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Division of Clinical Psychology

The Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) exists to promote the professional interests of Clinical Psychologists across the UK.

The DCP works closely with a number of organisations including the NHS, the government, and multiple professional bodies and groups in the voluntary sector, to promote and develop clinical psychology as a body of knowledge and skills.

For any queries regarding the work of the Division of Clinical Psychology please contact the Member Networks Team

Climate change

As this decade's pivotal international climate Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November fast approaches, public engagement with the Climate and Ecological Emergency is vital.

Government and business leaders need a strong public mandate to tip them into taking the urgent actions that are needed to limit global heating, and to mitigate the harmful effects that are already underway.

As respected health professionals, who profess expertise in human change, we can add our voices and influence, showing how climate and environemental actions are consistent with all our responsibilites to promote health, wellbeing, inclusivity and diversity. 

We have two separate but inter-connected DCP Climate and Environmental webinars coming up in September (information coming soon).

With Alison Robertson as DCP Executive's new climate and environmental champion, we are engaging with Faculties to explore how clinical psychologists can take action on behalf of, and with, our particular client groups.

If you would like to get in touch with any thoughts, ideas or resources, please email Tony Wainwright or Annie Mitchell.

It is clear that individual psychologists are struggling to join the dots between our personal, professional and ethical responsibilities, and want ideas about what to do, so we have produced a draft list of suggestions (see below), each with a link to background reading and evidence, as a starting point for those who are hesitant, or who are keen to engage as psychologists, as well as personally, but are unsure how.  

 

What can practitioner psychologists do about the climate & environmental crisis?

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