Barbara Easterlin, PhD

Barbara Easterlin

Barbara Easterlin, PhD

Barbara Easterlin, PhD, is a California licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association’s newly formed Climate Change Psychology Community of Scholars and Practitioners. Until 2020, Barbara was a member of the UC Berkeley Psychology Department’s clinical faculty.

Currently, Barbara is the Co-President of the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, a non-profit dedicated to supporting clinicians working at the intersection of mental health and climate change. She co-developed a 60-hour Climate Psychology Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. In addition, she delivers mental health workshops in support of climate front line workers, including activists, scientists, and first responders.

With a master’s degree in Social Ecology and Environmental Psychology and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Barbara Easterlin is interested not only in the intersectional impact of climate change and environmental injustice on mental health but also on the positive impact of nature on an individual’s stress response. She is particularly interested in the psychological process of denial and the positive benefits to mental health arising from emotionally informed activism.

Financial Disclosures: Barbara Easterlin, PhD, receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.