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maskA workshop on Imposter Phenomenon is aimed at helping people with feelings of being a fraud.

Workshop to address feelings of being a fraud

A workshop titled “Recognizing and Managing Imposter Phenomenon” may help UWindsor faculty and staff fighting feelings that the don’t belong.

One of the workshop presenters, psychology professor Dana Ménard, says imposter feelings may include:

  • high levels of self-doubt and self-criticism,
  • difficulty accepting compliments or praise,
  • perfectionism, and
  • concerns that others will find out you don’t know what you are doing.

The workshop will detail how imposter feelings may present, and provide practical tips and resources for recognizing and managing those feelings.

“Feeling like an impostor is a common experience for individuals in academia,” says Dr. Ménard. “It is characterized as an intellectual feeling of phoniness that can undermine self-confidence.”

The 90-minute session begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. To register, visit the IP Workshop Registration page. No Blackboard account is required.