Counseling and Psychological Services offers support groups designed to enhance life skills to students. These groups or special programs are often developed in collaboration with student groups, deans, residence advisers, and others.
For a list of workhops, visit CPS' Workshops and Trainings page.
Spring 2016 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.-11:00 a.m.
A group for international graduate students. Discussion and support around topics such as acculturation, immigration and its effects on identity, intercultural friendships, and other significant issues that come up in the lives of international graduate students.
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 Awanohora, Psy.D., email@example.com
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Public Speaking: Learn to Speak with Confidence
This two session workshop will help you develop greater comfort when speaking in class. Learn how to connect to the audience and build your overall effectiveness as a public speaker. Call the CPS Front Desk at 212-854-2878 to enroll. Additional sessions may be scheduled as needed.
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.
Substance Use Concerns
James Pollock, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Healing from Sexual Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence
Women of Color Support Group
Women's Sexual Assault Support Group
This weekly group provides women of color (both graduate and undergraduate) a safe, confidential space to discuss with one another issues such as relationships, managing stress, sadness and/or anxiety, body image, family issues, trauma, experiences with oppression, asking for what you need, and developing a personal identity.