Course Type


All Scheduled Dates

Course Length

75 minutes



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

Learners who complete all three courses in the Series: Finding Wellness, will receive a certificate of completion for the series.

Working toward Goals: Strategies to Maintain Motivation


During times of uncertainty it is often hard to define and stick with goals, both personal and professional. This can be especially hard during times of stress and upheavals. However, goals are critical for helping to maintaining a sense of self-esteem and positive mental health.

We will review very simple strategies to help identity and maintain motivation for goals even when confronted with unexpected challenges and high levels of stress.


Participants will:

  • Learn from research about how motivation works, what can get in the way, and what strengthens it
  • Take away concrete strategies for maintaining motivation toward goals, even in the face of challenges and stress


This course is part of a Series: Finding Wellness Learners are invited to register for one or more of the three courses in this series:

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


This course is open to teams who work together in non-profit community organizations or government agencies that deliver 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.