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Dr. Clelland Discusses Eco-Anxiety on BC Institute of Technology Radio 02.05.20
Dr. Clelland Discusses Eco-Anxiety on BC Institute of Technology Radio
02.05.20

Debbie Clelland, Ph.D., core faculty in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and Master of Counselling Psychology programs at Adler University in Vancouver, was interviewed for a BC Institute of Technology Radio segment. Clelland explained the rising prevalence of eco-anxiety as well as how those who experience it can cope.

Eco-anxiety refers to the psychological impact of climate change, which can sometimes equate to chronic or severe anxiety related to environmental doom. Clelland commented on how the Counselling department at Adler University is helping prepare clinicians to treat eco-anxiety.

“We are helping people look at anxiety in context,” said Clelland. “People are becoming much more fearful of what’s happening in the world, what’s happening because of climate change, and what’s happening to impact people and their mental health because of climate change.”

Listen to the full episode.