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Addressing the Impact of the Climate Crisis in the Counseling Relationship
October 12, 2021
Free
1.25 CE Hours
General
Access Virtually
Presented by
Dr. Debbie Sturm
Speaker Bio
Education Description

Hurricane Ida brought destruction to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast and inland communities in last days of August, with weeks to months of recovery ahead. As a result of climate change, the frequency, intensity and duration of hurricanes and hurricane season is well known to the citizens of Louisiana. Research shows that the psycho-social impact of climate-related disasters is profound. Counselors interested in disaster mental health will notice the typical process of “disaster-response-recovery” is changing to one of “disaster-response-recovery-disaster”; meaning that many communities face similar climate-related disasters within a much shorter period of time. Families and communities are also grappling with environmental justice issues that often surface following a disaster. During this session, we will explore the impact of climate change disasters, the ways in which these impact the mental health and well-being in our communities, and how climate-related mental health concerns present themselves in the counseling room. We will also explore tools for helping clients who are experiencing climate-related disruption and distress.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

Participants are expected to gain competence in understanding the role of climate change and disasters
on client mental health.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. List 3 impacts of climate change disasters on mental health and well-being in our communities, among our clients, and for professionals

2. Identify 2 ways climate-related mental health concerns present themselves in the counseling room

3. Identify 4 tools and resources for helping clients who are experiencing climate-related disruption and distress

CE Details
Introductory
General

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This live webinar has been approved for 1.5 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the nal authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 General continuing education credits. ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 1.5 hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

NY LMFTs
Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
Agenda

12:15 pm – Waiting Room Opens

12:30 pm – Workshop Begins with Introduction

Presentation Occurs; Engagement is Encouraged

2:00 pm – Workshop Concludes

TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
*Registration ends October 12 at 2:00 PM CDT
About Debbie Crawford Sturm, PhD, LPC

Dr. Sturm is a Professor at James Madison University. Her expertise includes service on ACA’s Climate Crisis Task Force and 2021-2022 Chair of the Human Rights Committee. She received the 2020 SACES Courtland Lee Social Justice Award, and the 2021 Counselors for Social Justice Climate Justice Award. She is a trained member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, “a global network of activists committed to spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions to the greatest challenge of our time” and a Climate Café leader with the Climate Psychology Alliance. In 2017, Dr. Sturm wrote the first article on climate and mental health to appear in ACA’s Counseling Today. Since then, she has published book chapters, encyclopedia entries and newsletter articles on the impact of climate on mental health. She has produced nearly a dozen (including in-press) peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered 18 conference presentations on climate justice and climate-related issues. She is deeply passionate about expanding this conversation among counselors across the country.

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