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Annual Winter Roundtable

The Winter Roundtable is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education.

Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services

The Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services (DHCEPS) is an integral part of the teaching and training programs in Clinical, Counseling, School Psychology, Learning Disability and Reading Specialist. The Center works in a two-folded way; first it offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical coursework with practicum experience within a multidisciplinary setting. This training is foreseen by highly qualified supervisors.  Simultaneously, the DHCEPS offers affordable psychological and educational services to individuals, couples, and families residing in the nearby neighborhood of the New York City area. The emphasis is on respecting and working with clients from diverse, multicultural contexts regardless of age, racial and ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and religious or cultural affiliations.  Additionally, DHCEPS is committed to maintaining a liaison with community-based agencies and organizations such as schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics, among others. 

Global Mental Health Lab

At the Global Mental Health Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University, we focus on research and capacity-building in prevention and treatment of mental health conditions in under-resourced communities around the world. More specifically, our workshops and projects involve assessment, intervention, and policy. 
The lab is directed by Dr. Helen Verdeli and includes Ph.D. and M.A. students from the clinical psychology program at Teachers College. 
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Graduate Student Journal of Psychology

The Graduate Student Journal of Psychology (GSJP) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to clinical and counseling psychological research and practice. Articles are written and reviewed by graduate psychology students from around the world.

Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies

This clinical psychology lab is led by Dr. Christine B. Cha, and addresses practical questions about suicide and self-injury through clinical psychological science. LCDS intends to better understand why people hurt or kill themselves, and seeks ways to precisely and responsibly assess suicide risk. Our research pertains to both adulthood and adolescence, and aims to improve our understanding of suicide risk across the lifespan. For more information, visit our website ( and follow us on Twitter (

Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab

Laboratory headed by Professor George A Bonanno. Specializing in the study of how humans cope with extreme adversity.

Maternal Psychology Lab

This laboratory of maternal psychology aims to study the transition to motherhood, or “matrescence,” as a unique developmental phase within the female lifespan trajectory.  Few areas in psychology have developed as slowly as research and theory about mothers themselves. 

Psychoanalytic Fair

The Psychoanalytic Fair was created to disseminate information on the various types of psychoanalytic training available in the New York City metro area. It is also a vehicle to inspire potential psychoanalysts to enter the field and to promote psychoanalytic thought. 
The Psychoanalytic Fair will bring together area psychoanalytic institutes under one roof to provide detailed information about their training programs. Interested students and the public at large will be able to conveniently collect this diverse information in one place. Participating institutes will provide brochures and will have representatives to answer questions.

Psychotherapy, Technology & Disclosure Lab

The Psychotherapy, Technology & Disclosure Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University is led by Dr. Barry A. Farber, and is engaged in research studying technology & disclosure, lying in therapy, and the real world of supervision. 

Social Cognition and Career Lab

We are a group of passionate researchers and students interested in what motivates individuals to act without prejudice, how clinicians make perceptions of clients based on identifying information, group dynamics, and career development of both adolescents and adults. On our website, you will be able to find information on our team members, current projects, publications, and ways to get involved.

Sexuality, Women, and Gender Project

Founded in 2012, the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Project (SWG) was created to envision and implement the next wave of theories and practices to improve well-being in persons at the intersection of the above identities and social locations. This forum is located at Teachers College, Columbia University, a world-renowned training ground for the next generation of educators, researchers, practitioners, administrators, and activists. SWG’s mission is to play a vital role in the creation of research initiatives, innovative curriculum, and institutional programming on campus and with partners beyond.

Spirituality & Mind/Body Institute

The Spirituality and Mind-Body Institute supports training and research for the development of psychotherapists, healers, scholars and activitists. Graduate students build knowledge of research supporting spiritual and mind-body practices as well as hands on clinical training. Research within the Institute examines the direct effects of spirituality on thriving in youth, to include investigation at multiple levels of analyses (clinical, MRI, genotyping) on spirituality as protective against mental illness and as a source of resilience in building respectful relationships and personal meaning and purpose. Generous funding for the Spirituality and Mind-Body Institute comes from corporate and family foundations.

Contact: Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, Teachers College

Spirituality and Psychology Lab

Our lab is devoted to exploring the intersection of spirituality, positive psychology, mental health, and flourishing. Our research investigates developmental, neurological, clinical, and phenomenological expressions of spirituality, spiritual pathways to wellness and thriving, and spiritual growth in children, adolescence, and young adults.

The Stigma, Identity, and Intersectionality Research Team

Led by Dr. Brandon Velez, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education in the Counseling Psychology program, the Stigma, Identity, & Intersectionality research group focuses on the links of oppression and collective identity attitudes with mental health and career outcomes among sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic minority people. The lab is particularly interested in the experiences and well-being of populations with multiple stigmatized identities, such as racial and ethnic minority women and LGBTQ people of color.

Teachers College Resilience Center for Veterans and Families

The Resilience Center for Veterans & Families pairs groundbreaking research on human emotional resilience with clinical training of therapists to assist veterans and their families as they transition back to civilian life.

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