About The Program
The mission of the Teachers College GMH lab is to play a key role in the efforts to reduce the burden of mental illness and increase wellbeing in resource-poor areas around the world. We do this by generating knowledge through innovative research and by translating this knowledge to develop sustainable mental health services in under-resourced communities. To that end, we conduct training and capacity-building in evidence-based, locally valid, and feasible strategies for prevention and treatment of mental illness. We train colleagues and students in mainstream mental health and clinical psychology research practices along with non-specialists, community health workers, primary care personnel. We also train lay people; we were the first team to demonstrate effectiveness in delivering therapy with trained lay community members in Africa. Finally, we service the international mental health community by providing consultation to international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ministries of Health of a number of countries, etc.
For more information about the Global Mental Health Lab at Teacher’s College, please visit its website.