This is a new pilot program to support Faculty Wellness that will be deployed this year and will include individual and/or group sessions (15-20 minutes).

This is a form of peer support and faculty development to prevent issues with chronic stress. This is not considered therapy and is not part of EAP benefits. Thus, there is no medical documentation or payment for these sessions.

Session goals are to proactively recognize and address stress - related to your work, challenges or feelings of distress - as well as to increase your work satisfaction and meaning. It is meant to be a time- and energy-leveraging activity.

Some examples of topics may include:

  • Managing competing responsibilities
  • Defining expectations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Processing Feedback
  • Providing Feedback
  • Stress management
  • Optimizing work flow and work environment
  • Time management
  • Inappropriate conduct
  • Work overload
  • Guidance on implementing boundaries

Pro-briefers will lead the discussion through debriefing and reflection on the challenge(s) brought to the session and then consider your personal values in decision-making in how to move forward with an action plan.

Sessions are held privately and confidentially and can be done in person or over the phone. Limits to confidentiality include standard of practice limits including risk of harm to self or others.

The sessions work best when done as immediately as possible in order to decrease the negative effects that high levels of distress can have on you and those around you.