The PhD journey: psychological tools to pack

· London

Mental health in predoctoral students and University researchers is an issue that has attracted attention in recent years.

Following the latest news on the decrease of mental health during the PhD years, at SRUK London we will run this workshop with the main objective of promoting practical psychological strategies to overcome the challenges of the doctorate, minimizing the effect of stress, frustration, uncertainty and motivational wear and tear over time.

This workshop is intended to master and PhD students, as well as to postdocs that speak Spanish. This workshop will be held in Spanish, given that expressing complex ideas in a tongue other than the mother one is an obstacle during psychological interventions.

If you would like to attend this workshop in English, please, register your interest at [email protected] and we will contact you in future editions. 

WHEN: Saturday, 25th January, 10am
WHERE: Institute of Education, Room 739, UCL, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL (Russell Square and Euston tube stations)

10:00 – Presentation.
10:10 –  Introduction with Clara García: “Ups and downs in the PhD journey”
10:45 – Break.
11:00 – Workshop with Elena Montero: “Packing your suitcase. Practical Workshop”
12:30 – Break.
12:40 – Conclusions. Q&A.
13:00 – End.

Twitter: @elena_psicologa

Elena Montero studied Psychology at the Complutense University of Madrid, including a stay at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen University (Netherlands). She held her first therapy sessions at Grupo XXI centre, and later created the Sentido Psicología online platform, that made her one of the first online psychologists in Spain. Two years later she opened her own cabinet in Madrid, which she alternates with her online work. She is a passionate of scientific dissemination, which she carries out in conferences, schools, companies and her podcast “Al hilo de la mente” (Following the thread of the mind).

Twitter: @ClaireConnected

Clara García holds a degree in Biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Barcelona, a master’s degree in Neuroimaging from King’s College London and a postgraduate degree in Scientific Communication from the University of Cambridge. She wrote and directed the scientific documentary “Shaping Our Brain”, and is a usual collaborator of many Spanish and international scientific blogs, and initiatives such as Brain Week, Science Week, and International Day of the Girl and Women in Science. She owns the YouTube channel Cerebrotes, about neuroscience and psychology, she is editor of the dissemination blog Dciencia, and also collaborates in the press department of CERU/SRUK.