Climate Psychology Alliance

Climate Psychology Alliance: facing difficult truths about climate change and ecological crisis

We are a group for anyone interested in making connections between depth psychology and climate change. People engaged in therapeutically informed work form the bulk of our membership, but we welcome anyone who finds this perspective useful.

Climate change is not a scientific problem waiting for a technical solution. It’s an urgent, frightening, systemic problem involving environment, culture and politics.

It engenders fear, denial and despair amongst individuals, evasion, indifference and duplicity amongst the powerful.

It forces uncomfortable dilemmas about justice, nature and equality into consciousness. It challenges all of us in modern societies both personally and politically.

To work with these dilemmas the CPA draws on a broad range of perspectives including philosophy, the arts and humanities, ecology and systems thinking.

Our core focus however is in psycho-social studies and the psychotherapy field, approaches which help us to understand the unconscious processes and emotions which control our thoughts, beliefs and behaviour and which manifest in mutually reinforcing systems of defence in society.

Climate Psychology Alliance: facing difficult truths about climate change and ecological crisis

We are a group for anyone interested in making connections between depth psychology and climate change. People engaged in therapeutically informed work form the bulk of our membership, but we welcome anyone who finds this perspective useful.

Climate change is not a scientific problem waiting for a technical solution. It’s an urgent, frightening, systemic problem involving environment, culture and politics.

It engenders fear, denial and despair amongst individuals, evasion, indifference and duplicity amongst the powerful.

It forces uncomfortable dilemmas about justice, nature and equality into consciousness. It challenges all of us in modern societies both personally and politically.

To work with these dilemmas the CPA draws on a broad range of perspectives including philosophy, the arts and humanities, ecology and systems thinking.

Our core focus however is in psycho-social studies and the psychotherapy field, approaches which help us to understand the unconscious processes and emotions which control our thoughts, beliefs and behaviour and which manifest in mutually reinforcing systems of defence in society.

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