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

ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE MODERN PSYCHOTHERAPIST - 5 CEUs - We’ve all heard the news reports about global warming, and seen the extreme weather events around the globe. But the hidden effect on the mental health of our clients is only just now being uncovered. Prepare to be surprised, saddened, and deeply impacted on a personal and professional level.

$44.95

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.

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 gives you 5 CEUs plus satisfies your Ethics and Boundaries requirement.

This course includes:

  • Amazing videography
  • High Impact photographs
  • Recent APA Survey Results
  • Scientific Data displayed in easy to understand charts
  • An ethical decision-making tree
  • Real-life interviews with young people
  • Multiple resources for those who wish to explore the topic further

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.