The Climate Crisis and Its Implications for Mental Health in the 21st Century

CEUs: 5

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This is an eye-opening course that could change your practice. We’ve all heard the news reports about global warming, and seen the extreme weather events around the globe. But what’s that got to do with Psychotherapy?  Get ready to be surprised, saddened, and impacted on a personal and professional level. With just the right mixture of science, emotion, current events and real-life examples, this course will take you through the facts, the myths, the reasons behind the denial about the climate crisis. You will explore the challenges and ethical considerations it brings to our profession. You will see the tremendous, though often hidden, impacts it is having on mental health across the spectrums of age, culture, ability and orientation. Finally, the course will give you the tools to assess your own values in a changing and uncertain world; skills to point your clients (and you) toward a path of resilience and a meaningful future, as we face this most challenging of human endeavors.

This course satisfies your Ethics and Boundaries requirement.

“This course is an incredible experience! Take it!”   ~Jacqueline McCollum-Bridges, LMHC, Lake, FL


“This Climate Change course was ground-breaking. It deserves national consideration. Incredible, risky, brave and informative.”  ~Joseph Bolduc, LMHC, Miami Dade, FL


"This course is awesome and truly inspires me to have courage and hang in there with the "deniers" who one day will accept the Nature of Life, Death and Renewal. God Bless and Thank YOU!  ~Father Ron Camarda, LMHC, USN-Ret Chaplain, Pastor, and Resilient wounded vet


“Most comprehensive and informative course that really brings to the forefront the need for incorporating questions about effects of climate change on our patients in our assessments.”  ~ Cheryl Henrichs, LCSW, Escambia, FL

 

Course Description

This is an eye-opening course that could change your practice. We’ve all heard the news reports about global warming, and seen the extreme weather events around the globe. But what’s that got to do with Psychotherapy?  Get ready to be surprised, saddened, and impacted on a personal and professional level. With just the right mixture of science, emotion, current events and real-life examples, this course will take you through the facts, the myths, the reasons behind the denial about the climate crisis. You will explore the challenges and ethical considerations it brings to our profession. You will see the tremendous, though often hidden, impacts it is having on mental health across the spectrums of age, culture, ability and orientation. Finally, the course will give you the tools to assess your own values in a changing and uncertain world; skills to point your clients (and you) toward a path of resilience and a meaningful future, as we face this most challenging of human endeavors.

This course satisfies your Ethics and Boundaries requirement.

“This course is an incredible experience! Take it!”   ~Jacqueline McCollum-Bridges, LMHC, Lake, FL


“This Climate Change course was ground-breaking. It deserves national consideration. Incredible, risky, brave and informative.”  ~Joseph Bolduc, LMHC, Miami Dade, FL


"This course is awesome and truly inspires me to have courage and hang in there with the "deniers" who one day will accept the Nature of Life, Death and Renewal. God Bless and Thank YOU!  ~Father Ron Camarda, LMHC, USN-Ret Chaplain, Pastor, and Resilient wounded vet


“Most comprehensive and informative course that really brings to the forefront the need for incorporating questions about effects of climate change on our patients in our assessments.”  ~ Cheryl Henrichs, LCSW, Escambia, FL

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Learn how human activity is responsible for Global Heating and likely ranges of outcomes based on the intensity of transnational responses to this global crisis.
  • Understand the emotional and psychological toll that the climate crisis is taking on mental health around the world
  • Understand the various forms of climate denial and their etiology
  • Recognize the importance of Resilience-building, Nature therapy, Mindfulness, and other methods to use with clients as they attempt to identify, understand, adapt and respond to the climate crisis
  • Understand the 5 essential threads of ethical principles, and a process for working through ethical dilemmas
  • Have a basic understanding of intersectional and interconnected perspectives of Deep Ecopsychology
  • Understand the ethical foundations of advocacy for social justice issues
  • Be able to identify the counseling profession’s obligation to respond to the Climate Emergency, and consider action steps professional counselors can take to respond to the crisis.

Student Reviews

“This research was so clinically relevant and something we will see more of following Covid-19 for our patients. This provided an excellent guide on how the world has changed and how this is impacting society as a whole. Thank you.”


~ Marianne Williams, LMHC, Pinellas County, FL


“I had no idea this course would be so impactful until I took it but I always turn to Affordable CEU's for the highest quality and truly enjoyable (this is exceptional) educational experiences. A truly exceptional course with in-depth resources and helpful therapeutic recommendations.”


~ William Aycrigg, LCSW, Pasco County, FL


“I have completed several courses by Matt and Susan McMillan. Their writing style is both professionally informing and personally connecting. I feel the heart throughout the course.”


~ Dale Midgette Smith, LMHC, Orange County, FL


“I was surprised at first to see this topic addressed in relation to Psychotherapy but was intrigued by it. The course made me aware of this connection and will make a difference in my therapeutic evaluation, especially when addressing depression and anxiety.”


~ Sharon Cupler, MSW, LCSW, Pasco County, FL


“Interesting information that is well written. Also, I appreciated that the tests in the various courses are meaningful to the content & comprehension of the material as opposed to 'trick' questions that ask for answers that reflect miniscule data having only tangential relationship to the content of the courses. In this course, my favoriate part was the videos by experts. Also, listening to what your daughter's friends had to say about their own concerns & fears surrounding the state of our earth.”


~ Maureen Bond, LCSW, LMFT, Duval County, FL


“I will recommend this course to anyone I encounter, family, students, colleagues to enlighten them with the hope more and more people will resonate to and engage in solutions to the critical Climate Change Crisis. CCCC”


~ Naomi Korn, Pinellas County, FL


“Thank you for all you do on behalf of the practice of mental health.”


~ Deborah Olson, ESCAMBIA County, FL


“Interesting, relevant and insightful.”


~ Rebecca Clayton, Walton County, FL


“This is a unique and invaluable course for all mental health professionals. It presents vital and contemporary information that enlightens, inspires, and instructs.”


~ Loretta Nelson, LMHC, LMFT, LAKE County, FL


“Excellent read. One of my favorites so far.”


~ Morgan Born-Aives, LMHC, Palm Beach County County, FL


“Super cool course, thank you!”


~ Katharine Alfs, Sarasota County, FL


“This course is an incredible experience! Take it!”


~ Jacqueline McCollum-Bridges, Lake County, FL


“Most comprehensive and informative course that really brings to the forefront the need for incorporating questions about effects of climate change on our patients in our assessments.”


~ Cheryl Henrichs, Escambia County, FL


“This Climate Change course was ground-breaking. It deserves national consideration. Incredible, risky, brave and informative.”


~ Joseph Bolduc, Miami Dade County, MA


“My favorite part of the course was how the authors wrote to their audience making it enjoyable to read and the live interaction with the instructor to review material. ”


~ Leslie Riccaboni, FL


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