The Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University offers a range of practica experiences that are coordinated with the GMHP’s on-going general research programs. There are a variety of practica opportunities for individuals at different stages of their career. Details on current opportunities are provided below. This page will be updated continuously as new opportunities become available.
Please Note: Applicants must be enrolled in a Columbia University graduate program in Psychology or Public Health to apply.
GMHP WHO ICD-11 Collaboration Practica Opportunities
The GMHP WHO ICD-11 Collaboration offers opportunities for individuals at all stages of their careers to engage in pioneering work in the areas of diagnosis, culture and psychopathology and health services delivery. This collaboration offers the opportunity to engage with mental health professionals from around the globe. Click the button below or visit the Research section of our website to learn more about this research collaboration:
WHO ICD-11 Field Studies Internship – click link to download a detailed description
Read more about the Global Mental Health Program’s collaborating with the World Health Organization below.GMHP WHO ICD-11 Collaboration
Africa Mental Health Foundation Practica Opportunities
The GMHP has an ongoing collaboration with the Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) [more], which is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and directed by Dr. David Ndetei. The collaboration includes research investigations that address clinical priorities in the region as well as educational and training exchanges between our programs. AMHF is a non-governmental organization, operating in Kenya and the entire East African region and is now the premier Mental Health Research and Resource Centre in the region. Click the button below or visit the Research section of our website to learn more about this collaboration and potential practica opportunities:
AMHF Capacity Building and Advocacy Internship – click link to download a detailed descriptionGMHP AMHF Collaboration
Qualitative Analysis Opportunities
Over the past five years New York State has heavily expanded its efforts to integrate care through various initiatives funded at either the federal or state level. Data is used to identify structural, process, and contextual factors that help or hinder uptake of integration initiatives at different phases of the implementation process (i.e. at adoption, capacity-building, maturation and maintenance). In addition, the study will conduct key informant interviews at sites using the other mechanisms to integrate care to identify contrast factors that may be relevant to the implementation of integration through different means.Click the button below or visit the division website to learn more about this collaboration and potential practica opportunities:
Improving the Physical Health of People with Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Analysis – click link to download a detailed descriptionDivision of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, Columbia Psychiatry
Evaluating Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies
In an effort to address the need for an evidence base on the effectiveness of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), World Vision International and Columbia University have partnered in a research and learning project. The project focuses on documenting the impact of CFSs on children’s social and emotional wellbeing, sense of security and protection and – where appropriate – acquisition of skills and competencies. A series of six action-learning studies has been completed across a range of geographical contexts as well as types of emergencies (slow onset, rapid onset, conflict, natural disaster) to document the protective and restorative effectiveness of CFSs and identify good practice in design and implementation of interventions.
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Evaluating Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies – click link to download a detailed descriptionEvaluating Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies
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