PD3: Being present with climate distress - Applications to professional practice


Date(s) - 29/04/2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The final workshop in the Climate Aware Practitioners PD series will enable participants to develop knowledge and skills to support people who experience eco-distress or eco-anxiety. This will involve deepening the practitioner’s capacity for presence, and an evidence-informed understanding of the presenting issues and their impact on mental health. PSC’s evidence informed support model will be explored in greater depth and applications to presenting issues considered.

Prerequisite: Earlier events in the series – PD1: Engaging with climate change and eco-distress and PD2: Reflections and responses to the climate reality.

All events are via Zoom (AEST – Melbourne time).

Event Facilitators:

Libby Skeels – Registered psychologist with over thirty years of experience counselling individuals and couples with relationship difficulties. In addition to her degrees in Psychology and counselling she has a Masters degree in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. For the past 14 years she has been involved in several climate action groups.

Dr Charles Le Feuvre is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice in Melbourne. He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Chair of The Section of Psychotherapy of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has been interested in psychosocial perspectives on the natural environment and climate change for many years and he facilitates PSC workshops and writes and speaks about the climate and ecological crisis for PSC.

Carol-Ann Allan is a psychotherapist in private practice in Melbourne with more than 20 years’ experience working with individuals, couples and families. She has an MA in Counselling Psychology (USA) and is a Clinical Member of PACFA and of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California, USA).


This event is registered with:

  • ACA and represents 5 OPD points

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