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

  • This workshop focuses on the role that alcohol may play in a professional setting. With alcohol being omnipresent in many networking opportunities, this workshop aims to increase understanding of the effects of alcohol on the body, discuss protective behaviors to utilize while drinking, and to walk through ways to be an active bystander in situations where alcohol is present. Participants discuss factors that impact their choices around alcohol usage and how to navigate difficult situations.     
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • Scheduled by request: submit form
  • 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 Priyam Talreja, Ph.D., pt2519@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 
  • Mondays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Fall 2019 Semester Dates: 11/18, 11/25, 12/2 and 12/9/19
  • 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
  • People form all different types of relationships throughout their lives, and these relationships can take on various traits which can help or hinder their well-being. This workshop will help participants to identify characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and discuss how unhealthy relationships may differ from abusive relationships.
  • 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 and Priyam Talreja, Ph.D., pt2519@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 
  • Fridays, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Fall 2019 Semester Dates: 9/27 and 10/4/19
  • 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 
  • Mondays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Fall 2019 Semester Dates: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 and 11/11/19
  • 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
  • Stress management, sleep, and nutrition are key elements of a student’s well-being. Participants will learn about why these behaviors are important, strategies for incorporating them into their lives, and resources available on campus that can provide support.
  • Facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion
  • 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
  • Trainings on useful services and skills to support survivors
  • Facilitated by SVR
  • Scheduled by request: submit form

This 3-session workshop, led by a former college-athlete, Dr. Keoshia Worthy, focuses on preparing student-athletes for mentally returning to their sport post-injury. This workshop will provide student-athletes with psychological interventions to facilitate injury recovery.

Learn about the psychological responses to injury, the three phases of injury and recovery, and how psychological interventions can be used in sport injury prevention.

  • Facilitated by CPS: Keoshia Worthy, Ph.D., kw2865@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Dates: 10/22, 10/29, & 11/5
  • Location: Dodge Squash Court 12

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, less self-judgment and more mindfulness. A commitment to all 4 weeks is required, as is 10 minutes of daily homework.

Contact group leader: Addette Williams, Ph.D., alw65@cumc.columbia.edu if interested:

  • Class #1:  Mondays, 5:15-6:30 pm

Dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21

  • Class #2:  Wednesday, 12:15-1:30 pm

Dates: Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20

  • Class #3:  Mondays, 5:15-6:30 pm

Dates: Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2

  • 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 schedule
    • Friday, November 15: 12pm-1pm
  • 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 2019 schedule
    • Friday, December 6: 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 2019 schedule
    • Thursday, October 24: 12pm – 1pm
  • This workshop is designed to help you to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of your current time management techniques and study methods, set goals for the semester, and create an action plan for success. Please rsvp to sjg2176@cumc.columbia.edu by 12pm the day before the workshop.
  • Fall 2019 schedule: 
    • Thursday, September 12: 5pm-6pm
    • Tuesday, September 17:  12pm-1pm

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.