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GSD Monthly Seminar- Promoting Psychological Flexibility
October 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division (GSD) at MGH
GSD Monthly Seminar- “Promoting Psychological Flexibility during the Grad School Year”
During this talk, Dr. Lester discussed the value of enhancing one’s Psychological Flexibility (e.g., mindfulness, acceptance, goal setting, working with unhelpful thoughts) – the ability to be present and live more fully and consciously, and to persist even in the face of hardship when doing so serves valued ends – during the graduate student years. He guided participants through both didactic and experiential materials related to the concept of psychological flexibility and offered practical advice and takeaways for enhancing the graduate student experience.
Presenter: Ethan Lester, PhD, clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Mass Eye and Ear. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and the Assistant Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research (MGH CHOIR).