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Supporting Graduate Students Experiencing Depression: Recognizing the Signs and Responding Empathically with Dr. Eva Wilson
February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
NEWT’s Diversity,Equity, and Inclusion Team Presents:
Supporting Graduate Students Experiencing Depression:Recognizing the Signs and Responding Empathically with Dr. Eva Wilson
Monday, November 6th from 2–3pm CT *NEWT Monday Meeting Link
Graduate student mental health is a national epidemic with rates of depression in PhD students found to be as high as three times that of the general population. Faculty and advisors have significant influence on their students’ graduate experience and are a key source of support throughout their graduate studies. Improved understanding about mental health on the part of faculty can help them to better support their students during this highly stressful period of their lives. This talk will discuss some common signs of depression, how they relate to the graduate school environment and identify empathic ways to support a student experiencing depression or other mental distress.
About the Presenter:
Dr.Eva Wilson is a licensed counseling psychologist and the inaugural embedded mental health clinician at Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr.Wilson completed her PhD and MA in Counseling Psychology at Boston College and received a BA in Psychology from Yale. She has experience working in numerous college and university settings providing mental health services founder graduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds. Dr. Wilson’sresearch focuses on racial identity development in the multiracial population.