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From Surviving to Thriving: How to Banish the “Imposter Syndrome” and Other Common Insecurities as an Early Career Academic


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


Please note: Continuing Education Credit is not offered for viewing this webcast.

Space is limited to only 1000 spots

This is the second part of the Academic Career Education Series.

Between teaching, research, and service, academics fulfill many roles with seemingly little time to devote to each of them. This can leave new and experienced professors alike feeling they are never quite “good enough”. In this workshop, we will explore the concept of “imposter syndrome”, the roles your inner self-critic fulfills in your life, and how this critic is holding you back from thriving and experiencing a more fulfilling career in academe. This experiential workshop includes innovative, personalized reflection activities to help you conquer those imposter demons, thrive in academia, and create a more balanced life.

Learning Objective 1

Determine your inner critic’s primary responsibility and at least one (1) cost that arises from it.

Learning Objective 2

Describe at least one unsupportive story that regularly plays in your head and develop a statement that reinterprets it.

Learning Objective 3

Design a personalized self-care plan and/or at least one (1) kind statement to support yourself when you are feeling self-doubt or stressed out.


Jennifer M. Taylor, PhD

Dr. Taylor is Assistant Professor of Counseling and Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah. Her research interests include professional competence, lifelong learning, continuing professional development, and continuing education. She has published extensively in these areas and has chaired the Continuing Education Committee at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Taylor also serves on the APA’s Section for the Advancement of Women’s HERstory Task Force, Division 17’s Awards and Recognition Committee, and the Presidential Initiative on Citizen Psychologists. In March 2017 she was one of eight early career psychologists invited to the first APA Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) Leadership Conference and was recognized for her outstanding advocacy work on behalf of psychology through her receipt of the APA Board of Educational Affairs Cynthia D. Belar Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award.

Continuing Education

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Price: $35.00