• Presentation of techniques for culturally sensitive diagnosis & treatment of environmental concerns and impacts, including anxiety and depression, using a biopsychosocial model
  • Differentiating between (1) normative feelings of anxiety and depression regarding environmental and climate issues and (2) anxiety, depressive and adjustment disorders related to environmental impacts
  • Positively focused interventions to educate, empower and instill hope and creativity
  • Ways to adapt the provider’s existing skill set to address the environmental concerns of their clients and patients (e.g., CBT, ACT, mindfulness, IFS, psychodynamic approaches, positive psychology, etc.).
  • Coaching, role-plays and practice
  • Specialized consultation on:
    • Development of Environmental Identity and values and links with coping and behavior (drawn from the Environmental and Conservation Psychology literature)
    • Nature connecting experiences across the lifespan
    • Ways to honor and address social and environmental justice issues, and limited access to restorative places and experiences
    • Risk factors and vulnerabilities contributing to environmental anxiety and despair
    • Research on psychological impacts of climate change and sources of coping and resilience
    • Methods for supporting environmental loss and mourning
    • Techniques for nature-focused and outdoor counseling, including managing risk and confidentiality
    • Animal-assisted approaches
    • Addressing dual-diagnosis issues when existing mental health problems coexist with environmental concerns, and with activism
    • Provider wellbeing and resilience: Holding space for social and environmental issues, mitigating vicarious trauma, dealing with personal, family and organizational challenges