We had a great speaker at our meeting on Tuesday with Maggie Gartner, PhD, ABPP. She sent had some great tips in her handout and sent it to us to let all our members know. It is copied below:
Maggie Gartner, PhD, ABPP
TAMU Student Counseling Service
November 8, 2016
Student Counseling Service information:
Located at White Creek
What is resilience?
Situations that require resilience
Recommendations for working with your student
Ever wonder why two people, when faced with the same experience, react differently? Resilience!
Resilience is defined as the ability to withstand or recover quickly from change, hardship or misfortune. It’s associated with elasticity, buoyancy and adaptation. In physics, resilience is the ability of a material to quickly return to its original form after being bent, stretched or twisted. Resilient people demonstrate flexibility, durability, an attitude of optimism and openness for learning. Resilience not only gives you the tools to handle hardship and disappointment, but allows you to develop new skills and perspectives that lead to continued success. Resilience is not something you either have or don’t have. Rather than a personality trait, it is a combination of behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned, practiced, and fostered by anyone!
College Situations requiring Resiliency:
1. Relationship Loss-- through death, divorce, illness or distance
2. Academic problems-- coursework, grades, small group work, studying, labs
3. Financial hardship—tuition, room and board, parent job loss or job change, medical bills
4. Family issues-- conflict among family members, partner violence, parental conflict, blended families
5. Legal problems—custody/parenting issues, DUI, discrimination issues, sexual assault
6. Roommate issues—different schedules, boundaries, rules, romance
7. Mental health concerns-- depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues
8. Medical problems – temporary or longer term
9. Accidents -
10. Natural disasters -
How resilient is YOUR student?
Look at a combination of behaviors and attitude
Longer-term coping skills
Active use of skills
HOPE! And a positive attitude
Optimism and confidence
Use of Resources
How to help your student:
Develop good relationships
Practice for you AND your student:
Name 3 resilient people
Describe a time you were resilient
List your positive qualities
At our October meeting our speaker, Paul Pausky from the Career Center, presented a slideshow entitled Building Your Professional Network and handouts Improve Your Resume; Paul graciously shared those documents with our club due to not having enough handouts at our meeting. See links below for both.
Career Center Improve Your Resume (1396 KB)
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Boutique Craft time at 6pm – Come sit, sand and visit!
Social Time & Refreshments from 6:30-7:00 and Meeting from 7:00-9:00 pm
*****HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS AND FRUIT IS NEEDED FOR CARE PACKAGE DAY DELIVERY!!
Please contact Care Package Committee if you would like to contribute individually wrapped homemade baked goods, fruit or even individually wrapped pickles.
The Deadline for Fall Care Packages has past, however the Spring 2017 Care Package orders will start to be taken at the January Meeting!
Bring Food for an extra door prize ticket!
Thank you to our Care Package Team!!!
Our students were thrilled with their packages.
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