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Lisa Miller Honored for Her Humanitarian Work

Lisa Miller Honored for Her Humanitarian Work

Lisa Miller, Associate Professor of Education, has been honored for her humanitarian and peace-building efforts by the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention (ATOP)/ Meaningful World. Published: 9/24/2012

New York Times Features TC's Spirituality and Mind-Body Psychology Program

New York Times Features TC's Spirituality and Mind-Body Psychology Program

The Times visited Covenent House The new Spirituality and Mind-Body concentration in TC's Clinical Psychology Program Published: 8/10/2012

Fighting Depression, One Village at a Time

An article in the Opinionator section of the New York Times, dicusses Professor Helen Verdeli's work on depression with villager's in Africa. Published: 7/18/2012

Lisa Miller Named to APA Council of Representatives

Lisa Miller Named to APA Council of Representatives

TC's Lisa Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, has been elected to serve on the American Psychological Association's Council of Representatives, the organization's governing body. Published: 6/22/2012

NIMH Grant to Support Postdoctoral Training in Global Mental Health

NIMH Grant to Support Postdoctoral Training in Global Mental Health

TC's Lena Verdeli is collaborating on the grant with colleagues from the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Published: 5/22/2012

TC's Bonanno:

TC's Bonanno: "We underestimate the human capacity to thrive after trauma"

In an interview published in the Anchorage Daily News, the Professor of Psychology and Education says most people bounce back after extreme trauma and loss. Published: 1/22/2012

The New Face of Sadness

The New Face of Sadness

George Bonanno has redefined our thinking about grief and resilience Published: 1/3/2012

Talk to Me

Talk to Me

Rumors of psychotherapy's demise continue to be greatly exaggerated, says Barry Farber. As Woody Allen might argue: We need the eggs Published: 12/16/2011

NIMH Grant to Support Postdoctoral Training in Global Mental Health

Lena Verdeli

Lena Verdeli

TC faculty member Lena Verdeli is co-recipient of a federal grant to launch a fellowship training program in global mental health. Verdeli , who has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology effective this coming September 1, directs the Global Mental Health lab at Teachers College. She is collaborating on the grant with colleagues from the New York State Psychiatric Institute.  The program will be the first of its kind ever funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

The title of the grant is “Global Mental Health Research Fellowship: Interventions That Make a Difference.” The grant will allow for fellows to take courses at Columbia schools, including Teachers College. Verdeli has argued that to “confront the mental health challenges of the twenty-first century” – including depression, which is on pace to become one of the most burdensome medical issues for developing nations – the field of psychology “must adapt its methods to local settings and resources.”  Among other work, she has studied interpersonal psychotherapy in AIDS-afflicted communities in Uganda, training community members to conduct group therapy—a method that is both cost-effective and well-suited to people in that society, who, in Verdeli’s words, “experience themselves primarily as community and family members rather than individuals.”

(5/22/2012)

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