Dr. Lise Van Susteren is a general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, and expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate disruption. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral at George Washington University and co-founder of Climate Psychiatry Alliance. A frequent contributor on television, radio and in the print media, she is also the expert witness on the psychological damages to children in Juliana v US Government, Held v Montana and the People V Arctic Oil before the European Court of Human Rights. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate from Maryland. Her book, Emotional Inflammation Discover your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times was published in 2020.
‘Speak up – even if your voice trembles’ – because every day more people are ready to listen…. Warnings about climate have made young people legitimately fearful, depressed, and angry. Many feel abandoned.READ NOW
Mental-health professionals are trying to figure out how to talk about the climate. A professional group of like-minded clinicians, the Climate Psychology Alliance, has created a searchable network of these doctors online, and a website called inclusive-therapists.com now allows patients to search for therapists who deal with climate anxiety.READ NOW
LVS Is an experienced and effective public speaker on a range of mental health issues which affect our wellbeing. In her many different and original presentations, designed specifically with the audience in mind, she emphasizes interactive dialogues and small group engagements to enliven the experience of learning about issues that are important to them. In this day of tumultuous breaking news, she also knows how to calm us down - by helping us identify and unpack our reactor types and foster better relationships by showing us how to better understand each other.
Hidden in plain sight but not always in our consciousness, she shares a menu of natural remedies we can use to restore our emotional equilibrium. And weaving in the latest in 21st Century neuroscience - she will share the essentially untold story of why, as we seek to address social justice issues while finding purpose to define our lives, going from being a bystander to an upstander has proved to be the “magic sauce”.