An audio conversation between Caroline Hickman and Tree Staunton, hosted by the Climate Psychology Alliance, about the need for climate and environmental awareness in psychotherapy.
This tool can be used to teach your students about ‘Eco-anxiety’ and ‘Eco-empathy’ in the therapy room. Additionally, students will learn about crisis work, negative capability, and resonance in psychotherapy. Students will also understand how climate-aware therapy can tackle climate emergencies through shared concern such as loss, despair, grief and a sense of abandonment.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Why has climate change become a prevalent discussion in psychotherapy?
- How can a therapist become climate-aware?
- What is eco-anxiety and how is it impacting individuals who come in for psychotherapy?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Talking Climate Change in Therapy Room|
|Discipline||Social Sciences, Psychology|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Psychology, Psychotherapy, Climate-aware therapy, Eco-anxiety, Eco-empathy, Climate Vulnerability, Grief, Loss, Despair|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Health; Climate and Society|
|Type of Tool||Audio (44 mins)|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate (Senior Level), Graduate|
|Developed by||Climate Psychology Alliance: Caroline Hickman and Tree Staunton|
|Hosted at||Climate Psychology Alliance: Difficult Truths|