Support Groups

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

This is a five-week virtual workshop for all Columbia students who are currently struggling with managing their anxiety. Whether this is a new or old issue, this workshop will focus on how to manage the emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral impact of anxiety. We will learn ways to challenge and reshape our anxious thoughts, as well as learn various relaxation techniques. The goal of the workshop is to confront anxiety provoking situations, to prevent anxiety symptoms from negatively impacting your life, and improve your overall level of functioning. This group is not intended for students with obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD related disorders (e.g., hoarding, trichotillomania, etc.). Due to the evolution of skills learned, enrollment to this group will be closed after the second session.

Due to the open and online nature of this group, this 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 virtual skill building support space and not group therapy.

Dates and Time: This group is currently full - Please email group leaders to be added to the waitlist for the next workshop.

For more information, please email Dr. Michele Goldman at mg4199@cumc.columbia.edu and Dr. Jennifer Liu at jl5679@cumc.columbia.edu with “Anxiety Management” in the subject line.

Facilitated by: Motoni Fong Hodges, Ph.D.

This is a supportive community space open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are on the autism spectrum. We will meet once a week via Zoom to connect and converse with others on selected topics of mutual interest.  

Due to the open and online nature of this virtual drop-in space, this is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and practice discretion. This is intended to be an interactive support space, not group therapy. 

Dates and Time: TBA

For more information, please email Motoni Fong Hodges, Ph.D., mh2759@cumc.columbia.edu with "Autism Support Group" in the subject line. 

Facilitated by Debra Domenech, Ph.D.

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences in life. This is further complicated during a pandemic. If you would like a space where you can share with peers who are also going through this, you are invited to come. This will be a space for graduate and undergraduate students to meet and support each other.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, it is not private nor confidential. Participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. Please note that this is a support space, not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From DATE to DATE, this virtual group will meet on Fridays from 1:00 – 2:15 PM ET.

For more information, please email Debra Domenech, Ph.D. at dd2034@cumc.columbia.edu with "Bereavement" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Victoria Grosso, Ph.D.

This group will address ways to reconnect with ourselves and others.  We will practice simple exercises involving movement, relaxation, visualization and breathing techniques to ground ourselves and improve our focus.  We will discuss how to overcome barriers that get in the way of our confidence and effectiveness, avoiding negativity, self-criticism, and self-blame.  In this virtual space we will experience new ways of giving to and receiving from others.  Strengthening our relationships and building our inner strength will help us achieve our goals. 

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not guaranteed to be 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 educational and support space; it is not group therapy. The facilitators respectfully request that all participants have video enabled during the meetings.   

Dates and Time: From DATE to DATE, this virtual group will meet on Thursdays from 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM ET.

For more information, please email Dr. Victoria Grosso at vg2107@cumc.columbia.edu with "Strong Inner Self" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Annette Santiago-España, Ph.D. and Aisha Holder, Ph.D.

This support space is for women of color seeking refuge during these challenging times. During this seven-week series, participants will focus on how to sustain themselves in the face of gendered racism. More specifically, participants will develop skills and be empowered to accept their strengths and growth areas, declare their own authentic beauty, build community, practice self-compassion, and be intentional about reclaiming their overall health. Participants will learn how to integrate gratitude practices into their daily lives—which has been found to have long-lasting, soul-enriching benefits. 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. 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: TBA

For more information, please contact Dr. Annette Santiago-España at as3149@cumc.columbia.edu with "Compassion for the Soul" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Saúl Gomez, Psy.D.

Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) is currently the gold-standard intervention for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This support space is for students living with OCD who are interested in learning about EX/RP and how they can implement it to reduce the negative impact of obsessions and compulsions on their lives.

The initial sessions of the workshop will be dedicated to learning about OCD and EX/RP through material presented by the facilitator and selected readings. Participants will then perform a comprehensive assessment of their obsessions, compulsions, and their personal impact with guidance from the facilitator. Next, participants will develop individualized exposure plans to be implemented between support group meetings (and potentially in-session when appropriate). The semester will wind down with participants developing plans for how they can continue to build on the progress they’ve made during the semester on their own.

This support space will allow students to learn more about EX/RP and begin to implement it with the support and encouragement of other students living with OCD.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this group is not private or confidential. 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 DATE to DATE, this virtual support space will meet on Thursdays at 4:00 PM ET.

For more information, please contact Dr. Saúl Gomez, Psy.D. at sbg2157@cumc.columbia.edu with "Coping with OCD" 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 nine-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 emotions (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 relationships (Improving intimacy and building relationships)
  • Trauma and healthy coping (Skill: review skills to date and Incorporating pleasurable activities)
  • Evidence-based treatments for trauma and PTSD

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 September 27 to November 29, 2021, this virtual support space will meet on Mondays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET.

For more information, 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: This virtual workshop and support space will meet on Fridays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET.

For more information, please contact Rachel Rush at rr3126@cumc.columbia.edu with Cultivating Creativity and Resilience” in the subject line.

Facilitated by Vincent Kiefner, Ph.D.

Are you a doctoral student who hopes to graduate in the next year? Do you find yourself running into one obstacle after another as you strive to complete your thesis? Are you able to devote enough energy to your advisor’s research while also trying to focus on your own independent studies? Could you use some assistance in how to speak with your advisor because you sense tension in the relationship? CPS can help. We are providing a supportive virtual space that is open to doctoral level students in the final 2 years of their program. The group offers an opportunity to identify and discuss obstacles that may be delaying the completion of your degree; in addition, the group will work together to devise strategies for navigating these obstacles.

Due to the open and online nature of this virtual drop-in space, this is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and practice discretion. This is intended to be an interactive support space and not group therapy.

Dates and Time: TBA

For more information about this support space, please contact Dr. Vincent Kiefner at vpk2112@cumc.columbia.edu with “Doctoral Student” in the Subject line

Facilitated by Renee Gibbs, Ph.D.

This support space is designed for students who wish to change their eating behaviors through skill-building. Binge eating and overeating in response to emotions can cause significant mental health distress and physical health concerns. This group features a skills-based approach to provide knowledge and teach skills for healthy eating behavior and coping with emotional stressors. This support space is dynamic and engaging and will help group members identify problematic eating patterns, learn about physical and emotional triggers for binge and overeating, and develop adaptive coping skills and eating behaviors.

This group will include six weekly 60 minute sessions. Sessions are designed to be taken in sequential order and not adapted for drop-in participation.

Dates and Time: From September 29 to October 3, thus virtual support space will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET.

For more information, please email Dr. Renee Gibbs at rg3330@cumc.columbia.edu. with "Emotional Eating" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Andrew Colitz, Ph.D.; David Hittson, Ph.D.; Shirley Matthews, Ph.D.; Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D.; Arielle Toporovsky, Ph.D.

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 CPS psychologists who are all passionate about the issue of helping students figure out how to let go of self-regulation problems and learn to take the necessary steps toward achieving their goals. 

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. 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 thought participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion In addition please note this is a skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: This workshop will on the following Fridays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021.

For more information or to register, please contact Andrew Colitz, Ph.D. at ac3844@cumc.columbia.edu, David Hittson, Ph.D. at dlh2129@cumc.columbia.edu, Shirley Matthews, Ph.D. at sm2158@cumc.columbia.edu, Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D. at py2120@cumc.columbia.edu, and Arielle Toporovsky at at2278@cumc.columbia.edu.

Facilitated by Addette Williams, Ph.D.

The Koru Basic Mindfulness and Meditation course consists of 4 weekly 75-minute classes specifically designed to address the needs of emerging adults. Graduates of the course report feeling more rested, calmer, experience less self-judgment, and more mindfulness. A commitment to all 4 weeks is required, as is 10 minutes of daily homework. *** Registration is required

Dates and Time: From September 27 to October 18, 2021, this course will meet on Mondays from 5:30 – 6:45 PM ET.

For more information or to register, please email Dr. Addette Williams at alw65@cumc.columbia.edu with "Koru Meditation course" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Kim Nguyen, Psy.D.

Amidst the busyness of our daily lives, you are invited to participate in an 8-week meditative journey of “landing” as we return back to campus.  In these sessions, we will take a break from our weekly commitments to practice intentional cultivation of compassion towards ourselves and others, so that we can stand in witness to the fragments produced by the pandemic.  These fragments could be a loss of a loved one(s), witnessing our loved ones losing their loved ones, and/or the loneliness of isolation and disconnection. We will also practice witnessing gratitude and honoring hope.    

The meditation for each session will be guided, with an optional writing theme that will be introduced at the beginning of each session.  The writing activity is to encourage reflection and, again, it is optional.  Participants will not be required to share or submit their writing.  Due to the open and online nature of this support space, please keep in mind that we cannot ensure privacy or confidentiality.  In addition, please note that this is a supportive space; not group therapy.   

Dates and Time: This workshop will on the following Wednesdays at 12:00 PM ET: September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2021.

For more information, please email Dr. Kim Nguyen, Psy.D. at ktn2119@cumc.columbia.edu  with “Meditative Landing” in subject line.    

Facilitated by Deborah Ohm, Psy.D.

If you...

  • Have intense emotions that are overwhelming or seem to “last forever.”  
  • Find yourself acting impulsively on emotions alone.  
  • Have trouble identifying how you feel in the moment. 
  • Struggle with communicating with the people in your life.

... then this virtual support space is for you. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, known as DVT, is an evidence-based treatment focused on helping those who suffer from intense and painful emotions through the use of mindfulness and other adaptive skills. In this group, you will learn… 

  • How to manage the storm when you are feeling overwhelmed and upset and not make the situation worse.  
  • Long-term strategies to decrease your vulnerability to the emotional ups and downs and increase positive feelings.  
  • How to communicate more effectively with your friends, family, professors, and classmates. 
  • To expand your perspective and validate yourself and others.  
  • To improve your focus, attention, and awareness of your mental states to make better decisions and to cope better. 

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: Staring September 21 until December 14, 2021, this virtual support space will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM.  

For more information, please email Dr. Ohm at do2415@cumc.columbia.edu and put “DBT group” in the subject line.   

Facilitated by Adam Johnson, 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, breathwork, 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 October 14 to November 18, 2021, this virtual support space will meet on Thursdays at 11:00 AM ET. 

For more information, please email Dr. Adam Johnson with at aj2755@columbia.edu with “Mind/body group” in subject line.

Facilitiated by Lucia Haladjian Ph.D.

Identifying, understanding, and expressing our emotional needs within relationships can be challenging. Whether it is with family members, friends, peers, or partners, this support space will allow students to process various interpersonal issues that they have experienced, especially during the social transitions of the pandemic. By exploring strategies to enhance assertive communication and manage safe boundaries, this support space is aimed at enhancing our abilities to foster healthy, authentic and fulfilling relationships.

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

Due to the open and online nature of this group, this space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. This is intended to be an interactive support space and not group therapy. 

Dates and Time: From September 28 to October 26, 2021, this virtual support space will meet for five consecutive Tuesdays from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET.

For more information, please email Dr. Lucia Haladjian at lh2483@cumc.columbia.edu with “Navigating Boundaries” in the subject line.

Facilitated by Yaniv Philips, Ph.D.

Are you feeling scattered and stalled since your classes went virtual? Are you finding yourself consumed by the procrastination patterns you have been struggling with for some time?

This 4-session virtual workshop may be what you need to turn the dial down on procrastination and finish the semester strong. This workshop will help you figure out how to let go of self-regulation problems and learn to take the necessary steps toward achieving your goals. 

We will look at underlying causes of procrastination, and introduce techniques such as the use of goal setting, 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.  

Dates and Time: This virtual workshop will meet on the following Fridays from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET: October 29, November 5, 12 and 19, 2021.

For more information, please email Dr. Yaniv Phillips at py2120@cumc.columbia.edu with "Procrastination" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Motoni Fong Hodges, Ph.D., Daniel Chiarilli, Ph.D.

QuAC is a friendly, supportive space for LGBTQ students from all of Columbia's graduate and professional schools, as well as the School of General Studies. Come meet students from other programs, learn about resources at Columbia and identify and discuss and issues relevant to our communities.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not guaranteed to be 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 educational and support space; it is not group therapy. The facilitators respectfully request that all participants have video enabled during the meetings.  

Dates and Time: From September 16, 2021 to May 19, 2022, this virtual space will meet every 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET.

For more information, contact Motoni Fong Hodges at mh2759@cumc.columbia.edu, Daniel Chiarilli at dbc15@columbia.edu with "QuAC" in the subject line.

Biweekly support space that centers current issues and topics related to queer and trans students at Columbia University. If you are interested in joining this space, please fill out the interest form (available by request).

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

This is an online support space for queer and trans (transgender and/or nonbinary) graduate and undergraduate students centering on specific current issues and topics related to queer and trans communities. Due to the open and online nature of this drop-in space, 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: This virtual support space will meet biweekly on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET.

For more information or to receive the interest form for the space, please contact Dr. Kori Bennett at kb2863@cumc.columbia.edu with "QT Talks" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Andrew Colitz, Ph.D.

A lot of people are thrilled with reopening and returning to in-person classes and activities. But there’s also considerable social anxiety. Studying and working remotely has lead to feeling protected in our controlled environments for more than a year. Returning to school full-time is a drastic change. One may feel less inclined to socialize, go on dates or meet new people. One of the biggest hurdles will be to find out what is comfortable for you. This supportive workshop will help develop strategies to enhance self-awareness and self-regulation in order to more effectively deal with stress and social anxiety. 

Please note this is a support space and not traditional group therapy. Due to the open and online nature of this workshop, this group is not private or confidential, but participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion.

Dates and Time: Starting September 24, 2021, this virtual support space will meet on Fridays from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET.

For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Colitz at ac3844@cumc.columbia.edu with “Return To Campus” in the subject line.

Facilitated by 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.

Dates and Time: This virtual workshop will meet on the following Mondays from 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET: November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021.

For more information, please email Dr. Phillips at py2120@cumc.columbia.edu with “Couples” in the subject line.

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

This is a space for all Columbia students who are currently struggling with sleep, either as a longstanding problem or as a new issue. In this virtual support space, we will teach cognitive behavioral skills specific for insomnia, to help improve both quantity and quality of sleep. As part of the program, we will develop better sleep hygiene by shifting your sleep cycle, focusing on daytime/nighttime routines, breaking bad habits, setting new rules for sleep, and completing a weekly sleep diary to monitor success. Due to the evolution of the skills learned, enrollment to this group will be closed after the second virtual session.

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 October 20 to November 17, 2021, this virtual support space will meet on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET. 

For more information, please email Dr. Goldman at mg4199@cumc.columbia.edu and Dr. Liu at  jl5679@cumc.columbia.edu with “Sleep SOS” in the subject line.

Facilitated by Weiyen Chung, PsyD.

This is a virtual support space for Asian International and Asian American Columbia students to speak openly about their own experiences and reactions to the recent increase in anti-Asian violence in a safe environment. The goal is to create a holding space where students can feel a sense of community and solidarity during this challenging time.

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 a virtual support space and not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From September 30 to November 18, 2021, this virtual support space will be held on Thursdays from 3:00 4:00 PM ET.

For more information, please contact Dr. Weiyen Chung at wc2714@cumc.columbia.edu with “Asian Student Support” in the Subject line.

Facilitated by Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta, Ph.D.

This is a support group for Latinx students to speak openly, check-in with each other, and share their experiences of how they are impacted by the events in their communities and the world. We aim to provide a safe space to share without judgment and bias. Participants will learn coping strategies, feel a sense, of community and improve self-care.

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 an energy refueling, skill building support space; it is not group therapy.

Dates and Time: From September 24 to December 17, 2021, this virtual support space will meet on Fridays from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET.

For more information, please email Dr. Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta at ec2654@cumc.columbia.edu with "Latinx" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Shirley Matthews, Ph.D.

This virtual workshop will focus on ways to get yourself organized and making progress even when you're not sure where you are headed. Participants will learn how to set priorities when there is too much to do and how to break free of procrastination. Techniques that can help you learn how to let go of time-wasting behaviors, as well as how to cope with interruptions and everyday time demands will be taught. All of this will be built on a foundation of safety and accountability. 

This group might be just what you need to help avoid the secret pleasures of mismanaging time and put you in position to achieve your important long-term goals.

Please note this is a support space and not traditional group therapy. Due to the open and online nature of this workshop, this group is not private or confidential, but participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion.

Dates and Time:  From September 21 to December 7, 2021, this virtual workshop will be held on Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET.

For more information, please contact Dr Shirley Matthews at sm2158@cumc.columbia.edu with "Time Management" 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.

Fall 2021 Dates and Time: TBA

For more information, please email Dr. Scudder at hs3203@cumc.columbia.edu with “Veterans in Transition” in the subject line.

Facilitated by Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D.

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 thoughts about the 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 October 1 to 8, 2021, this virtual support group will meet on from 12:00 1:30 PM ET.

For more information, please email Dr. Yaniv Phillips at py2120@cumc.columbia.edu with "International" in the subject line.

Facilitated by Marcia Stern, Ph.D.

This support space is designed exclusively for Women Veterans to connect with and to empower each other.

Topics will include:

  • Coping with Imposter Syndrome
  • Anxiety and Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Impact of Military Sexual Trauma
  • Balancing Academics and Other Responsibilities

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: Starting October 1, 2021, this virtual support space will meet biweekly on Fridays from 4:00 5:00 PM ET.

For more information, please contact Dr. Marcia Stern 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