Individualisation is a central part of western culture and hinders us from experiencing ourselves as a part of a system with all of humanity and nature. Psy4F and GaP call on the Representatives at COP25 and the public to face this "identity crisis" provoked by...
On 16.11.2019 some of us were at the 35th German Psychotherapists Day in Berlin. Read the report published by the "Ärzteblatt" in December 2019 (German only):...
With currently over 4000 signatories from 22 countries, our website has received an extensive overhaul; with a lot of information on the Psychology of the climate crisis and support for activists. So far, we're only able to offer these in German, but we're working...
Why Psychologists / Psychotherapists for Future?
The existential threat to our natural environment caused by climate change and environmental crisis affects all of us. First consequences are noticable all over the planet. Justly, the initiators of the Fridays-for-Future-Movement talk about the most important crisis of mankind.
They are supported by a broad alliance of scientists. Their research proves not only the impact of human behavior on climate change but also provides potential solutions.
But we need to act now and new political and social priorities are required to be successful.
We as professional psychologists and psychotherapists feel responsible to bring in our expertise to manage these major challenges.
For many years various international psychological and medical authorities have researched the connections between climate change and psychology/psychotherapy. This includes topics like dealing with defense mechanisms like psychological denial, motivating people towards behavioral change or dealing with psychological stress and disorders.
The Position Statement, that we have published on 2019/05/21 on psychologistsforfuture.org is the result of a working group of psychologists and psychotherapists from different branches. It has been signed by more than 100 professionals until the date of publication.
It does not represent the views of any organiziation and no new organization is being formed on the basis of this statement.