ERIC Number: ED240426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Stress Management, Support and Resource Groups for Graduate Students.
Mallinckrodt, Brent S.; And Others
This manual on stress management is designed to help graduate students whose performance and continued progress in their academic program is impaired by various stressors. The manual contains instructions and materials for selection and training of staff, initiating an intervention, and evaluation of the program. Suggestions based on the authors' field trials are included. The manual describes a series of ten content modules, each addressing a different source of stress and/or teaching a different coping strategy. The modules can be combined into a single session workshop format or used in an ongoing program of small groups. Specific topics addressed by the modules include: self-assessment for potential stressors, relaxation training, social support building, time management, utilization of campus/community resources, cognitive behavioral approaches for coping with stress, behavioral self-management, professional development, and life planning. Each module contains instructions for presenting subject matter both didactically and experientially, together with copies of all required handouts and materials. References for further reading are included with each module. Suggestions for modifications in the program necessary for various special populations, such as international students, are also included. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Graduate Students, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Program Evaluation, Relaxation Training, Social Support Groups, Staff Development, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Time Management
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park, Graduate School.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Planning