Climate Catastrophe: Conservation Psychology
Dr. Mark Gilbert is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona with 43 years of practice in the field. He is currently a house staff mentor for the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson. His interest in the topic he will be addressing – the climate threat to our and other species – comes from a life-long history of working and teaching in the areas of ethology and primatology, conservation of species, and a psychiatry subspecialty primarily helping patients to cope with life threatening illness. He studied with a leading researcher of Darwinian Psychiatry as a significant part of his residency, studying mountain gorillas at the San Diego Zoo and mother-infant primate behavior at University of California Los Angeles. He has worked with a veterinarian specializing in exotic species, volunteered as Elephant Project Director with World Wildlife Fund Canada and is a docent at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.
The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12-1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.
- To educate clinicians and clinical trainees about the field of Conservation Psychology, informing them about the scientific facts on the climate crisis and helping them to monitor their own responses
- To educate about recent research regarding how the climate crisis is affecting the attitudes and mental health of the general population
- To inform attendees on what recent research is showing on the ways to protect mental health in the climate crisis
All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.