Psychologies of change: what contributions can psychologies make to our actions in response to climate change?
Speaker: Annie Mitchell.
Our quarrelsome species, humanity, is troubled by four converging psycho-socio-political-economic strands: rising subjective distress (or at least our rising awareness of distress); poverty, austerity and the credit crunch; climate change and ecological damage; rising economic, social and health inequalities.
If we are to survive and thrive, people with societies need to make change happen: as psychologists we must play our part, but what might that part be?
This workshop talk has already been shared with various Transition Town, Greener Village and Cafe Scientifiques in Devon, but this will be the first time for an audience of people with a specific interest in psychology, so please come prepared to share your own perspectives and ideas.
About the speaker
Annie Mitchell is Clinical Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Plymouth University and Clinical Psychologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (for the renal service and as Schwartz Facilitator). She chairs the South West Branch of the Division of Clinical Psychology for the British Psychological Society. She has a long standing interest in community psychology and is a Playback Theatre performer.
This free event is open to all including BPS members, students and the general public. No booking required.
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