Workshops and Trainings

Columbia Health units offer a variety of workshops and trainings on a broad range of issues that focus on developing a certain skill or focusing on a particular topic.

Sessions may already be scheduled out for the term or are available by request, indicated below by offering.

Offerings

  • Taking a harm-reduction approach, this workshop aims to increase understanding of the effects of alcohol on the body, discuss protective behaviors to utilize while drinking, describe in what ways parties can be hosted in smart, safe, and responsible manner, and to walk through ways to be an active bystander in situations where alcohol is present.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Workshops addressing barriers and skills development to intervene in situations of violence. Learn more about bystander intervention 
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Workshops discussing communication, consent and having positive sexual experiences and relationships
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Practical help in nurturing the positives in a relationship and improving problem solving skills and communication
  • Facilitated by CPS: Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D., py2120@cumc.columbia.edu and Wendy Greenspun, Ph.D., wg31@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Participants do not need to preregister and can chose to attend all or as many of the sessions offered as helpful. Interested students should contact group leaders
  • All sessions held in the CPS main office on Lerner 8 
  • Scheduled by term
  • This workshop is a skills-based training program designed to help Columbia students effectively recognize and respond to others exhibiting indicators of distress. Students can be a helper and connect peers to resources on- and off-campus. The training is focused on understanding, re-framing, referring, and self-care.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Two distinct workshops: How to maximize your academic experience; Social and Cultural Life.
  • Facilitated by CPS:  Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D., py2120@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Participants do not need to preregister and can chose to attend all or as many of the sessions offered as helpful. Interested students should contact group leaders
  • All sessions held in the CPS main office on Lerner 8 
  • Scheduled by term
  • Learn grounding and breathing techniques, as well as practices for self-compassion and equanimity. Practice the 4 traditional meditation postures that allow for formal and informal practice at home or on the go. Includes resources, such as readings and links to guided meditations to support their individual practices.
  • The goal is for students to leave the group with new strategies to meet the inevitable challenges that arise in daily living, and understand when and why a particular mindfulness practice might be helpful.
  • Facilitated by CPS: Addette Williams, PhD alw65@columbia.edu.
  • Participants do not need to preregister and can chose to attend all or as many of the sessions offered as helpful. Interested students should contact group leaders
  • All sessions held in the CPS main office on Lerner 8 
  • Scheduled by term
  • A hands-on, 4-session sequential workshop.
  • Facilitated by CPS: Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D., py2120@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Participants do not need to preregister and can chose to attend all or as many of the sessions offered as helpful. Interested students should contact group leaders
  • All sessions held in the CPS main office on Lerner 8 
  • Scheduled by term
  • A variety of workshops discussing definitions, dynamics, and behaviors related to sexual violence, IPV, stalking, dating violence and sexual harassment
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Getting a good night’s rest means more than just feeling refreshed in the morning — prioritizing zzzs is supportive of overall health and academic success by increasing focus and ability to retain more information. This workshop will describe what it means to practice good sleep hygiene and discuss ways to overcome common barriers to maximizing bedtime performance (sleep).
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Life and school can be stressful but there are many ways to manage your stress in a positive way. Learn about tips and tricks to help you manage your stress and become more familiar with resources available on campus that can provide support.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Trainings on useful services and skills to support survivors
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • Making informed choices about how to use available time can set the stage for academic success. Participants will discuss factors that impact time-choice, managing time effectively, building a balanced schedule, and learn about tools for overcoming procrastination.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form

Workshops for Students Registered with Disability Services

  • Jump start studying and refine test-taking skills. Topics include cumulative review, creating a study schedule, staying better focused on studying, prioritizing study time, using effective test-taking strategies, preventing test anxiety, and study strategies and tools.
  • Facilitated by Disability Services Learning Specialist, Sandra Gomez
  • All sessions held at Disabilities Services office – Wien Hall, Suite 108A
  • Students need to RSVP by 12pm the day before the workshop. RSVP to sjg2176@cumc.columbia.edu.
  • Fall 2018 schedule
    • Thursday, December 13: 5pm-6pm
    • Friday, December 7: 11am-12pm
  • Focus on short-term study strategies and create a study plan. Informal Q&A is also encouraged. Bring all study guides and materials needed to help make a study schedule.
  • Facilitated by Disability Services Learning Specialist, Sandra Gomez
  • All sessions held at Disabilities Services office – Wien Hall, Suite 108A
  • Students need to RSVP by 12pm the day before the workshop. RSVP to sjg2176@cumc.columbia.edu.
  • Fall 2018 schedule
    • Tuesday, December 11: 12pm-1pm
  • Learn how to use time wisely on independent work, tips for getting started, and managing writer’s block. Participants will be introduced to some helpful tools for breaking down long-term assignments.
  • Facilitated by Disability Services Learning Specialist, Sandra Gomez
  • All sessions held at Disabilities Services office – Wien Hall, Suite 108A
  • Students need to RSVP by 12pm the day before the workshop. RSVP to sjg2176@cumc.columbia.edu.
  • Fall 2018 schedule
    • Friday, October 5: 11am – 12pm
    • Tuesday, November 13: 12pm- 1pm
  • Interactive workshop designed to help evaluate and improve the effectiveness of your current study methods and time-management techniques, set goals for the semester, and create an action plan for success. Attendees are encouraged to take this learning preference inventory prior to the workshop: http://vark-learn.com/the-vark-questionnaire/
  • Facilitated by Disability Services Learning Specialist, Sandra Gomez
  • All sessions held at Disabilities Services office – Wien Hall, Suite 108A
  • Students need to RSVP by 12pm the day before the workshop. RSVP to sjg2176@cumc.columbia.edu.
  • Fall 2018 schedule
    • Thursday, September 20: 12pm-1pm
    • Tuesday, September 25: 4pm-5pm
    • Friday, September 28: 11am-12pm

Customized Requests

For organizations or groups with a more specific programming request, both the Alice! Health Promotion and Sexual Violence Response teams may be able to tailor workshops and trainings to meet your needs. Contact alice@columbia.edu or svresponse@columbia.edu to connect with a staff member and discuss your request. Not sure where about where’s best to direct your inquiry? Contact health@columbia.edu.

Workshop Access

If you require disability accommodations to attend any of these events, please contact 212-854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu at least 2 business days in advance of the event.