News: Mental Health Services

Addressing the Psychological Fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic

In mobilizing a response to the coronavirus, policymakers have yet to consider the mental health implications. A long-time member of…

March 18 @ 3:46 am

Michael Friedman & Camille Alleyne: What Does the First Step Act Do for People with Mental Illness?

Adjunct professor teams up with MSW student to assess the impact of landmark criminal justice reform on justice-involved people with…

June 24, 2019 @ 8:27 pm

In Honor of Doctoral Alumna Alice P. Lin, A Scholarship & Lecture Series on Public Policy and Administration

The Columbia School of Social Work announces the creation of the Alice P. Lin Lecture and Doctoral Scholarship in honor…

July 18, 2018 @ 9:56 pm

Austin Lecture 2017: Social Workers Need to Understand Impact of Cyber-interaction on Adolescents

Lucille N. Austin, who taught for many years at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, was an early proponent of…

April 12, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

Cabassa and Stefančić to Evaluate Project Serving Philadelphia’s Homeless with Integrated Health Care and Housing

A new initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recruited Associate Professor Leopoldo J….

October 21, 2016 @ 9:45 pm

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…

August 19, 2016 @ 9:20 pm

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…

June 27, 2016 @ 6:43 pm

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.

March 25, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

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.

March 6, 2014 @ 12:15 am

Professor Friedman: We Need “Assertive” Mental Health Services

Read the responses given by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael B. Friedman to a debate concerning the effectiveness of the U.S. policy of deinstitutionalization of mental health services, organized by MedPageToday.com.

February 18, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

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