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Grieving, Angry, and Scared: Clinical Implications of Climate Change

  • November 24, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UW School of Social Work, Rm 305 A/B
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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. 


  1. Identify the ways in which climate change impacts mental health and community health.
  2. Identify the ways in which vulnerable populations are most likely to suffer from climate-related mental health issues.
  3. Identify therapeutic techniques for helping clients deal with climate-induced anxiety, depression and grief.

About the Presenter

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 (, aimed at sharing resources and increasing awareness mental health and resiliency in the face of climate change.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Registration & Refreshments: 6:30pm
Event: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Meeting Location
UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle  98105

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.


**If you register and are unable to attend, please keep us informed so we can properly adjust our reservation. It is important as we engage in the community WSSCSW is regarded as good stewards of the places that we meet.

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