Bob Doppelt is now writing a regular column for Psychology Today.
Click here to listen to a short interview with Bob Doppelt about Preventing and Healing Climate Traumas
What people are saying:
Bob Doppelt founded and coordinates the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC), a network of mental health, social service, disaster management, climate, and faith organizations and professionals.
He is trained in both counseling psychology and environmental science and has combined the two fields throughout his career. He is also a Graduate of the International Program on the Management of Sustainability, in Ziest, The Netherlands, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor, and runs Transformational Resilience workshops for all types of organizations.
For almost a decade Bob directed the Climate Leadership Initiative at the University of Oregon, a climate change research and technical assistance program that was one of the first in the U.S. to assist private and public entities to develop climate mitigation and adaptation plans. He also taught systems thinking at the university.
Through this work Bob realized that the mental health and psycho-social-spiritual impacts of the climate crisis were a significant but largely unaddressed problem. This led him in 2013 to organize the ITRC. Due to his many years of work, in 2015 Bob was named one the world’s “50 Most Talented Social Innovators” by the World CRS Congress.
"The health of our planet is inherently connected to our wellbeing as human beings. Preventing climate trauma and supporting holistic healing and resilience in the ways that our diverse communities interact with the stresses of climate change is quickly becoming one of the biggest challenges of our generation. Bob Doppelt’s new book offers an essential blueprint towards building a healthier future in the places where we live."
Dr. Antonis Kousoulis
Director for England and Wales
Mental Health Foundation, UK