Course - Climate Change and Mental Health
Debra Sturm, PhD and John P. Duggan, EdD
Part 1: The climate crisis is not only a threat to physical health, but also to mental health. In this video, Dr. Debbie Stern discusses how the role of professional counselors is impacted by the need to address environment-related anxiety and trauma concerns within the therapeutic relationship.
Part 2: The climate crisis impacts professional counselors on both a professional and personal level. In this video, Dr. Debbie Stern describes the importance of advocacy and social justice for achieving environmental justice, and how professional counselors must determine their degree of engagement with this issue.
Part 3: Counseling ethics infuse every aspect of clinical practice, including how counselors respond to issues stemming from environmental concerns. In this video, Dr. Debbie Stern discusses some of the ways the ACA Code of Ethics can be applied to working with clients whose mental health has been impacted by climate change.
1.Part 1: 1. Discuss ways the climate crisis impacts clients. 2. Learn how climate refugees are uniquely affected by disasters. 3. Understand trauma associated with climate disasters.
2.Part 2: 1. Discuss the role of social justice. 2. Understand the physical impact of climate issues. 3. Review terminology related to the climate crisis.
3.Part 3: 1. Review multicultural, ethical and social justice concepts. 2. Discuss ethical practices surrounding climate issues. 3. Increase awareness of eco-anxiety among clients.
3 NBCC Hours; 0 CRCC Hours; 3 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 3 NY Hours; 1 Ethics Hours