Join our Climate Aware Practioner Network
PSC is developing an online directory of Climate Aware Practitioners (CAPs).
The Climate Aware Practitioner Directory is expected to be launched on the PSC website in October 2021. Applications to be recognised by PSC as a CAP will open in the coming months.
The Climate Aware Practitioners (CAP) Network is being developed as a national network of climate engaged professionals who are proactive in building the psychosocial support and resilience of individuals and communities.
The Network will enhance capacity across Australia to respond to the growing numbers of individuals, groups and communities who are being impacted psychologically by the climate crisis. It will also enable people who are seeking support for climate distress to find a CAP in their local area and seek appropriate services.
PSC Members who undertake Professional Development with PSC will have the option to be recognised by PSC as a Climate Aware Practitioner (CAP).
All CAPs will be listed on the Climate Aware Practitioner Directory at PSC’s website in one or more of the following categories:
Mental Health Practitioner
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Worker
CAPs will be able to complete a Practitioner Profile on the PSC website. They will also receive free advertising of any events they are running on the Climate Wellbeing Events page which will be developed on the PSC website.
How to be recognised as a Climate Aware Practitioner
PSC has developed a simple process to seek recognition by PSC as a CAP. The process will be set out in the CAP Application Guidelines (coming soon).
The CAP professional development involves 8 hours of learning which aims to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on people’s mental health and wellbeing, and to introduce a range of strategies to support people who are distressed or anxious about the climate emergency.
Professional Development for CAPs:
Facing climate change in the therapeutic space (2 hour interactive webinar)
Coming to grips with the climate reality (3 hour experiential workshop)
Presenting issues – addressing climate distress (3 hour online interactive workshop)