for your achievements?

Facilitated by staff from UBC Counselling Services, this workshop focuses on understanding and managing the feelings of imposter phenomenon.

Session goals include:

  • Develop a common understanding of Imposter Phenomenon
  • Identify how thoughts & feelings of Imposter Phenomenon impact our lives in graduate school
  • Learn strategies to manage Imposter Phenomenon
  • Know where to turn for support & resources to deal with Imposter Phenomenon
  • Connect with your peers & know that you are not alone in feeling this way


Karen Flood, PhD (she/her), 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 the resources available in Therapist Assistance Online (TAO). She is an alumnus of UBC’s Faculty of Education, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education.

Nicole Dunn (she/her) is a pre-doctoral intern with UBC Counselling Services and a PhD Candidate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto. She is also a registered psychotherapist in the province of Ontario. Nicole’s research investigates the ecological dimensions of suicide with a focus on housing injustice for young women and femmes. She has worked with young people across four different post-secondary settings.

Registration Information

General registration is open.

Registration is open to current UBC graduate students. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email at the e-mail associated with your account. 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.