As climate change becomes more evident, we, and our clients, face the possibility of an unknown and unstable future. In response to increased awareness and concern, clients may present with a range of existential, climate-specific responses involving anxiety, depression, trauma, guilt, and despair. Mental health professionals are called upon to assist clients in coping with very reasonable fears and fear responses; and to help them find meaning and purpose in the face of a frightening future. In this clinical evening, we will explore research and interventions related to climate psychology; and we will have a dialogue about the challenges clinicians face in working with these themes.
Andrew Bryant, LICSW has a background in public health. He has a private practice in Seattle, North Seattle Therapy & Counseling, where one of his focuses is on helping clients work through depression and anxiety related to climate change and ecological destruction. In addition, Andrew recently launched a project, Climate & Mind (www.climateandmind.org), aimed at sharing resources and increasing awareness mental health and resiliency in the face of climate change.
CEU's Offered: 1.5 ceu's
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Registration & Refreshments: 6:30pm
Event: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
4101 15th Ave. NE, Seattle 98105
Directions The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.
Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.
Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
PO Box 252 • Everett, WA 98206 • firstname.lastname@example.org