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The Clinical Consult is a podcast series that covers topics of direct clinical relevance to psychology practice. Listen to any podcast from our selection below. These episodes are intended for general information and discussion purposes only and do not provide formal recommendations or clinical advice.
This podcast series from the National Register highlights engaging conversations on topics of interest to health service psychologists, psychology doctoral students and trainees, behavioral health clinicians, and others.
Dr. Thomas Doherty—a licensed psychologist in private practice—defines environmental psychology and discusses how to address anxiety related to climate change.
Dr. Thomas Doherty is a Registered Health Service Psychologist based in Portland, Oregon who has developed a specialty addressing people’s concerns about environmental issues and climate change. His multiple publications on nature and mental health include the groundbreaking paper “The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change,” co-authored by Susan Clayton, cited over 700 times. Thomas is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Past President of the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology, and Founding Editor of the academic journal Ecopsychology. Thomas was a member of the APA’s first Task Force on Global Climate Change and founded one of the first environmentally-focused certificate programs for mental health counselors in the US at Lewis & Clark Graduate School. He also co-hosts the Climate Change and Happiness podcast. Thomas is originally from Buffalo, New York.
Samuel Lustgarten, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Over the last seven years, he has worked to examine the intersections between technology and psychology, publishing articles in American Psychologist, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Dr. Lustgarten continues to work closely with clients and associates in practice and advocate for training needs when implementing telepsychology. A former assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), Sam and his spouse have relocated to Portland, OR, where he is involved in private practice and professional activities. As a professional consultant to the Register, he facilitates connection with Associates and explores ethical considerations for technology use in professional practice.