A highlight this fall was my webinar for the Families for a Livable Climate group. This Portland-based group brings parents and youth together to take action for climate justice in ways that are accessible, inclusive, informative and inspiring. We had a great discussion. My outline included:

  • Ground Rules for Environmental Talks
  • A Primer on “Environmental Identity”
  • Connecting with Nature and The Outdoors Across the Life Span
  • Overview of my Research on the Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change
  • Tools for Parenting, Coping, Resilience and Whole Family Growth 
  • Ways Families Can be Part of the Solution for Climate Change
  • Questions, Brainstorming and Motivation

—Thomas Doherty, Psy. D.

Moving Forward, Staying Grounded: A Mental Health Toolbox for Climate-Concerned Parents & Activists
Families for a Livable Climate was honored to host Dr. Thomas Doherty last month for this webinar, and we are now making the recording available to those who weren’t able to attend.

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Published by Thomas Doherty

Psychologist Thomas Doherty's work on environmental sustainability and health has been featured in publications like the New York Times and in talks worldwide. Thomas consults with individuals and organizations through his business Sustainable Self. He was the founding Director of the Ecopsychology Certificate Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed academic journal Ecopsychology. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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