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Countering Climate Distress: From Climate Aware Therapy to Climate Action

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1.5 CE Hour
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  • Live Webinar
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Description

This course will introduce participants to the central concerns and questions regarding climate emotions in therapeutic practice. Lise Van Susteran, a leading researcher and practitioner in the field of climate psychology, will emphasize taking action to counter climate distress as a key element to support mental health providers to help individuals and society cope with rising stress. This will include exploration of personal, professional, and political implications of climate aware therapy.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to introduce mental health practitioners to climate aware therapy and how to incorporate it into their clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify key components of climate aware therapy, including the relationship between addressing climate distress and advancing social/racial/economic justice, applying a systemic and socio-political lens, situating human psychology within ecological relationship, and other unique considerations for delivering climate-aware therapy.

  • Identify the concept of emotional inflammation as a framework to understand and examine the continuum of emotional responses to the climate crisis.

  • Identify 4 key reactor types and therapeutic interventions to foster a shift from a bystander response to an upstander response.

  • Identify 2 clinical approaches to address different forms of climate distress and emotional inflammation.

CE Details
Introductory
General

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

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 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 programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

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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 final 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 continuing education credits.

 

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.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
This course is fiscally sponsored by Climate Mental Health Network . There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Lise Van Susteren, MD

Dr. Lise Van Susteren is a practicing General and Forensic Psychiatrist specializing in climate and mental health. She is a co-founder of Climate Psychiatry Alliance, Climate Psychology Alliance-North America and of Interfaith Moral Action on Climate. Dr. Van Susteren is a member of the Board of Directors of Earth Day Network, ecoAmerica, and previously served as an Advisor to the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment. She is the author of “Emotional Inflammation” and the editor of “Climate and Your Mind” and is a frequent contributor to the media on matters related to climate. The Climate Aware Therapist concept was initiated by Dr. Van Susteren in response to the rising number of calls for help with climate distress, and the difficulty in finding professionals to respond to the distress.

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