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We are a group drawn from the psychological professions.

We aim to contribute our specialist knowledge to the area of climate change. As a not-for-profit membership organisation, we invite people to Join In, and come to our individual events. We also work with Partner organisations.

The Alliance is co-ordinated by an Executive Group, supported by an Advisory Group. Profiles of those involved are provided below.


Paul Hoggett, CPA Chair, is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at UWE, Bristol. He is a psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council, founding editor of the journal Organisational & Social Dynamics and author of Partisans in an Uncertain World (1992) and Politics, Identity and Emotion (2009).

AdrianTait     Adrian Tait, CPA Secretary, has a background in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, chairs a Transition group in Somerset, devised and chaired the 2009 UWE conference “Facing Climate Change” and was a co-founder of the Climate Psychology Alliance.
Judithapr14     Judith Anderson, CPA Website Co-ordinator, works in Leamington Spa as a Jungian Psychotherapist and energy psychotherapist with a background in psychiatry. She has worked with others to bring Climate Change to the attention of psychotherapy organisations. Some of her contributions in the field are listed here
NickD2017small     Nick Davis, CPA Treasurer, is a psychodynamic therapist in private practice. He co-founded his local group of Friends of the Earth in 1990 and is interested in the science and economics of climate change. Cycling is a particular passion.


Julian Manley, CPA Membership Development, works at the Psychosocial Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire. He has a background in in the Humanities and Psychosocial Studies, with an MA in English, an MSc in Group Relations and Society and a PhD in Social Dreaming. He developed a special interest in environmental issues after spending a year at Schumacher College in 2006/07.

ChrisRobertson     Chris Robertson, CPA website group, has been a psychotherapist and trainer since 1978 and is co-founder of Re•Vision, an integrative and transpersonal psychotherapy training centre, which includes ecopsychology principles and practice. He contributed the chapter ‘Dangerous Margins’ to the Ecopsychology anthology ‘Vital Signs’ (Karnac), and is author of several articles including ‘Ecopsychology’s Wilding’.
SaraDeco     Sarah Deco, CPA Advisory Group, is a group psychotherapist and art therapist with 30 years experience in the NHS and as a freelance consultant, supervisor and therapist. Her work includes the use of visual and performing arts, storytelling and social dreaming. She also works as a professional storyteller


Susan Bodnar, CPA Advisory Group


JoeDodds     Joseph Dodds, CPA Advisory Group, is Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, psychotherapist in private practice, psychology lecturer at AAU and UNYP, and advanced candidate in the Czech Psychoanalytical Society (IPA). He is author of the book ‘’ (2011) and runs the blog
Renee Lertzman    

Dr. Renee Lertzman, CPA Advisory Group, is a practitioner whose work bridges psychodynamic research and environmental issues. She has developed trainings for those working in environmental change, scholars and researchers. Presenting internationally, her work has been featured in The Guardian, and the BBC in the UK and similarly in US. Her first book, Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement, is now available 

RoRandall     Rosemary Randall, CPA Advisory Group, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and member of the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy. She is the founder (with Andy Brown) of the Carbon Conversations project and writes widely on climate change and psychology. Her most recent book is In Time for Tomorrow? (Surefoot 2015). For more information see
Sally Weintrobe     Sally Weintrobe, CPA Advisory Group, is a psychoanalyst who writes, talks and consults on understanding and communicating about climate change in the UK and internationally.  She edited and contributed to (2012) Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.  Her current writing is on the culture of uncare that drives disavowal of climate change.
Paul Zeal     Paul Zeal, CPA Advisory Group, is emerging from a long career in psychoanalysis, more fully into the embrace of wider Nature. He continues to teach and write in the areas of psychoanalysis, environmental awareness, and Taoist practices.