PRIDE Training on Well-being of PhDs and Professionals in Doctoral Education
Keeping in mind that existing research has consistently found mental and physical health concerns and high attrition rates among doctoral students (see Sverdlik, Anna, et al. 2018), the well-being of PhDs is quickly becoming a major concern in doctoral education at universities. Professionals in doctoral education are often the main drivers in bringing forward the topic at their institutions.
The training follows on from the PRIDE webinar at the end of 2020. There the discussion on this topic will be introduced, with a special focus on how professionals without a formal background in psychology or psychotherapy can give competent advice and respond to PhDs in difficult counselling situations.
Hosted by the Charles University in Prague, we will follow up the topic and include further aspects of well-being of PhDs:
- What is the role of professionals?
- How can professionals contribute to the well-being of PhDs?
- What are proper means to monitor the well-being of PhDs?
- What practices are most beneficial to doctoral candidates in terms of their well-being?
- What organisational structures positively contribute the well-being of doctoral candidates
The programme will include a mixture of presentations and case studies, as well as interactive activities and discussions. With this diversity of topics, the format also serves as an opportunity for participants to learn and share ideas for new training methods for their programmes.
This training was originally scheduled for May 2021 and was moved to December due to COVID-19.