Embrace of the Earth Conference 2016
Renee Lertzman is a researcher, author strategist and consultant. Having pioneered the bridging of psychodynamic research and environmental issues for more 20 years, Dr. Renee Lertzman seeks to apply psychoanalytic and psychosocial research to applied contexts on the frontlines of environmental work. An internationally recognized thought leader and adviser, Renee works with organizations, professionals, and practitioners from government, business, philanthropic, and non-governmental sectors to design research tools, engagement practices, and strategies suited for the uniquely challenging nature of environmental work. She has written for two decades extensively about how intersections of psychology, environment, and culture illuminate change work. Renee also is regularly commissioned to write for clients and research institutions, including the Skoll Global Threats Fund and the University College London's Climate Sciences Communications Policy Commission. Renee has been invited to present her work around the world, and it has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, Time, ClimateAccess, Climate Confidential, Oregon Public Radio, and the BBC. Renee's first book, Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement, was published by Routledge in 2015.