Mentoring and Self-Care
Mentors can provide the support and guidance you need to achieve your academic and career goals.
Self-care & Success
Start with self-care, and the rest will come, a mentor advises his students.
Self-care is not just for emergencies: Learn how to combat the effects of impact stress on the body that psychology graduate students face.
Who cares? You should! Allowing time for self-care-in spite of looming deadlines and other responsibilities-creates balance and fosters success.
Survival of the fittest: Experts offer students diet, exercise and other tips to improve their self-care.
- Walking the tightrope: Achieving balance as graduate student: This article offers graduate students advice for getting the most from organizational and time management tools and software.
- Strength in numbers: Students say balancing competing demands of academics, work and family takes flexible faculty and help from peers.
- Striking a balance: Find a healthy balance among school, research, jobs, family and more.
- Questions of balance: An APA survey finds a lack of attention to self-care among training programs.
Mentors & Mentees
Introduction to Mentoring (PDF, 334KB): A guide for prospective mentors and mentees who are interested in engaging in professional developmental relationships from the Centering on Mentoring Task Force.
Open your mind to mentoring: Experts offer tips on how to be a better mentor.
- Your attachment style may predict how well you relate to your adviser: A secure attachment orientation may be one key.
Sticky situations in mentorships: Problems can crop up in mentorships, but solutions are not beyond students' reach
Tips on finding and choosing a mentor: Students with positive mentor relationships are more productive and later have greater job satisfaction
- Mentoring from the mentor’s perspective: Becoming a successful mentee requires self-awareness
- Responsible mentor in research contexts: The ultimate goal of the mentor is to establish the trainee as an independent researcher
- What should you do if you have a complaint about your program? Advice from APAGS