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PhD+ Series – Burnout: Recognizing, Preventing, Mitigating with Audrey Kim, Ph.D., and Nicolette Severson, LCSW

December 5, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  |  Graduate Student Commons


Burnout is a state of exhaustion that can impact our work, personal lives, health and overall sense of well being and purpose. Join us to discuss common causes and symptoms, and learn strategies to recognize, prevent, and manage burnout.

person green backgroundPrior to joining UCSC CAPS in 2001, Audrey Kim, Ph.D., worked in the corporate and nonprofit sectors and understands how burnout can be different and yet similar across various settings. Kim likes helping students gain insight into their problems and learn practical strategies for overcoming them. She especially enjoys working with graduate students and facilitating the Graduate Women’s Group at UCSC.



person with gold earingsNicolette “Niki” Severson, LCSW, has been on the team at CAPS since January 2021. She came to her work as a therapist by way of a background in academia, education, and research in public health and social work. Previous to UCSC, Severson worked with underserved populations in community mental health. She has firsthand experience with burnout from a variety of demanding work environments and is excited to talk about this critical topic.




This workshop is presented by the Division of Graduate Studies and co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2023-2024 PhD+ series. The Division of Graduate Studies’ workshops are for current UC Santa Cruz graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and require an active UC Santa Cruz email address.

About the PhD+ Workshop Series

Join us for the eighth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted (or co-sponsored) by The Humanities Institute. Our meetings provide the opportunity to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grant/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.


December 5, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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