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Cognitive-Behavioral Mental Health Skills for Undergraduate/Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff

As an extension of her work in treatment of severe psychiatric conditions and mental health for adults, Dr. Gottlieb has developed a CBT-based skills program designed specifically to address the unique stressors and mental health challenges associated with the university experience. The goal of these mini-courses is to positively impact mental health, problem-solving abilities, decision-making skills, resilience, and overall student coping and wellness. Using evidence-based CBT techniques, this brief course has been delivered in-person and online to students from a variety of scholastic disciplines. Faculty and staff have also participated.

Highlighted recent work in this area:

Consultant/Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant (2021-2024): Mental Health Opportunities for Professional Empowerment in STEM Students and Faculty, Montana State University System

Instructor (spring 2022 and fall 2022 semesters): Address the Stress: Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Training for STEM Graduate Students

Instructor (fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters): Managing Your Mental Health as a Law Student, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA

Instructor (spring 2020 and fall 2021 semesters): Managing Your Mental Health as a Graduate Student, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 


Cognitive-Behavioral Mental Health Skills for International Students & Staff; Study Abroad & International Education

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 assist staff in better managing student mental health challenges and building confidence in supporting students in their study abroad experience. 

Highlighted recent work in this area:

Gottlieb, J.D. "Managing Professional (and Personal) Stress in a Post-Pandemic Environment: An Introduction and Overview to a Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Approach" Training Workshop for International Education Coordinator Staff, International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), December 2022.

Gottlieb, J.D. "Understanding and Helping Your STEM and International Students Manage Stress and Enhance Wellness" Seminar for Faculty, September, 2022.

Interviewed for Shorelight (Higher Education for International Students) article "Mental Health Advice for International Students," November 2020.

Gottlieb, J.D. "Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Training for International STEM Students," September 2022.

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

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

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.

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