116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Graduate School: Surviving with Your Mental Health Intact

Session Chair: 
Raymond H. J. Rim, University of California, Riverside
Session 6: Saturday 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Miller Hall 138


  1. Daniel Ante-Contreras, MiraCosta College
    This presentation will discuss the challenges that exist for first-generation graduate students, particularly within the context of generational shifts that have fundamentally changed academic institutions in the twenty-first century. It will also engage with the question of how graduate and undergraduate student populations can collaborate within classroom spaces to improve mental health.
  2. Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
    From the first class as a TA, through tenure and promotion, difficult students can be part of the landscape at any point in one’s career. Sexism, racism, confrontational behavior and other surprises can test our confidence and professionalism, but ultimately, they are opportunities to expand our repertoire and grow as individuals and faculty.
  3. Steven Gould Axelrod, University of California, Riverside
    This presentation will consider strategies for maintaining mental health within the hothouse atmosphere and anxiety-provoking compulsions of graduate school and faculty life.
Session Cancelled: