New Handbook Helps Doctoral Students Stack the Odds in Their Favor and Join the 50% Who Graduate
02/22/2022

Dr. Heather Frederick releases The Happy Doc Student Handbook with the goal of reducing the massive waste of human potential inherent in doctoral programs.

Online PR News – 22-February-2022 – PHOENIX, AZ – Since 50 percent of those who start a doctoral program don’t finish, it’s clear that students need additional resources. To fill this need, Dr. Heather Frederick launched The Happy Doc Student podcast. When the audience asked for a book that would distill the show’s essence, she wrote The Happy Doc Student Handbook: 7 Steps to Graduating with Your Sanity, Health, and Relationships Intact.

The handbook distills hundreds of years of collective wisdom into seven simple steps, allowing the reader to skillfully navigate the often-frustrating and overwhelming doctoral journey. The book includes over thirty action items, setting it apart from other graduate school guides. It doesn’t just provide information – it guides and inspires readers to apply it.

Designed to do more than just increase the doctoral program graduation rates, its magic lies in a unique combination of principles and powerful tools. Not only will students be more likely to graduate, but they will also do so with their sanity, health, and relationships intact so they can move on and make a positive impact on the world.

The Happy Doc Student Handbook is a must-read for current students and those who support them, as well as people considering a doctoral program.

About the Author:
Heather Frederick is an academic leader and podcast host who received her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and her doctorate in psychology from Brandeis University. She is passionate about the delivery and experience of graduate education and believes a happy doc student doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.

Dr. Frederick is available as a speaker, podcast guest, and interviewee on the following topics or related ideas:
• Self-care as a secret weapon
• Higher education academic success
• Navigating the doctoral journey
• Mentoring students
• Building supportive faculty/student networks
• Educating undergraduates about graduate school