News: Mental Health Care
3 Questions for…Lecturer Amy Kapadia
CSSW Lecturer Amy Kapadia has extensive clinical experience within the field of serious mental illness. Her research interests range from…
Healing Through Story
Danielle Sheeler (in red T-shirt) leads a creative writing workshop for teens at Writopia Lab. (Photo taken with permission.) At…
Journal Article Addresses Unique Mental Health Needs of China’s Migrant Children
Children of China’s many internal migrants have a hard time adjusting. Two alumni and a current student have co-written a…
A Response to Arthur Kleinman’s Lecture on Caregiving as Moral Experience
By Michael B. Friedman There is much to like about Arthur Kleinman’s brilliant work, but what I have always liked…
With New NIMH Grant, Cabassa and Stefančić Delve into Role of Peer Specialists in Delivering Health Interventions
Peer support among people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a practice with a longstanding tradition that is increasingly on…
CSSW and Cohen Veterans Network Form Partnership to Strengthen Field of Veterans’ Mental Health
Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW) and Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) have entered into a partnership to develop the…
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.
Mass Shooting Bandwagon Rolls Past the Bigger Problems in Mental Health
In the United States, more than half of people with serious mental illness do not get treatment at all. Perhaps if we addressed this crisis, we might also end up with fewer homicides, argues Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Friedman.
SWM-007: Social Work and the DSM-5, with Michael First and Janet Williams (2/2)
Welcome to Part 2 of our podcast featuring two DSM experts, Drs. Michael First and Janet Williams, talking about the implications of DSM-5 for social workers who deliver mental health services.
SWM-006: Social Work and the DSM-5, with Michael First and Janet Williams (1/2)
The impact of the release of the DSM-5 last year is still being felt. In this podcast, two DSM experts, Drs. Michael First and Janet Williams, discuss the key changes that appear in this edition and their implications for social workers in mental health fields.