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Faculty Well-Being Series

Faculty Well Being

The UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine and UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center (EACC) is excited to team up with the UAB Center for Teaching and Learning to offer practical tools to promote the development of faculty well-being and resilience. This series has been developed to aid faculty in applying evidence-based practices from psychology to their own lives. The series features four areas/domains: 1) Resilience and Stress Management, 2) Managing Emotions and Mood including suicide prevention, 3) Mindfulness, and 4) Interpersonal Relationships.

For more information about this workshop series, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Leadership and Professional Development, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, or email the EACC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Faculty Resilience: Evidence-Based Practices to Start Today
    Participants learn several researched practices shown to promote emotional regulation, positive mood, and resilience to the harmful effects of stress. Frameworks based on emotional intelligence and four universal human needs for life satisfaction are provided.

    Mindfulness Practices to Cultivate Personal Resilience
    Participants learn a framework for conceptualizing mindfulness, with an emphasis on practical practice in everyday life. Benefits include improved concentration and memory, buffering against the harmful effects of stress, and improved interpersonal relationships.

    Conscious Communication for Better Relationships
    Participants learn a needs-based approach to communication toward a goal of greater likelihood of satisfaction experienced by both people in an interaction. Accordingly, a focus on difficult conversations and potentially conflictual interactions is included.

    Working Minds Suicide Prevention in The Workplace (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Did you know individual’s with depression miss an average of 4.8 days of work each year and experience 11.5 days of reduced work productivity? What if you could create a “safe space” for dialogue regarding workplace mental health challenges? In this seminar, participants will learn the skills needed to proactively address the early warning signs of mental health and suicide in the workplace.

    Resilience at Work
    How do you adapt during challenging times? Do you find yourself wondering what can I do to better prepare myself for difficult situations? This seminar reviews the APA’s 10 strategies for building resilience. Participants will learn how to build a framework to increase and enhance resilience at work.

    Stress Management
    What do we do about daily stress in our lives? How do we cope and prevent it from happening? In this one-hour seminar, participants will explore the causes, sources and effects of acute and chronic stress. Participants will also learn the importance of managing daily stressors and develop a stress management personal action plan.

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