Climate Change and Its Impact on Mental Health: Insights for Therapists

This 3-hour on-demand webinar led by Barbara Easterlin, PhD, was originally broadcast live on June 3, 2024.

All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

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In the face of our escalating climate change crisis, our clients, particularly young adults, are grappling with a myriad of emotions – anxiety, anger, loss, despair, and existential confusion. The absence of easy solutions exacerbates demoralization and burnout. And it’s further amplified by sensational media coverage of extreme weather events and global warming.

The chronic and intricate nature of the climate change crisis weighs heavily on our collective psyche, causing widespread climate anxiety. On one hand, it triggers psychological defenses to cope with overwhelming stressors. But it can also foster altruism, compassion, and a sense of purpose as communities unite to confront the challenges of a rapidly changing climate.

Enter Climate Psychology, a discipline that delves into the causalities and mental health implications of climate change. Led by Dr. Barbara Easterlin, Co-President of the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, this online course navigates the emotional responses elicited by climate anxiety. It also elucidates the pivotal role of psychology in crafting coping strategies, inciting effective action, and nurturing resilience through practices like mindfulness and emotional regulation.

As mental health practitioners, our unique ability to facilitate difficult conversations equips us with a crucial role in addressing the psychological and cognitive dimensions of climate change. By understanding the intersection between climate change and mental health, we can leverage appropriate tools to confront these challenges head-on. And we can empower our clients to overcome climate anxiety and promote sustainability practices.

Together, we’ll uncover the psychological barriers hindering engagement with climate issues and explore the intertwined realms of mental health and environmental justice. You’ll also gain insights into addressing climate anxiety within the consultation room and fostering a safe space for clients to process their emotions. Plus, you’ll learn how to equip them with the skills they need to take meaningful action in their lives.

Join us on this enlightening journey toward understanding and navigating the psychological complexities of the climate change crisis. Together, let’s cultivate resilience and inspire positive change in the face of adversity!

  • Identify and understand emotional responses to the climate crisis.
  • Develop coping strategies and resilience skills.
  • Apply psychological tools to address climate-related challenges.

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

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  • Barbara Easterlin, PhD
1:00-4:15 pm

15-minute break included

Event Detail

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update, or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices