Judith Anderson is a Jungian Psychotherapist with a background in psychiatry. She is also on the steering group of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. She has worked with others to create an Environmental, Sustainability and Climate Change Policy for UKCP. She works in Leamington Spa with individuals and couples, integrating Energy Psychology methods into her practice where appropriate.
Joseph Dodds is a lecturer in various courses in psychoanalysis and psychology at Charles University, the University of New York in Prague, and the Anglo-American University. He is also a therapist in private practice, and an advanced candidate in the Czech Psychoanalytical Society (IPA). Mr Dodds is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society. Originating from London, he has lived and worked primarily in Prague since 1999, and is the author of the book Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos: Complexity theory, Deleuze|Guattari and psychoanalysis for a climate in crisis (Dodds 2011, Routledge), several other articles and book chapters on psychoanalytic applications to neuroscience, culture, society, art, and ecology. Currently, the centre of his research is on the affective, unconscious, aesthetic, and psycho-social dynamics of climate change. He runs the blog Ecopsychoanalysis with Martin Jordan.
Paul Hoggett (CPA Chair) is a therapist, researcher and teacher. He is Professor of Social Policy at the University of the West of England and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and member of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy. He has a strong interest in the role of emotions in organisational and political life. He has been involved in training and consultancy to public organisations for many years and works within the Tavistock Group Relations tradition, being the founder editor of its journal Organisational & Social Dynamics. He is the author of many books the latest being Politics, Identity & Emotion (Paradigm Publishers, 2009). He is a member of the Green Party and teaches the Politics of Climate Change at UWE.
Renee Lertzman is a psychoanalytically informed social science researcher, writer and strategic consultant. She works with organizations to implement psychologically informed research, and branding and communications/engagement strategies, concerning sustainability and climate change related issues. She is based in Portland, Oregon, and currently consults with organizations internationally. Clients include the Oregon Global Warming Commission, Cogan Owens Cogan, Skoll Global Threats Fund and Transport for London. Her book, based on her doctoral research on environmental melancholia and apathy, will be published in 2013. More about her work can be found at www.reneelertzman.com
Rosemary Randall is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist and member of the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy. She works in private practice in Cambridge. She has been involved in environmental issues for many years and since 2004 has been particularly involved in work on climate change where she has sought to bring a psychological perspective to community work projects and to public communication.
With Andy Brown, Ro founded the Carbon Conversations project a programme of facilitated, psychologically focused small groups which explore which explore personal carbon reduction and which was nominated as ‘one of the twenty most promising solutions to climate change’ by the Guardian/Manchester International Festival in 2009. Ro writes and lectures widely on the psychological dimension of climate change. Her publications include:
(2005) “A new climate for psychotherapy”. Psychotherapy and Politics International 3:3 165-179 Wiley. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppi.7/abstract
(2009) “Loss and climate change: the cost of parallel narratives”. Ecopsychology. September 2009, 1(3): 118-129. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/eco.2009.0034
(2012) “Great expectations: the psychodynamics of ecological debt” in Sally Weintrobe (ed.) Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Her blog can be found at www.rorandall.org
Chris Robertson has been a psychotherapist and trainer since 1978 working in several European countries. His training background includes Psychosynthesis, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapy and Archetypal Psychology. He contributed the chapter ‘Dangerous Margins’ to the recent Ecopsychology anthology ‘Vital Signs’ (Karnac), is co-author of Emotions and Needs (OUP) and author of several articles including ‘The Numinous Psyche’ in International Journal of Psychotherapy (Vol. 18, no2). He is co-creator of the workshop Borderlands and the Wisdom of Uncertainty, which in 1989 became the subject of a BBC documentary. He is a co-founder and director of training at Re•Vision, an integrative and transpersonal psychotherapy training centre. He works in London at Re•Vision where he also sees individuals, couples and supervisees.
Adrian Tait (CPA Secretary) is a psychoanalytic therapist with 26 years’ experience in clinical practice, supervision and teaching, in both private and NHS settings. He has a strong commitment to the Independent tradition and pluralism. Since 2007, he has had an increasing interest in the application of psychoanalytic and other sources of insight into the psyche to the problems of human engagement with climate change and global ecological crisis.
In 2009, Adrian linked up with Bristol UWE’s Centre for Psycho-Social Studies to stage the Conference “Facing Climate Change”. This led to a three year visiting Fellowship at CPSS, resulting in several more events there and, in collaboration with Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, a multi-modality event in London. This collaboration was a strand in the culmination of his work with CPSS, the formation of the Climate Psychology Alliance.
Adrian chairs a Transition initiative in Somerset and has played a leading role in developing the Transition Somerset network, leading to an event “Our Energy Future” at Taunton in October 2012, aimed at showcasing, encouraging and connecting renewable energy initiatives in the county.
Sally Weintrobe is a practising psychoanalyst and a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. Until recently she chaired its Scientific Committee. She was a member of Senior Staff at the Tavistock Clinic and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London in the Dept of Psychoanalytic Studies.
She has lectured and written on issues of clinical psychoanalysis and on climate change, particularly on the subjects of greed, entitlement attitudes, climate change denial, how we manage our anxieties about climate change, and on our relationship with nature.
Weintrobe, S. (2004). Links between grievance, complaint and different forms of entitlement. Int J Psychoanal. 85: 83-96.
Weintrobe, S. (2010). A dehumanizing form of prejudice. In Enduring Loss: Mourning, Depression and Narcissism through the Life Cycle. (ed) McGinley and Varchevker. London:Karnac.
Weintrobe, S. (2010). Engaging with Climate Change Means Engaging with Our Human Nature. Ecopsychology. June 2010: 119-120.
Weintrobe, S. (2010) On Links Between Runaway Consumer Greed and Climate Change Denial: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, Bulletin Annual of the British Psychoanalytical Soceity,1: 63-75, London: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Weintrobe, S. (2012) On the difficult problem of anxiety in thinking about climate change. in Engaging with Climate Change: psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ed. Weintrobe, S. London : Routledge New Library of Psychoanalysis: Beyond the Couch series.
Weintrobe, S. (2012) On the love of nature and on human nature: restoring split internal landscapes. in Engaging with Climate Change: psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ed. Weintrobe, S. London : Routledge New Library of Psychoanalysis: Beyond the Couch series.
2010 “Big Wild Cats: the predator within – our unconscious connections with wild animals” Paper given with Amanda Barrett, filmmaker, Science Museum, London
2011 “Anxieties about our environment”
Congress of the European Psychoanalytic Federation, Copenhagen
2011 “On the difficult problem of anxiety in thinking about climate change”
Presentation to Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Paul Zeal is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Somerset. He has held a number of relatively senior positions in the profession of psychotherapy during a forty-year career. Recent relevant publications include: ‘How to be – Breath, Gender and Dream in a Limited World’, Sitegeist Number 7, Spring 2012 and ‘Tao for Troubled Times’, Resurgence Magazine Number 263, 2010. He is interested in the relations between mind and body, and is researching the meaning of the phrase ‘Three minds in one mind’ referring to head as centre for thinking mind, heart as centre for emotional mind, and abdomen as centre for instinctual/sexual mind. This has implications for the politics of education and health care. He leads a seminar series All About Relating, teaches psychoanalysis, embodiment, and co-facilitates Constellation Workshops.
Mary-Jayne Rust is an ecopsychologist and psychotherapist of 35yrs experience, inspired by trainings in art therapy, feminist therapy,and Jungian analysis. Journeys to Ladakh in the early 1990’s alerted her to the seriousness of the ecological crisis, and its cultural/economic/ spiritual roots. Alongside her therapy practice she teaches ecopsychology, a growing field of inquiry into the psychological dimensions of ecological crisis; she co-founded the UK Ecopschology websites: www.ecopsychology.org.uk and www.ecopsychologyuk.ning.com. Her publications can be found on www.mjrust.net, and include the recent Vital Signs: Psychological Responses to Ecological Crisis. Eds M.J. Rust & Nick Totton. Karnac, London 2011. She is a Fellow of the Schumacher Society and a regular teacher at Schumacher College, Devon.
Sarah Deco is a group psychotherapist and art therapist with 30 years experience in the NHS and as a freelance consultant, supervisor and therapist.
She is interested in developing a systemic and group analytic understanding of our environmental crisis and an ecological perspective in our understanding of human psychology.
Her work as a facilitator and group therapist includes the use of visual and performing arts, storytelling and social dreaming.
She is member of The Institute of Group Analysis and the British Association of Art Therapists. www.sarahdeco.org