Ecopsychoanalysis: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

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Skye Haberman, PsyD

3/3 & 3/10/22

7:00 - 8:30 pm


$100 Non-Members
$90 Members
$50 Residents-Interns-Graduate Students


In this course (1) we will look at understanding unconscious obstacles and attitudes underpinning the emergence of and inadequate response to the global ecological crisis, patterns of over consuming, our own feelings and defenses including theories of dissociation, self-states, and loss; and consider ways to work with climate destruction in clinical practice (2) we will explore the connection between environmental exploitation and the economic priorities of carbon based capitalism and white western culture, including racism/colonialism and impact on people of color and (3) we will discuss ecological awareness and values, ways to face the challenge of climate catastrophe, build community, and the evocation of “creative white shame”.


  1. Develop a greater understanding of unconscious biases and obstacles in relationship to tackling the climate crisis.
  2. Discuss ways to identify and work with our own range of feelings and defenses.
  3. Increase awareness of the relationship between racism, a carbon bases, extractive capitalist economy, and the climate crisis.
  4. Explore ways to work with environmental issues clinically.



Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of  3.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.