News: Clinical Psychology
Congratulations to Dr. Carmela Alcántara for Receiving Tenure at Columbia University
An exceptionally productive scholar, Alcántara has developed a research program that advances health equity on behalf of Latinx immigrants and…
Social Impact LIVE: Ellen Lukens and Helle Thorning Reflecting on 9/11, Loss, and Resiliency
On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Richard Hara is joined by Dr. Ellen Lukens and Dr. Helle Thorning to discuss…
The Challenges Facing Psychotherapists in the New Political Climate
In an online event held on April 18, adjunct professor and Dean of Admissions at Ackerman Institute for the Family Walter…
New Resource Co-edited by Grace Christ Focuses on Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer
Professor Emerita Grace Christ, with two other pioneers in the field of oncology social work, has produced the first handbook of oncology social work, published by Oxford University Press.
SWM-015: How the Business World Can Benefit from a Human-Centered Approach, with Mark Rodgers
In this podcast we talk to Mark Rodgers about his career path combining training in Rogerian psychotherapy with running his own marketing agency. Rodgers was a participant in one of this year’s clinical grand rounds.
Caring for Family Members with Severe Mental Illness: Dr. Rachel Pruchno’s Story
Mental illness is back in the news with the revelation that a young German pilot deliberately brought down Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps on March 24, killing all 150 on board. This report on a clinical ground rounds talk by Dr. Rachel Pruchno provides a useful framework for some of the issues under debate.
Licensed Professionals: Join New Workshop Series on Complicated Grief Treatment
Experts agree that the most important factor in a successful grief experience is support for the bereaved. But what if the grieving person gets stuck, and no amount of support seems to be enough? Professor Katherine Shear is offering a new CGT workshop series for grief counselors and other health care professionals.
How Laurie Marsden (MSW’99) Evolved into Helping Other Women Evolve
Based in part on her personal evolution and in part on her study of clinical social work and years of experience as a psychotherapist, Laurie Marsden (MSW’99) has entered a new phase of her career. She has launched an online therapy program that aims to help other women evolve.
In Honor of World Mental Health Day, Paying Tribute to CSSW’s DBT Training
The Columbia School of Social Work is becoming an incubator for training specialists in an innovative treatment method known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Does Robin Williams’ Suicide Represent a Larger Mental Health Crisis? Professor Dana Alonzo
The Communications Office talks to Professor Dana Alonzo about the tragic death of Robin Williams, her studies of suicidality, and what can be done to reverse America’s rising suicide rates, particularly among men in Williams’ age category.