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This presentation will provide a foundational background about the origins and mental health impacts of climate change, how to identify clients’ climate distress, and therapeutic practices that enhance resilience, adaptation, and coping.
The climate and environmental crisis is the most complex existential threat humanity is facing. According to recent research (2021) by the Yale School of Climate Communications, 73% of Americans feel that the climate crisis is real and 60% believe it is human caused. In the world of mental health, we know that internal factors such as emotions, beliefs, and attitudes influence behavior, but behaviors occur within a powerful context of cultural beliefs, social networks, social status inequalities, race, and income, as well as government policies and the larger environmental ecosystems within these individual factors exist.
Psychotherapy of climate distress must occur within these larger systems, but an individual’s coping skills and action that enhance each person’s resilience are important. Research and psychotherapeutic practices will be presented that help to identify climate distress within the context of a client’s biographical and psychological frame, and to integrate these knowledge bases. In addition, the nascent field discussion of ethical responses to the climate crisis from mental health practitioners will be discussed.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
9:00 -10:00 am;
10:00 -10:05 am:
Mental Health Impacts of the climate crisis and climate events — common emotional responses, and defenses
11:15-11: 20 am:
11:25 am-12:45 pm:
Vignettes and Clinical psychotherapy skills for addressing climate distress
The limitations of the material being taught include:
$75 early registration 10 business days prior to seminar; $90 after
$100 early registration up to 10 business days prior to seminar, $115 after
CEs: 4 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive a CE completion certificate.
Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Cancellation must be received in writing by email: Full refund if canceled 48 hours prior to the event; $25 cancellation fee if canceled with less than 48 hours’ notice.
Accommodations will be made wherever possible to those with disabilities. Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.
Grievance Procedure: CIP will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Chair of CIP’s Professional Development Committee.
Anti-Discrimination Policy: CIP shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. CIP does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. CIP will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.
*There is no conflict of interest or commercial support related to this CE program.
We are open and providing service in-person and via tele-therapy (video and phone)