Counseling and Psychological Services offers support groups designed to enhance life skills to students or provide special programs. These groups or special programs were often developed in collaboration with student groups, deans, residence advisers, and others.
For a list of workhops, visit CPS' Workshops and Trainings page.
Fall 2015 Support Groups
How to Get Started
Please contact group leaders for more information and to schedule an initial group interview, unless otherwise indicated.
Several groups listed below do not yet have a set time. The clinicians leading these groups will be scheduling the group meetings at a time that best accommodates the majority of students who express interest in attending.
The ADHD Group is an 11 session Cognitive-Behavioral program which addresses core symptoms and fosters proven strategies for managing ADHD. Each member of the group works from a manual to develop new skills for better organization and planning, reducing distractibility, and enhancing adaptive thinking. Speak with your psychologist or psychiatrist to be referred to the group.
Anne Goldfield, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.
Getting Things Done
Group for Students with Families
Making Peace with Food
This is a psychoeducational support group open to undergraduate and graduate students (both men and women) who struggle with their relationship with food and are preoccupied with their shape or weight. The group aims to help participants develop more peaceful relationships with food and with their bodies. Members will also learn alternative ways to cope with difficult feelings without relying on food. This is a time-limited group which will run for 8 sessions.
Mika Awanhora, Psy.D., email@example.com
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 beginning 10/1/15 for 8 sessions
Public Speaking: Learn to Speak with Confidence
Queer Academics at Columbia
Discussion group to meet other LGBTQ graduate students and to talk about concerns about our community. No screening, just drop by the conference room on the 8th floor of Lerner Hall.
Reawakening Your Healthy Self: Eating Concerns Group for Women
This support group is for women who are motivated to pursue recovery from eating concerns. Members will explore various topics connected to eating and body related issues (such as relationships, family, self concept, academics, and trauma) while working towards developing and maintaining healthy attitudes and behaviors.
Whitney Randall, Psy.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Substance Use Concerns
James Pollock, Ph.D. email@example.com
Women Healing from Sexual Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence
Fridays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Contact group leader if time is an issue