I. Cognitive-Behavioral Mental Health Skills for Study/Work Abroad & International Students

As a result of her recent experiences living abroad as a Fulbright professional as well as interacting with younger Fulbright teaching assistants and other college-age students, Dr. Gottlieb has developed a cognitive-behavioral stress-management skills program curriculum for young adults preparing to live abroad. The goal of these workshops --which are specifically tailored to address some of the common challenges of living overseas-- is to positively impact mental health, problem-solving abilities, resilience, acculturation, and overall international experience prior to, and while abroad. This program can also be adapted for adults living overseas for work, to aid in coping with acculturation and other common stressors. She also provides training and consultation to study abroad agencies/universities and their staff to better manage student mental health challenges and build staff confidence in supporting students in their study abroad experience. 


Highlighted recent work in this area:

Gottlieb, J.D. Study Abroad Student Mental Health: Results and Recommendations from ISEP Focus Groups. Seminar Presented to International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Executive Management Team, February 2020, Washington, DC.


Gottlieb, J.D. Study Abroad and Student Mental Health: Understanding the Challenges and Creating the Solutions. Seminar Presented to International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Council of Advisors Bi-Annual Meeting, November 2019, Washington, DC.

Gottlieb, J.D. “What Are the Variables Related to Student Mental Health Struggles while Studying Abroad? Evaluating Challenges and Exploring Solutions” Focus Group with Staff and Council of Advisors for International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), November 2019, Washington, DC.

II. Cognitive-Behavioral Mental Health Skills for College and Graduate Students

As an extension of her work in treatment of severe psychiatric conditions and mental health for those living abroad, Dr. Gottlieb has developed a CBT-based skills program designed specifically to address the unique stressors and mental health challenges associated with the graduate school experience. Using evidence-based CBT techniques, this brief course has been delivered in-person and online to graduate students from a variety of scholastic disciplines.

Highlighted recent work in this area:

Instructor/Lecturer (spring semester, 2020): Managing Your Mental Health as a Graduate Student, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 


Instructor/Lecturer (Upcoming, spring semester, 2021): Managing Your Mental Health as a Law Student, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA