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Graduate research: A heroic journey with Professor Kat McFerran

  • 09 Sep 2023
  • ZOOM


  • (+GST for Australian members)

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In this workshop we will use the Campbell’s Heroic Journey as a structure for exploring resilience in PhD studies. We will explore the contextual influences that make many feel like imposters in their PhD journey and identify what allies and foes exist internally and externally on the journey. Participation should lead to insights about how our internal worlds contribute to the construction of the very real and treacherous external forces that accompany the journey. We will use a combination of music listening, dances of the imagination, storytelling and art-making to dive deeper into the journey and envisage a return to the ordinary world that feels joy-filled.

This workshop is for Current PhD or Doctoral students ONLY

Presenter Bio

Professor Kat McFerran is a music therapist and current head of the Masters of Creative Arts Therapy program at the University of Melbourne. She is also qualified as a transformational coach and has advanced training in Guided Imagery and Music, as well as being an experienced lecturer and PhD supervisor. She has used the Heroic Journey on numerous occasions to work with the idea of academic careers, and is currently Director of the Researcher Development Unit at Melbourne where she oversees career development programs for researchers across the university. She is author of 5 books, 30 book chapters, more than 100 journal articles, and frequently keynotes for national conferences around the globe. This program draws together her expertise across these various experiences to scaffold a transformative journey using arts-based activities.

Date: Saturday 9 September 2023
Time: 10am - 2pm AEST (8am HKT & WA and 12pm NZT)
Location: ZOOM (this session will not be recorded due to privacy reasons)
CPD: 4 hours
Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
Open to: Members only - Current PhD or Doctoral students

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