Climate Crisis Calls for New Mental Health Model
April 21, 2021
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
via ZOOM
Climate change is a real and scary crisis. Our global climate emergency is the greatest threat to our health, safety, and wellness but it’s easy to let this serious challenge to our lives take a backseat to the politics, pandemics, mass shootings, and racism that permeate our society. How should we amplify the issue of climate change? What do we really understand about climate change? What toll does it take on us? And, exactly what can we, as individuals, do about it?

This presentation will bring social work to the climate change table, providing information on the biological, ecological, social, and psychological implications of the changes taking place on our planet—from poor air and water qualities, to agriculture failures, to the toll it is taking on our emotional wellbeing. Behavior changes and activism that can make a difference will be discussed. We will also discuss developing individual and collective agency, as well as regenerative ways of being in the world as beneficial responses to the crisis.

Merritt Juliano, JD, LCSW and Elizabeth Allured, PsyD, Co-Presidents of the Climate Psychology Alliance North American will present this webinar. Merritt is the founder of Regenerative Psychotherapy, a private practice in Westport where she specializes in maternal mental health, reflective parenting, stress management, and ecological intelligence. Elizabeth has a clinical practice in New York, teaches at Adelphi and Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and has published and presented articles on the environmental crisis from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Approved for 2 CECs

$25 Members of NASW
$45 Not Yet Members