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Typical Concerns For UR Student

  • Adjusting to College Life
    • Workload
    • Higher expectations of self
    • Transitions/adjusting to college, graduation
  • Financial Pressures
  • Identity Issues
    • Who am I?
    • Who do I want to be?
    • What can I do with my new freedom?
    • Self-image / self esteem
  • Relationship Issues
    • Distress about romantic relationship
    • Problems with family
    • Conflicts with friends/roommates
    • Fitting in
  • Psychological Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Substance abuse
    • Previously diagnosed conditions/history of self-harm
    • Temptation to self-regulate medications
  • Academic Concerns / Learning Disabilities
    • High expectations (self or parents)
    • What do I want to do with my life
    • Workload / managing high demands

Concerns for Graduate Students

  • Isolation / no dorms / structures like for undergraduates
  • Financial / “real life” responsibilities
  • Roles and relationships – marriage / family
  • Relationship with advisor (like parents / other authority)
  • Time management / lack of imposed structure
  • Pressure / job placement
  • Perfectionist / highest achievers
  • Let down / disappointment / feeling behind / lost
  • Compare to “real world” of friends
  • Other transitions

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Addendum