August 18, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The live professional training program on Mental Health & Well-Being in the Climate Crisis: A Conversation for Counselors is presented by Debbie Crawford Sturm, PhD, LPC.
The climate crisis is predicted to have a profound impact on the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities, with our most vulnerable neighbors being at an elevated risk. This impact includes depression, anxiety, PTSD and pre-traumatic stress, fear, eco-grief, irritability, anger, violence, and loneliness, as well as disease spread, heatstroke, lung disease, heart disease, suicidal ideation, and premature death. The effects of climate change on community mental health and wellbeing are already taking place globally and locally. As counselors, there is an opportunity to bring our understanding of trauma, vulnerability, and resilience to work with clients and to support climate resilience efforts in our communities.
This program will provide an opportunity to examine the ways mental health, wellness, and climate change interact and how you can use your professional skills to mitigate the impact.
This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).
This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).
Debbie Crawford Sturm, PhD, LPC
Dr. Debbie Sturm is a 2008 graduate of UNC-Charlotte's Counselor Education program, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Professor at James Madison University, and contributing faculty for Walden University. Her clinical specialties include trauma, community violence, family systems, and nature-conn...
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the inextricable connection between people and the environment, with consideration for our deep connection to place as well as experiences of empathy, eco-grief, and climate despair
Describe the mental health impact of the increasing climate crisis with considerations for the wellness of individuals, families and communities
Describe the social justice, environmental justice, climate justice impact on vulnerable populations, migration, and community resilience as well as examine the roles counselors can play to enhance resiliency within communities
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Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the On Demand version of the program once available. Alternately, your registration can be migrated to another live event.
Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.
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