Special Topics Seminar: Graduate Student Self-Care

The Environmental and Global Health Department is hosting a special topic seminar this semester.

Dr. Shane Spiker is invited to present:

Self-Care 101: Taking Care of Yourself During Graduate Studies

Let’s face it. The life of a graduate student is a valuable, yet albeit, stressful experience. Graduate students are tasked with succeeding in the classroom, conducting respectable research, and developing professional relationships. Dr. Spiker will present information regarding self-care in professional settings and strategies to develop best practices for graduate students.

Although the focus of this invited talk is on graduate students, all faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and post-docs at the University of Florida are welcome to attend.

Presentation Abstract:

Self-care has become one of the great buzzwords of 2019. There seems to be a growing movement where people are focusing on activities that are personally gratifying and not related to their general stressors like work, school, home life, etc…But, what are we really talking about when we discuss self-care? What kind of impact are we looking for? How do we plan to improve our self-care behaviors? This discussion will focus primarily on providing a pathway to creating self-care habits within the context you need it most, and provide an opportunity to identify next steps for creating these habits.

Presentation Learning Objectives:

  • Define self-care and its impact
  • Identify types of burnout/behavior related to burnout
  • Create actionable goals related to self-care routines

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Presentation Details

Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Time: 12:50 – 1:40 pm

Location: Health Professions, Nursing, & Pharmacy Building (HPNP) Building G-114

About Dr. Spiker

Dr. Shane Spiker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in Ormond Beach, Florida. Shane received his M.S. of Psychology in 2012 from the University of Phoenix. In May 2019, he graduated with his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in instructional design from Walden University.  He has worked in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for 10 years, with the majority of his experience with adults with autism and other disabilities. Shane specializes working with teens and adults with dangerous problem behavior as well as medically complex individuals.

Primarily, Shane serves as the Director of Training and Dissemination at Positive Behavior Supports Corporation. Currently, Shane is serving as the secretary of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice Special Interest Group through Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). He published several articles related to behavior analysis and practice. Additionally, he serves as a co-instructor at Florida Institute of Technology and Arizona State University, where he teaches graduate-level coursework.

Questions about this presentation?

CONTACT: Nicholas Green Ph.D., BCBA

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor

University of Florida

College of Public Health and Health Professions

Department of Environmental & Global Health nrygreen@phhp.ufl.edu