Discussing Impostor Syndrome with @Beccplays

Hi Friends!

In this episode, we once again discussed a common feeling many of us experience. If you know yourself to be a perfectionist and over-achiever, you're likely familiar with Imposter Syndrome, but may have not known real the name for it!

We were lucky to have an amazing guest and Twitch streamer, Becca on to chat with us. If you have questions for Becca or would like to connect with another Mental Health Advocate, you can find her on Twitter @beccplays or check out her weekday streams.

As always, the sources we used are provided below, so let me know what you think or if you believe I may have missed something during my research.

Have a great week ahead!




Imposter syndrome
Feel like a fraud? By By Kirsten Weir

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Russell, Rebecca “On Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Academic Medicine: August 2017 - Volume 92 - Issue 8 - p 1070
doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001801
Student and Resident Letters to the Editor: Professional Identity and Diversity and Inclusion

Henning, K., Ey, S. and Shaw, D. (1998), Perfectionism, the impostor phenomenon and psychological adjustment in medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy students. Medical Education, 32: 456–464. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2923.1998.00234.x
Strong associations were found between current psychological distress, perfectionism and impostor feelings for students in programs where they feel under stress

Holmes, S. W., Kertay, L., Adamson, L. B., Holland, C. L., & Clance, P. R. (1993). Measuring the imposter phenomenon: A comparison of Clance's IP scale and Harvey's I-P scale. Journal Of Personality Assessment, 60(1), 48-59. doi:10.1207/s15327752jpa6001_3