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Mental Health Services (MHS) offers a range of groups. Some are time-limited while others are open-ended; some focus on learning specific skills, others on providing a safe environment to explore difficult feelings and experiences. Those interested in joining a group should contact the group facilitator to schedule a confidential individual meeting to discuss your participation further.

International Students Drop-In Discussion Group

This monthly drop-in group addresses a series of issues specific to international students.  

  • Adjustment to new academic and social environments
  • Navigation of cultural and language differences
  • Experiences with political and institutional systems 
  • Family and relationship concerns
  • Intersecting identities
  • Coping with discrimination and/or bias 
  • Managing stress

For more information, or to register, please see our flyer or contact Dr. Sam Klugman sk4144@cumc.columbia.edu or (212) 305-3400.  

 

Mosaic: A Process Group for Women of Color

This weekly process group addresses a series of issues specific to individuals who self-identify as women.

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Identity concerns
  • Navigating emotions
  • Coping with racial discrimination/marginalization
  • Life balance

For more information, or to register, please see our flyer or contact Dr. Mica McGriggs mm5214@cumc.columbia.edu. The group began November 14 and will run every Tuesday, 5:30-7 pm.

Vicarious Trauma Drop-In Discussion Group

This monthly discussion group addresses the impact of working in the helping professions.

  • Feeling less interest in direct patient care
  • Difficulty not thinking about patient stories
  • Difficulty maintaining life outside professional responsibilities
  • Coping with frustration with systems
  • Experiencing strong emotional and/or physical responses to one's work

For more information, or to register, please see our flyer or contact Clinical Services Coordinator, Cary Bosak, LCSW ceb2024@cumc.columbia.edu