Course Type

Brief Learning Series

All Scheduled Dates

Additional 2023 dates to be scheduled.

Course Length

75 minutes



Learners who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion from the Academy.

Learners who complete all five courses in the Series: Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma will receive a certificate of completion for the series.

Chronic Pain and Mental Health


Pain is a common and difficult challenge. It has emerged as an urgent global health issue that impacts physical, psychological, and emotional health. Chronic pain is the second most common reason for outpatient visits in the U.S. Fortunately, scientific understanding of pain is growing as well as ways to help provide emotional support for those suffering from chronic pain. This course includes information about chronic pain, ways chronic pain impacts mental health, and personal and professional resources for reducing pain-related distress.


Participants will:

  • Learn about chronic pain and its impact on mental health
  • Explore the impact chronic pain has on family systems and social support
  • Discuss ways to support yourself and others who live with chronic pain


This course is part of a Series: Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma. Learners are invited to register for one or more of the five courses in this series:

Those who complete all five courses will receive a certificate of completion for the series.


This course will include presentation as well as opportunities to participate and discuss the tools presented.


This course is open to staff of any non-profit community organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC.


Adam Brown, PhD

This training is led by Dr. Adam Brown, Director of the Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab, Vice Provost for Research and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. The focus of the lab’s work is to develop and implement culturally-responsive capacity building strategies aimed at reducing gaps in mental health care by training individuals to contribute to the wellbeing of others in their communities.