Workshops and Trainings

Alice! Health Promotion

Alice! Health Promotion offers a variety of interactive trainings on health-related topics that provide current health information, teach skills necessary to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, and connect students with appropriate on- and off-campus resources.

Possible topics for interactive trainings include: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Communication, Contraception, Nutrition & Healthier Eating, Fitness, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Stress, Sleep, Tobacco, and other topics upon request.

Student groups, departments, and others interested in requesting an interactive training session should submit a request via the Alice! training request online form. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of your desired program date. You will be contacted by Alice! approximately two business days after submitting your request to confirm your details.

Please note that Alice! is only able to provide interactive trainings for Columbia University groups on the Morningside campus and its affiliates (JTS, UTS, and Teachers College). Event sponsors (that's you) are responsible for all advertising, room reservation and set-up, refreshments and attendance. We also require at least ten people in attendance and we reserve the right to cancel workshops that fail to meet the attendance requirement.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services offers workshops designed to provide life and relationship building skills. These programs were developed, often, in collaboration with student groups, deans, residence advisers, and others.

Please check our current listing below. All workshops will be held at Lerner Hall, 8th floor. You may simply attend without prior interview or screening.

CPS Workshops – Spring 2018

All workshops will be held at Lerner Hall, 8th floor.

Enhancing Your Relationship: An Experiential Workshop for Couples
Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D.,
Wendy Greenspun, Ph.D.,
3 sessions: Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Dates:  3/19, 3/26, and 4/2/18
International Students Workshop
Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D.,
Hina Pant, Ph.D.,
2 sessions: Fridays, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Dates: 2/9 and 2/16/18

Procrastination Workshop
Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D.,
4-session sequential workshop:
Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Dates: 4/9, 4/16, 4/19, and 4/30/18
Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 at least 10 days in advance of the event.
Please contact CPS for other workshop sessions.

Disability Services

Disability Services offers a variety of disability-related workshops which are conducted upon request and based upon student interest.  The disability-related topic is chosen by the student group.

Disability Services also offers periodic workshops for registered students that are designed to assist students with disabilities in developing their academic and compensatory skills. In addition, the department co-sponsors workshops focused on disability studies, culture, and awareness throughout the academic year. For more information, please contact Disability Services.

GHAP/Gay Health Advocacy Project

GHAP is happy to come to your workshops or group meetings, facilitated by RAs, student organizations, orientation programs, academic classes, or employee groups.

Topics can also be tailored to specific interests.

  • HIV transmission and risk reduction
  • Other STIs
  • Physical and emotional health of the LGBT population
  • Sexuality

Students, faculty, or staff may contact GHAP to request a workshop.

Sexual Violence Response

Sexual Violence Response offers a variety of workshops on topics that educate and teach skills or techniques necessary to address sexual or relationship violence. To request a training, please complete the Sexual Violence Response online workshop request form.

Workshops listed below are available for students of Columbia University, Barnard, and Teachers College. Workshops are divided into three categories, including Foundational workshops, CU Step UP! workshops and Next Level workshops. These workshops will be facilitated by student volunteers and/or professional staff.

Training sessions for faculty and staff can be requested by sending an email to

Workshop Details

Foundational Level

  • Consent 101 - Participants are introduced to sexual consent and its role in healthy relationships. Learn how to navigate consent using verbal communication skills and discuss how to keep the conversation going in a fun and clear manner.
  • IMPACT: Facts & Stats of Relationship Violence - Understand the definition and impact of relationship violence and learn how power and control can lead to abuse. Review the prevalence of relationship violence on college campuses.
  • IMPACT: Facts & Stats of Sexual Violence - Understand the definitions and impact of sexual violence and sexual assault. Unpack common myths alongside facts about the impact of sexual violence on college campuses.
  • IMPACT: Facts & Stats of Stalking - Understand the definition and impact of stalking and learn concrete response strategies for someone who is being stalked.
  • IMPACT: Facts & Stats of Street Harassment and Sexual Harassment - Understand the definitions of street harassment and sexual harassment and discuss ways they can impact a community.

CU Step Up!: 

  • Introduction to Step UP! (1 hour) - Learn about pro-social bystander intervention and understand safe, effective ways to intervene in situations of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and harassment.

Next Level: an in-depth discussion of topics (1-2 hours)

  • What’s the Difference? Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Relationships - Learn the difference between a healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationship and examine the impact of gender roles on relationships.
  • It’s Not Always Obvious: Recognizing Warning Signs - Examine behaviors that may be warning signs of abuse or sexual violence, focusing on non-physical ways that someone can be controlling, coercive or manipulative.
  • Status Updates, Snapchats, & Text Wars: Navigating Networked Relationships - Explore how technology, such as social networks, cell phones, and the internet can impact relationships and relationship building. Learn strategies for healthy technological interactions.
  • What Can I Do? Effective Ways to Give Support - Learn effective ways to support a peer who has been impacted by sexual violence and review resources available on campus.
  • Beyond Rape Whistles & Mace: What works in sexual assault risk reduction? - Critically examine current strategies and products that are marketed as sexual assault prevention tools. Learn best practices for risk reduction for sexual assault and explore the use of fear tactics in violence prevention.
  • Moving Past Gender Norms - Discuss the impact of gender norms and stereotypes on a college community and learn strategies for creating a community that is supportive and affirming.
  • Not Just Consent, Enthusiastic Consent - Understand the enthusiastic consent model as the Columbia community standard. Building on Consent 101, further enhance non-verbal and verbal communication skills.
  • Media Matters - Explore the impact of the media on society’s view of sexual violence and how it can be used to cultivate a culture of consent.
  • Reconstructing Masculinity: Promote a Culture of Consent - Explore ways that harmful norms of masculinity can perpetuate a culture of violence. Learn tools to help men cultivate a culture of consent (open to students of all gender identities).


Last updated January 23, 2018