Become a Climate Aware Practitioner

What is the Climate Aware Practitioner Network?

PSC Members who undertake Professional Development with PSC have the option to be part of PSC’s Climate Aware Practitioner (CAP) Network.

Being a member of the CAP Network means you are not alone! You will be part of a network of like-minded people across Australia who are taking action on climate change by supporting people in their communities who are distressed about the reality of the climate crisis.

PSC’s goal is to build a national network of professionals who engage proactively in advocating and building the psychosocial support and resilience of individuals and communities in systemic, connected and culturally appropriate ways. 

The CAP Network is a multi-disciplinary network that will include people of diverse backgrounds including: 

  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • General Practitioners
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Workers
  • Workshop Facilitators
  • Speakers and Presenters on issues relating to climate psychology

Being part of the CAP Network

Being part of the CAP Network enables CAPs to develop their knowledge and skills to provide effective services for people who are distressed by the climate reality.

We provide opportunities for CAPs to connect, collaborate and learn from each other through our CAP Intervision groups so that they can sustain their involvement in this challenging work, supporting people in their local communities.

As a CAP, you will be able to participate in professional development and peer support activities with others in the network who share your concerns about the impact climate change is having on individuals and communities. 

How to become a CAP

PSC has developed a simple process to become a Climate Aware Practitioner. The process is set out below and detailed in the CAP Network Application Guidelines. We have also developed a Code of Conduct to guide the work of CAPs to support people who are experiencing climate distress.