An introductory seminar held on Saturday, 15 August 2020 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM AEST for therapists to reflect on their response to the growing prevalence of eco-anxiety, fear and grief.
This seminar is designed as an introduction to some of the ideas and practices that Psychology for a Safe Climate have been working with over the last ten years, including eco-anxiety, climate grief and burnout. The seminar will offer the opportunity for participants to explore their own emotional response, and to consider how this is reflected in their engagement with clients around the climate crisis, as well as in life beyond therapy.
This is not designed as a comprehensive training on these topics, rather it is an introductory seminar for those who might be interested in beginning or deepening their engagement with climate change as it shows up in their practice and lives. It is also a chance to learn more about PSC, the work we do, and how you can get involved in our organisation.
It will be followed on September 5th by a Climate Grief Workshop, so that participants from the seminar can experience the work we do, and deepen in their own exploration of this topic in an experiential way.
Who is Psychology for a Safe Climate?
Psychology for a Safe Climate is a not-for-profit Melbourne based organisation that formed in response to the need for greater individual and community engagement with climate change.
Using their professional knowledge as psychologists and helping professionals, we support those they work with – scientists, researchers, policy makers, activists and community members – to process the emotional impacts of climate change. This work also supports appropriate and sustained action and engagement with the more direct and tangible aspects of climate change action.
Their programs help people working in the field to understand the importance of self-care practices, by addressing the risk of emotional distress, grief and burnout. This fosters greater resilience and the ability to work more effectively through stronger collegial connection, and greater awareness of the emotional impact of their work.