Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate
Ecopsychology explores the relationships between mental health, wellbeing and the natural environment, and ways in which counseling psychologists can contribute to conservation and sustainability.
Our mission is to prepare license-eligible and employable counselors to effectively engage the pressing social and environmental issues of our time.
Lewis & Clark’s Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate program offers courses that draw on a robust body of scientific research and applies these insights in counseling and mental health practice.
The program provides an opportunity for current practitioners and graduate students alike to enhance their training in fields such as community counseling or marriage, couple and family therapy with an evidence-based, experiential, and socially progressive ecopsychology curriculum.
Program of Study
Program course work is grounded in ecology as science and philosophy—both shallow and deep—as well as environmental ethics, the arts, and contemporary movements toward social and environmental justice. The ten-credit sequence provides:
- An introduction to ecopsychology and its basis in environmental philosophy, empirical research, and critical theory;
- Applied training in wilderness/adventure therapy and ecotherapy; and
- An opportunity to explore advanced topics such as nature and child development, diversity, and social and environmental justice.
An integrative and self-designed capstone project, such as a thesis or supervised practicum, completes the certificate.
May 30th, 2013
Classes can be taken for graduate degree-applicable or continuing education credit, and are open to participants not currently enrolled in the Certificate program.
Learn more about the guiding, evidence-based philosophy of the ecopsychology program.
Meet ecopsychology faculty and students on our Community page and watch this video featuring Thomas Doherty and students in the program.
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