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Friday June 25, 2021
Sarah McKay M.A. (McGill) RP Qualifying joined us straight from her graduate program at McGill University and has been working as a Practicum Student under the mentoring of Dr. Adam Kingsbury C.Psych. since August 2020. One of Sarah’s passions is the integration of eco-psychology and clinical practice. Here she will teach on the topic of Changing the Narrative on Climate Change. Join Sarah and our whole ORPG team for a discussion of how one of the most threatening contexts of the current era, the state of our planet and climate change, can be faced with thoughtfulness, skill, courage, compassion and love.
Register below for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation. This is for clinicians and laypeople alike.
Join us on Friday July 9, 2021 at 1pm. No cost and open to all.
FREE ON-LINE WEBINAR: Changing Our Narrative about Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss with Sarah Mackay, M.A. Supervised Practicum Student and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
In this Third Wave Grand Rounds Sarah will share a story that normalizes the difficulties of engaging with the climate and biodiversity emergencies including its potential effect on our mental health. Together we will explore how historical climate narratives can be reframed to ones with more possibility by shifting our attention to areas within our control and capacity. Sarah’s hope is to empower us by seeing the ripple effects of our own pro-environmental actions through social reinforcement with a focus on a) modeling the willingness to initiate discussions about these topics and b) being the change you want to see on our planet.
About our speaker:
Sarah Mackay is a Supervised Practicum Student at the Ottawa River Psychology Group. Sarah holds a M.A. in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and a HBSc with a major in Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Windsor. Sarah is in the process of qualifying to be a Registered Psychotherapist at the Ottawa River Psychology Group (ORPG). Even though it is very early in her career, she intends to specialize in mindfulness-based and compassion-focused therapies and emerging areas of interest of hers include contemplative pedagogy and eco-therapy. Sarah has a deep motivation to be of service to all living beings that share our planet including the other-than-human world. She recently published an article in Psynopsis, Canada’s Psychology Magazine, titled “Compassionate Reflections about Eco-Anxiety” for their Climate Change Issue. She has also recently attended the Mind & Life’s Summer Research Institute on “The Mind, the Human-Earth Connection, and the Climate Crisis” and hopes to share some of what she learnt with you in July’s ORPG Grand Rounds presentation.