The Climate Aware Clinician (Online Training)

Tuesday, August 27 | 9:00am - 1:00pm
This event will be held online.

As summer stirs up concerns about fires and heat waves, clinicians and helping professionals are confronting increasing climate distress, anxiety, and trauma symptoms in our clients. Many of us find our own anxiety spiking as we wonder how to support clients and ourselves through these uncharted times.

Join us at either the in-person or virtual session where participants will learn about the following: Climate crisis impacts on the mental health of children, youth, and adults ; Assessment and treatment of climate distress ; How collective trauma changes clinical work ; Caring for your own wellbeing in these times of collective distress ; Community Resilience - taking our skills outside the therapy room.

Measurable Learning Objectives:
-Clinicians will identify the 3 areas of mental health impacts of climate change, and be able to provide examples of each area as pertains to the local population of children, youth and parent
-Clinicians will name at least 2 pathways through which climate change intersects with systemic marginalization to increase vulnerability for local children, youth and parents
-Clinicians will name 5 tools they can use to integrate climate mental health treatment into their clinical work
-Clinicians will describe at least 2 ways in which climate change challenges the traditional paradigms of clinical work. They will name at least one strategy for managing this shift while maintaining appropriate boundaries and professional ethics.
-Clinicians will identify at least one opportunity for increasing interdisciplinary collaboration to contribute to community mental health resilience in this changing climate.

Trainer Bio:

Jennifer Silverstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Climate Aware Therapist, with a background in providing nature-based therapy for children with trauma histories, including children struggling with the impacts of the Sonoma County fires. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance - North America and facilitates their Youth Mental Health Committee. She frequently lectures on how to cope with challenging climate emotions, collective trauma, and community resilience.

Continuing Education Credits:

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants may also apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 4 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $45. Certificates for CE Credits will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact Goretti at

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should contact Anne Barron at Requests must be received 24 hours prior to session.

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