Efforts to study the intersection of climate change and mental health are emerging to discover the impact that shifting environmental conditions have on individuals and communities. For families considering becoming parents, or for those who are pregnant or postpartum, a range of emotions might emerge, including ambivalence, grief, trauma, and/or chronic stress. Caitlyn will review the emergent research addressing the impact of climate change on mental health and discuss the specific impacts on the psychological well-being and therapeutic process of birthing people.
CEUs will be offered for this webinar. The webinar will be recorded and can be accessed for 1 week following the live-broadcast. If you are unable to attend live, please still register and the link to the recording will be e-mailed to you following the webinar.
After completing this webinar participants will be able to…
- Define climate grief, eco-grief, and eco-anxiety and explain their relevance to understanding the psychological impact of climate changeDiscuss the impact of climate change at the intersection of race, class, and gender
Identify 3 ways that parents and birthing people are impacted by the changing climate
Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is the sponsor of continuing education for this learning module and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW as the sponsor maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Caitlyn Wallace, LCSW, PMH-C (she/her)
Caitlyn Wallace, LCSW, PMH-C received her Masters in Social Welfare at University of California, Berkeley in 2009 and completed a certificate training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International in 2017. Caitlyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Nevada, where she is the owner of Desert Bloom Wellness, NV, a small but growing practice in Reno that serves Nevadans statewide through in-person and telehealth services. She provides ACT-based and ecotherapy- influenced treatment to the perinatal population, trauma survivors, and people experiencing life transitions and/or eco-grief. She is a volunteer coordinator with Postpartum Support International, and a founding member of the PSI Nevada state chapter. She is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.