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The Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change: 

Strategies for Working With Individuals Experiencing Eco-grief and Eco-anxiety

Webinar Overview

Explore the growing mental health impacts of climate change in this in-depth webinar led by Dr. Jon Gorman. Designed for mental health professionals, this session provides insights into eco-grief, eco-anxiety, and effective therapeutic strategies to support clients facing ecological distress.

Facilitator: Dr. Jon Gorman 

Dr. Jon Gorman, clinical psychologist and expert in eco-grief and eco-anxiety, will lead the webinar on the mental health impacts of climate change.

Dr. Jon Gorman is a clinical psychologist and the owner of Towson Therapy Group. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Gorman is an active member of the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America. His work focuses on the psychological impacts of climate change and eco-aware therapeutic approaches.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 3 ways climate change is impacting mental health

  • Define eco-grief and eco-anxiety

 

  • Identify 6 populations most vulnerable to the mental health impacts of climate change

 

  • Describe how a climate-aware approach to therapy differs from traditional therapy

 

  • Understand how to help clients define meaning and purpose in a climate-changed world

  • Identify strategies for therapist self-care when treating clients with climate-related distress

Agenda

9:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Session 1: Understanding how Climate Change Impacts Mental Health

    • The psychological impact of environmental degradation

    • Definition and differentiation of eco-grief and eco-anxiety

    • Recognizing symptoms and manifestations in clients

    • Case studies and real-life examples

 

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Session 2: Ecopsychology and Resilience Building

    • Introduction to ecopsychology and its relevance in mental health practice

    • Exploring nature-based interventions for healing and resilience

    • Techniques for fostering eco-resilience in clients

    • Interactive exercises and group discussions

 

Break
 

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

  • Session 3: Climate Communication and Hope

    • Effective communication strategies for discussing climate-related distress

    • Balancing realism with optimism in therapeutic conversations

    • Cultivating a sense of agency and empowerment in clients

    • Practical tools for instilling hope and fostering action

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Lunch Break

 

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Session 4: Eco-Informed Therapeutic Approaches

    • Integrating eco-awareness into existing therapeutic frameworks

    • Practical techniques for eco-informed counseling sessions

    • Case conceptualization and treatment planning exercises

 

Break

 

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Session 5: Self-Care for Eco-Professionals

    • Recognizing and addressing secondary traumatic stress (STS) in eco-professionals

    • Strategies for maintaining personal well-being amidst eco-related work

    • Mindfulness, self-compassion, and boundary-setting practices

    • Peer support and professional networking opportunities

 

4:30 pm

  • Q&A and Closing

Registration Details

  • Date: January 10th, 2025

  • Time: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

  • Format: Live Online

  • Fee: $220

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 3 ways climate change is impacting mental health

 

  • Define eco-grief and eco-anxiety

 

  • Identify 6 populations most vulnerable to the mental health impacts of climate change

 

  • Describe how a climate-aware approach to therapy differs from traditional therapy

 

  • Understand how to help clients define meaning and purpose in a climate-changed world

  • Identify strategies for therapist self-care when treating clients with climate-related distress

  • Strategies for Working With Individuals Experiencing Eco-grief and Eco...


    Starts Jan 10, 2025

    220 US dollars

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q: What is eco-grief?

  • A: Eco-grief is the emotional response to environmental loss and the anticipated impacts of climate change.

 

  • Q: How does eco-anxiety manifest in clients?

  • A: Eco-anxiety manifests as chronic fear of environmental doom, impacting mental health and well-being.

  • Q: Do I need prior knowledge of climate psychology to attend?

  • A: No prior knowledge is required. The course is designed to be accessible to both beginners and experienced professionals.

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