Presented By: Leslie Davenport, LMFT
Climate scientists estimate 200 million Americans will be touched by significant psychological distress from climate-related events in the upcoming years, and yet little attention is given to how to treat the trauma that results from client chaos. The mental health field is powerful in addressing the emotional underpinnings of climate denial, understanding motivators for change, and identifying the most effective communication strategies. Our profession is poised to cultivate a pragmatic form of hope by helping develop empowering actions, a clear direction, ways to connect with collective and systemic support, practices for effective self-care, and the tools and methods necessary for change.
Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:
1. Identify the growing relevance of climate change in psychotherapy.
2. Analyze a variety of ways to ethically incorporate climate psychology perspectives into clinical practice.
3. Identify key theoretical underpinnings of the psychology of climate change denial.
About our speaker
Leslie Davenport, LMFT, brings innovative climate solutions to the halls of academia, clinical settings, and to the streets. She is the author of three books, including Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change. Leslie is a founding member of the Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, and her 25 years of developing an integrative, collaborative healing model has informed her approach to climate justice. Her former profession as a dancer keeps creativity alive in all she does. She has served on Red Cross Disaster Mental Health teams, and the 350.org Marin Clean Energy Campaign. This year she is teaching climate psychology on faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, JFK University, a webinar with Kosmos Journal, Hollyhock Retreat Center, and at Spiru Haret University in Romania. More information can be found at www.lesliedavenport.com.
10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration
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