Upcoming Training

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.

With the upcoming PRIDE Webinar at the end of this year, we will launch the discussion on the topic with a special focus on how professionals, who do not have a formal background in psychology or psychotherapy, can competently advise and respond to PhDs in difficult counselling situations.

With the PRIDE Training on 2 and 3 December 2021 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.

A detailed description of the content of the Training will be announced soon.

Cited literature:

Sverdlik, Anna, et al. “The PhD experience: A review of the factors influencing doctoral students’ completion, achievement, and well-being.” International Journal of Doctoral Studies 13 (2018): 361-388.