UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group

We know that UBC graduate students are facing ongoing changes in their daily lives in support of containing the virus causing COVID-19 for collective well-being. The uncertainty and stress at this time can feel overwhelming. Physical distancing make it more important than ever to maintain a sense of community.

Please join us online in a group for graduate students focusing on staying connected, discussing what matters most to you, and drawing on our resilience for managing this challenging time.  The group foundation is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT helps you to relate differently to your worried thoughts, low moods, and self-defeating behaviors in order to limit the ways these run your life. Topics may include: handling uncertainty and worry about academic and career goals, shifting and rebuilding routines, finding or creating meaning, dealing with loneliness and distance from support networks, staying motivated and creative, living in alignment with values, radical acceptance and vulnerability, and work/life balance. We are not able to provide medical information.
Karen Flood, PhD, Psychologist, Counselling Services
Samantha McGee, MA, Pre-doctoral Intern, Counselling Services

Thursdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 4 – July 30, 2020 (No session June 25, 2020)

To participate, you must be living in British Columbia and have access to a private and quiet space with stable internet that can support Zoom.  Register in advance for this meeting:

Information about joining the meeting will be emailed to registered students in advance of the session.