Support Groups

In compliance with public health guidance and to keep our community safe, CPS currently conducts all services remotely and is offering virtual support spaces in lieu of support groups.  Virtual support spaces are open to students who have paid the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Facilitated by Sadi Fox, Ph.D.

Do you struggle with perfectionism? Do you feel you are over-controlled and have trouble being flexible? Do you struggle being intimate and engaging with emotions?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions this skills group may be for you.

People who have coped with anxiety, body image concerns, disordered eating, and depression have benefited from this group in the past. These sessions will teach you skills to help you become more open/flexible, decrease feelings of tension, and help you learn ways to be more effective in relationships. The time will be spent learning about yourself and others. We will discuss how you implement the skills between sessions and brainstorm ways to incorporate what you learn into your life.

Be ready to see change.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Dates and Time: Starting June 18 to August 20, 2020, this virtual group will meet weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sadi Fox at sjf2158@columbia.edu.

Facilitated by Annette Santiago-España, Ph.D. and Jennifer Drapkin, Ph.D.

Are you in the middle of a downward spiral of body negativity during this challenging time? If so, then know that you are not alone in your experience. This virtual support space will help students gain valuable information and useful suggestions on how to improve body image, enhance self-esteem, and develop a sense of compassion and self-respect. It may be especially useful for students who have previously experienced body image concerns and disordered eating.

This support space will begin with a brief check-in followed by exercises and activities you can do to boost your own positive body image. The focus will not be on symptoms or whether you want to change your body or not, but rather on reminding you that you can love yourself exactly as you are. Each session will end with a mindfulness or deep breathing exercise.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this group is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 11 to July 21, 2020, this virtual support space will meet on Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM EST.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please contact Dr. Annette Santiago-España at as3149@cumc.columbia.edu with "Body Positivity" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Sherina Persaud, Ph.D.

This is a psychoeducational group open to students who are seeking ways to find a sense of safety and connection during times of distress. It may be especially relevant for students who have survived highly adverse life experiences.  Meetings will be structured beginning with a mindfulness practice, introduction to the topic, followed by discussion. Topics will include psychoeducation on the autonomic nervous system and its role in regulating our emotional and physical states; exercises to increase awareness of somatic manifestations of traumatic stress; coping skills to address these concerns including grounding, diaphragmatic breathing, movement interventions, creating safe boundaries; and building resilience.

This group is open to students of all gender and sexual identities.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this group is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 11 to July 30, 2020, this virtual support space will meet on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr. Sherina Persaud at sp2586@cumc.columbia.edu with "Coping Skills" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Hillary Scudder, Psy.D.

This workshop is designed to help individuals who have experienced any kind of trauma understand the impact of trauma and learn tools to cope with the symptoms they might be experiencing. There will be no direct discussion of specific traumas. Each week, participants will be introduced to a new topic and learn a new skill to cope with the topic being addressed. This will be a seven week workshop and will address the following topics:

  • Introduction to trauma and trauma-related symptoms (Skill: Diaphragmatic breathing)
  • Trauma and the body/the physiology of trauma (Skill: Progressive Muscle Relaxation and self-care)
  • Trauma and emotions (Skill: mental, physical, and soothing grounding)
  • Trauma and anger (Skill: Time out and STOP)
  • Trauma and sleep (Skill: sleep hygiene and self-soothing)
  • Trauma and relationships (Skill: setting boundaries using “I” messages)
  • Trauma and healthy coping (Skill: review skills to date and Incorporating pleasurable activities)

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and time: From June 9 to July 21, 2020, this virtual workshop will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Scudder at hs3203@cumc.columbia.edu with “Coping with Trauma” in the subject line.

Facilitated by Rachel Rush, LCSW-R

This drop-in online community space proceeds from the belief that everyone has creative possibility, whether or not they have come into contact with this part of themselves before.  This group will help participants to discover their creative parts.  Creativity is an especially useful coping tool during difficult times and helps individuals to access their innate agency, resiliency, and flexibility.  A creative mindset allows one to think outside of the box, explore new possibilities, and uncover new ways of relating to oneself and others.

The group will begin with a 10-minute mindfulness practice offered by the facilitator.  The facilitator will then offer a creative prompt that allows participants to engage in self-reflection and self-expression (either through writing, poetry, visual art, music, etc).  We will then come back together as a group to share our responses to this creative prompt in order to learn from and be inspired by one another.  During the course of the group, participants will have the opportunity to show/perform any art, music, poetry, and the like that they have created in response to these difficult times.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy. 

Dates and Time:  From June 6 to August 28, 2020, this virtual group will meet on Fridays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET.

To learn more information or to get the Zoom link to join the group, please contact Rachel Rush at rr3126@cumc.columbia.edu with Cultivating Creativity and Resilience” in the subject line.

Facilitated by Weiyen Chung, PsyD, Wardeh Hattab, LCSW, and Esther Lee, PhD.

This is an interactive virtual space for students to engage in exploration of their racial/ethnic identity as Asian Americans or Asian internationals, with the backdrop of the current pandemic in mind. The virtual space will comprise nine weekly sessions with focus on providing relevant information and discussion as well as pragmatic ways to respond and disarm racial discrimination.

Due to the open and online nature of this drop-in group, this group is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is an interactive support space and not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 11 to August 6, 2020, the virtual space will be held on Thursdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET.

For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr. Chung at wc2714@cumc.columbia.edu, Wardeh Hattab at wch2119@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Lee at el2971@cumc.columbia.edu with “Asian Identity” in the subject line.

Topics:

  • Week 1/June 11: Introduction to Racial/Ethnic Identity Development Model and Acculturation
  • Week 2/June 18: Microaggressions, Racial Trauma & Cultural Stress
  • Week 3/June 25: Intergenerational Trauma & Historical Context of Discrimination Against Asians
  • Week 4/July 2: Model Minority Stereotype & Allyship with Other Minority Groups
  • Week 5/July 9: Extended Discussion and Integration of Weeks 1-4
  • Week 6/July 16: Coping & Action Strategies
  • Week 7/July 23: Racial Wellness Toolkit
  • Week 8/July 30: Resilience Exercises
  • Week 9/Aug 6: Reflective Discussion & Processing of the Group’s Experience

Facilitated by: Yaniv Philips, Ph.D., Shirley Matthews, Ph.D., Andrew Colitz, Ph.D., David Hittson, Ph.D., and Arielle Toporovsky, Ph.D.

Are you feeling scattered and stalled since your classes went virtual? Have you lost your way since your friends went home? Are you finding yourself consumed by the procrastination patterns you have been struggling with since senior year of high school? 

This virtual workshop may be what you need to turn the dial down on procrastination and finish the semester strong. This workshop will be facilitated by five CPS psychologists who are all passionate about the issue of helping students like you figure out how to let go of self-regulation problems and learn to take the necessary steps toward achieving their goals. 

Each one of the five one-hour interactive presentation sessions will be followed by a one-hour study hall. The Pomodoro method will shape the study hall.  This fun but powerful experience will look at underlying causes of procrastination, and introduce techniques such as use of goal setting, corporate style time management techniques, and how to use accountability to achieve what matters to you most. The workshop focus will be on the concerns of the Columbia University student, but all community members are welcome to participate. Come have fun and work on getting things done.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.  

6/12 - Session 1: The Cycle of Procrastination: To Do or To Not Do’ is that even the right question?

              Facilitator: Andrew Colitz, ac3844@columbia.edu

6/26 - Session 2: The Now Habit: Strategies that work toward achieving what matters to you

              Facilitator: Yaniv Phillips, pv2120@columbia.edu

7/10 - Session 3: What’s Fear Got to Do With it: Who am I or who do I think I am and why does that matter?

              Facilitator: David Hittson, dlh2129@columbia.edu

7/17 - Session 4: Living without (or at least less) Procrastination: Tips on how to stop postponing your life

              Facilitator: Arielle Toporovsky, at3378@columbia.edu

7/24 - Session 5: Get better at what you’re good at: Self-compassion as a means of facing the hard stuff

              Facilitator: Shirley Matthews, sm2158@columbia.edu

 

Dates and Time: From June 12 to July 24, 2020, this virtual group will meet on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the link to join the group, please contact one of the above facilitators with “FASTT” in the subject line.          

This space will provide international students who are away from family, friends, and home an opportunity to support each other and build coping skills through this challenging time. 

Among the topics we can discuss are: your 2020 summer; your thoughts about the upcoming fall semester; addressing your experiences with racial bias both here and in your home country; your feelings about returning to campus.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy. 

Dates and Time: From July 6 to July 27, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Mondays from 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Yaniv Phillips at py2120@cumc.columbia.edu with "International" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Arielle Toporovsky, Ph.D. and Shirley Matthews, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself crushed by even constructive criticism? Do you consider your successes as due to luck, timing or computer error? Do you agonize over the smallest flaws in your work? Do you hold on to the belief “If I can do it, anybody can”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this skills group may be for you.

The way in which you experience competence, measure success/failure determines how confident and competent you feel. If you join us for this workshop, we will provide you with skills that will help you find a different way of thinking about yourself and your competence. We will teach you how to let go of self-limiting beliefs and behaviors and help you free yourself to enjoy your achievements and take more risks.

Be ready to build your competence and embrace a new sense of confidence.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From July 31 to August 21, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET.

Session 1 - 7/31/20
Session 2 - 8/7/20 
Session 3 - 8/14/20
Session 4 - 8/21/20 

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Arielle Toporovsky at at3378@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Shirley Matthews at sm2158@cumc.columbia.edu with "Letting Go" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta, Ph.D.

  • Do you have feelings of guilt around eating or feel that food controls your life?
  • Do you reach out to food to cope with unpleasant feelings? Do you reject food in any way?
  • Do you feel like eating behaviors sometimes gets out of control?
  • Are you preoccupied with your physical appearance?
  • Would you like to Make Peace with Food?

This virtual, skill building support space aims to help develop a more peaceful relationship with food and one's body through learning about coping strategies to reduce reliance on food behaviors when facing difficult feelings.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy. 

Dates and Time: From June 11 to July 16, 2020, this virtual group will meet on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM ET.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta at ec2654@cumc.columbia.edu with "Peace with Food" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Andrew Colitz, Ph.D. and Esther Lee, Ph.D.

CPS is offering students with children a supportive, non-confidential discussion workshop. Working and studying from home with kids can feel unsustainable during a global pandemic. This situation is unprecedented; you’re essentially being asked to perform two full-time jobs. Cramped quarters and limited alone time can lead to increased arguments and tension. The situation can feel bleak, especially if you are a single parent or have children with developmental needs.

We are here to help manage the stress you and your children might be experiencing. Please join us for a virtual meet-up to help support you and offer potential suggestions to help get through this time.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Date and Time: This workshop will take place on June 26, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET.

For more information or receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Andrew Colitz at ac3844@cumc.columbia.edu with "Student and Parent" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Saul Gomez, Psy.D.

A weekly virtual gathering for self-identified men. ​

​It can be challenging for men to find spaces that offer support, validation, and encouragement as they deal with challenges related to eating and body dissatisfaction. This gathering will provide a safe space for joint exploration of these issues, with a focus on expectations and challenges unique to the male experience. ​

​Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy. ​ The facilitator respectfully requests that all participants have video enabled during the meetings. 

Dates and Time: Tentatively scheduled from June 11 to July 16, 2020, this virtual group will meeting on Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM ET.​

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr. Gomez at sbg2157@cumc.columbia.edu with "Men’s Eating" in the subject line.​

Facilitated by Adam Johnson, Ph.D. and Sherina Persaud, Ph.D.

Stress can take a toll on our bodies, lead to physical symptoms, chronic illness, or exacerbate pre-existing health issues. This skills group is for students who are wanting to improve their mental and physical well-being and develop an increased awareness of the mind/body connection. The group will incorporate body-oriented skills (i.e. meditation, guided imagery, movement, breath work, self-expression) as well as cognitive and acceptance-based skills known to build resilience, improve coping, and enhance well-being.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 9 to June 30, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

For more information or receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email Dr. Adam Johnson with at aj2755@columbia.edu “Mind/body group” in subject line.

Facilitated by Addette Williams, Ph.D. and Jennifer Drapkin, Ph.D.

Please join us for Mindfulness Breaks.  We invite you to set aside just 30 minutes for yourself to reconnect with your mind, body and spirit through a range of guided meditation practices and skills designed to ground, focus, and support compassionate presence and awareness. No prior experience necessary. 

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, the privacy and confidentiality of this workshop cannot be assured, though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: This drop-in online community space will Mondays at 5:00 PM from June 29 to July 27, 2020. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions. .  

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email either Dr. Addette Williams at alw65@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Jennifer Drapkin at jad214@cumc.columbia.edu with "Mindfulness Breaks" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Aisha Holder, Ph.D. or Shirley Matthews, Ph.D.

This is a six-session, hands-on experiential workshop based on some of the latest research on Mindful Self Compassion. Self compassion has been shown to be a powerful tool for improved coping and enhancing emotional well-being. It has been linked to less self-consciousness, reduction in rumination, shame, and to increased optimism, curiosity and gratitude.  Mindful self-compassion has also been associated with overall wellbeing and greater personal motivation.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 15 to July 27, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Mondays from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM ET. 

For more information or to receive the link to join the workshop, please contact Dr. Aisha Holder at amh2010@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Shirley Matthews at sm2158@cumc.columbia.edu with "Self Compassion" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Andrew Colitz, Ph.D.

CPS is offering a workshop to help deal with various losses that you might be feeling or experiencing, including: loss of real and perceived opportunities, loss of normalcy, loss of connection, loss of general safety, loss of independence and autonomy, loss of routines and sources of enjoyment. We are here to help offer suggestions and strategies to manage grief during this time. We will also incorporate mindfulness-based practices to help cope (“going to pieces without falling apart”) with the current situation.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 5 to June 19, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Fridays from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the link to join the discussion, please email Dr. Andrew Colitz at ac3844@cumc.columbia.edu with "Mourning & Mindfulness" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Marcia Stern, Ph.D. and Wardeh Hattab, LCSW

If the COVID-19 pandemic has left you feeling unmotivated, isolated, sad, or anxious about the future, this support space will help you to better navigate the current situation and to develop skills for future crises.  Using a resilience model based in positive psychology, the goal of the workshop is to increase your ability to adjust to negative events so that the quarantine can serve as a time of growth.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 12 to July 31, 2020, this virtual support group will be held on Fridays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. 

For more information or to receive the link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Marcia Stern at mis21@cumc.columbia.edu with "Resilience" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Michele Goldman, Psy.D. and Jennifer Liu, M.D.

This is a space for students who are currently struggling with sleep, either as a longstanding problem or as a new issue due to these uncertain times. This is an opportunity to be in a community and receive support from others who are also struggling.  Relying heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, this online support space will focus on various skills to begin to shift your sleep cycle, including focusing on daytime routine, nighttime routine, breaking bad habits, setting new rules for sleep, and logging sleep to monitor success. 

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, the privacy and confidentiality of this workshop cannot be assured, though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 18 to July 16, 2020, this virtual group will meet on Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. 

For more information, or to receive the Zoom line to join the group, please email Dr. Goldman at mg4199@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Liu at jl5679@cumc.columbia.edu with “Sleep SOS” in the subject line. 

Facilitated by Miriam Korn, Psy.D. and Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D

This workshop is designed to help couples nurture the positives in their relationship while they are quarantined together or living apart. We will provide skills for enhancing communication and building problem solving skills at this challenging time. The workshop is open to all Columbia students and their partners. 

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Time and Dates: From July 6 to July 27, 2020, this group will meet on Mondays from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Phillips at py2120@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Korn at msk2164@cumc.columbia.edu with “Couples” in the subject line.

Facilitated by Kori Bennett, Psy.D. and Vanessa Gonzalez-Siegal, M.A.

This is a drop-in online support space in which queer and trans (transgender and/or nonbinary) graduate and undergraduate students can share how they are caring for themselves with attention to identity, gender, and queerness during this uncertain time. This is an opportunity to be in community and to receive support from one another with regard to coping strategies, art, and sharing joy.

Due to the open and online nature of this drop-in group, this group is not private or confidential. Participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. Please note that this is a support space and not group therapy.

Dates and Time:  From June 4 to August 5, 2020, this virtual support space will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the link to join the group/support space, please contact Kori Bennett at kb2863@cumc.columbia.edu with "QT Community Care" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Hillary Scudder, Psy.D.

This workshop is for student Veterans adjusting to civilian life, especially the complexities of life in an academic setting. This group will provide an opportunity to share our successes and yet focus on problem-solving around difficulties with these life transitions. We will also work together to address some of the barriers to academic success at Columbia you may have encountered. In addition, this group will provide student Veterans with the opportunity to connect with other student Veterans and to identify ways students might use skills developed in the military to facilitate their transition to school.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: This dates and times of this workshop are TBD.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Scudder at hs3203@cumc.columbia.edu with “Veterans in Transition” in the subject line.

Facilitated by: Addette Williams, PhD and Keoshia Worthy, PhD

This is a support group for Black students to speak openly, check-in with each other, and share their own experiences about how they are impacted by the events in their communities and the world. We intend to create a safe a space to share without judgment and bias. Participation may help students feel a sense of community and improve self-care.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Date and Times: From June 11 to August 13, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Addette Williams at alw65@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Keoshia Worthy at kw2865@cumc.columbia.edu with "Space for Black Students" in the subject line.

 

Facilitated by Victoria Grosso, Ph.D.

A workshop for students who are sheltering in place away from home.

Many of us had to put our Summer plans on hold and are coping with uncertainty and loss. This workshop will explore ways to stay focused on our present experience, rediscovering things and places in our immediate environment, creating safe and nurturing spaces while we wait to move on.

Through simple Mindfulness Exercises we will learn how to bring our full attention and notice as for the first time our room, the objects in it, our street, familiar places on campus.  By staying present focused and “revisiting” our surroundings, we can avoid dwelling on worry thoughts and anticipatory anxiety about the future. This is an opportunity to reflect and share our experiences and receive support from one another.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this workshop is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From June 18 to July 16, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Dr. Victoria Grosso at vg2107@cumc.columbia.edu with "While We Wait" in the subject line.

This virtual workshop, stimulated by the murder of Vanessa Guillen, is a support space to talk about and validate concerns specific to women veterans. Coping skills for dealing with triggers and distress will be discussed.

Due to the open and online nature of this workshop, this group is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From July 21 to August 11, 2020, this virtual support group will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link to join the workshop, please email Marcia Stern, Ph.D. at mis21@cumc.columbia.edu with "Women Veterans" in the subject line.

If you don’t find something that meets your needs, please check back. We will add to our virtual offerings in the days to come.  You may also email Anne Goldfield, Associate Director of CPS for Community Outreach, with your suggestions at ag255@cumc.columbia.edu