Course Type

Brief Learning Series

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

Journaling to Manage Stress and Build Resilience


Feelings of anxiety and depression are very common during times of adversity and uncertainty. Although these feelings can seem overwhelming, simple practices can help reduce these emotions and give us a sense of perspective. One method that has been shown to be especially useful is journaling. This presentation will review the evidence around journaling to support wellbeing and ways that it can be used to turn distressing emotions into powerful stories.


Participants will:

  • Review impact of journaling on mental health and wellness
  • Discuss ways to implement journaling with others and as self-care


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.