Fall 2023 Cohort Important Information

Application Timeline
Applications Open: May 1
Final Application Deadline: July 31

September 15–16
October 6–7
October 27–28
November 17–18
December 8–9

Program Fee: $4,000–$6,000
Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)

Climate Psychology Certificate 

CPC provides psychological training and skills for therapists, healers, and allied professionals to competently and innovatively address the growing mental health impacts of the climate emergency. Utilizing an integrative and robust framework that includes multiple behavioral science approaches and philosophies, as well as a view into the broken systemic legacies from which painful eco-emotional conditions arise, climate psychology is adaptable to various therapeutic orientations.

The primary focus of CPC is to provide training that can be incorporated into clinical practice for working therapeutically with the lived experiences of eco-anxiety, eco-grief, and many expressions of climate-invoked dread. Participants learn about:

  • Immediate mental health impacts of climate related disasters.
  • Long term stress of living with the reality of climate change over time.
  • Trauma-informed therapeutic and emotional resiliency skills with ways of motivating effective action.
  • Existential dilemmas that come into the therapy room, such as whether to have a family, move out of a geographical area to avoid climate related disasters, kinship breakdown, and more generally, how to navigate one’s own future with escalating threats.

How to Apply

Applications for Certificate Programs may be submitted through CIIS' online platform. Applications include: Background & Goal Statement, Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and an optional Scholarship Essay.

We especially encourage applications from individuals who: identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color; identify as LGBTQIA+, and/or serve marginalized or under-represented populations.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full. Applicants will be notified within a few weeks after the application deadline.

If you have additional questions, including disability-related accommodation requests, contact us.

About CIIS Public Programs

CIIS Public Programs produces events and continuing education opportunities for people who are curious about themselves and the world. Our programs and podcast further personal and social transformation by bringing together the diverse voices of visionaries, artists, and scholars to share compelling experiences, offer new perspectives, and expand creative horizons. Public Programs enhances and reflects the academic mission of California Institute of Integral Studies.

Anti-Racist/Inclusion Statement

CIIS Public Programs is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, and/or medical condition. Through our programming, we strive to amplify the voices of those who have historically been under-represented. We commit to use our in-person and online platforms to uplift the stories and teachings of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color; those in the LGBTQIA+ community; and all those whose lives emerge from the intersections of multiple identities.


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