Research & Publications

Bob Doppelt is now writing a regular column for Psychology Today.

Click here to read “Community is Medicine”

Click here to read “Climate Anxiety in Make Believe Mirrors Real Time”

Click here to read “It’s Time to ‘De-Privatize’ Mental Health”

The ITRC and Trauma Informed Oregon Complete Survey of Best Terms to Use to Describe Resilience

Preventing and Healing Climate Trauma: A Guide for Building Hope and Resilience in Communities

The book by ITRC Coordinator Bob Doppelt will be released in March 2023.

Using extensive research, interviews with program leaders, and examples, Preventing and Healing Climate Traumas is a step-by-step guide for organizing community-based, culturally tailored, population-level mental wellness and resilience-building initiatives to prevent and heal individual and collective climate traumas. The book describes how to use a public health approach to build universal capacity for mental wellness and transformational resilience by engaging community members in building robust social support networks, making a just transition by regenerating local physical/built, economic, and ecological systems, learning how trauma and toxic stress can affect their body, mind, and emotions as well as age and culturally tailored mental wellness and resilience skills, and organizing group and community-minded events that help residents heal their traumas. These actions build community cohesion and efficacy as residents also engage in solutions to the climate emergency.

This book is essential reading for grassroots, civic, non-profit, private, and public sector mental health, human services, disaster management, climate, faith, education, and other professionals, as well as members of the public concerned about these issues. Readers will come away from the book with practical methods—based on real-world examples—that they can use to organize and facilitate community-based initiatives that prevent and heal mental health and psycho-social-spiritual problems and reduce contributions to the climate crisis.

book cover for Preventing and Healing Climate Trauma: A Guide for Building Hope and Resilience in Communities, by ITRC Coordinator Bob Doppelt

Transformational Resilience:
How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing

Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing by ITRC Coordinator Bob Doppelt is also available from Routledge Publishing (https://www.routledge.com/) and many other booksellers. Published in 2016, it has received praise from dozens of climate, mental health, spiritual and other leaders around the world.

Read the accolades just 2 weeks after its release!

The book describes the adverse personal mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate disruption. It clarifies that unless major preventative efforts are quickly launched in the U.S. and globally, the negative human impacts will undermine the safety, health, and wellbeing of individuals, families, organizations, communities, and entire societies. It also outlines how individuals and groups of all types can use the Resilient Growth™ model to avoid or minimize maladaptive responses and use climate adversities as catalysts to learn, grow, and thrive.

Transformational Resilience describes the Resilient Growth™ model as a guiding framework for building personal mental wellness and resilience.

book cover for Transformational Resilience: How Building a Culture of Human Resilience Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing Transformational Resilience: How Building a Culture of Human Resilience Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing by Bob Doppelt

ITRC Report Says People on the West Coast Must Be Prepared for the Rising Psychological and Psychosocial Impacts of Climate Change

ITRC Issues Recommendations for Preventing and Healing Pandemic-Generated Mental Health and Psychosocial Problems