Women's Committee 
Chair, Shabnam Shakibaie Smith, M.D.

*If you would like more information about this committee, please contact us at [email protected].

Previous Events

Infertility in the 21st Century
January 8, 2020


Do I Have The Right to Ask? Women Negotiating in the Workforce
October 30, 2018

Women know from experience and research that asking for more money and benefits is difficult. However it seems our male counterparts do not experience the same challenges. Why is that and how can we address it?

In this session participants: 

  • Learned about research that identifies benefits and challenges to women negotiating
  • Identified culturally gendered messages
  • Identified what stops us from asking for better compensation 
  • Planned next steps toward empowering negotiation

Perinatal Psychiatry Panel
April 19, 2017 

Topics included postpartum psychosis, perinatal mood disorders, and perinatal substance use disorders.

Does Love Have to Hurt? Intimate Partner Violence: What Practitioners Need to Know.
June 14, 2016

Our Panel explored the major themes in victims' accounts of their relationships from the perspective of contemporary psychodynamic theories, with the goal of elucidating the underlying psychopathology to help inform clinical treatment. Panelists reviewed epidemiological information and examined the current state of collaborations between domestic violence service agencies and mental health treatment settings. The talk included a discussion on the novel collaborative initiative by the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence between Columbia's Psychiatry Department and the New York City Family Justice Centers.