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Continuing Education


Date: 9:00am PDT September 14, 2013 - 5:30pm October 13, 2013 Location: York Graduate Center, Room 107

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    Patricia Hasbach, Ph.D.

York Graduate Center, Room 107

This course will provide resources and techniques for mental health providers to utilize nature-based activities and metaphors in their therapeutic work, address concerns about environmental issues they may encounter during the course of counseling, and to harness individuals’ values about ecology or sustainability to foster therapeutic goals.

This application course builds on the material covered in Introduction to Ecopsychology in Counseling. Topics such as addressing grief and despair about environmental issues, using contacts with restorative natural settings to promote counseling goals, and working with diversity in an ecotherapy context will be explored using didactic presentations, role-playing, outdoor activities, video presentations, and guest speakers.

This course is part of our Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate Program

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Two weekends: Saturday-Sunday, September 14-15, and October 12-13, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Patricia Hasbach, Ph.D.

Prerequisite: CPSY 528

Degree-applicable credit: CPSY 597, 2 semester hours, $1,608

  • If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor. Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please complete the Special Student Registration form (PDF)

Continuing education credit: CECP 897, 2 semester hours, $700

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

About the Instructor

Patricia H. Hasbach, Ph.D. is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and clinical psychotherapist with a private practice in Eugene, Oregon, and an adjunct faculty member at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and at Antioch University Seattle. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and a post-doctoral M.A. in Ecopsychology from Naropa University. She recently published Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species (MIT Press, 2012, edited with Peter Kahn). Her most recent book, The Rediscovery of the Wild was published by MIT Press in February 2013. In addition, Dr. Hasbach has published articles in the journals, Ecopsychology and Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy.

As a clinician, Dr. Hasbach incorporates ecopsychological practices with traditional theory to address issues of anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, health-related recovery, and wellness in adults and couples. She consults extensively with hospitals, schools, businesses, architecture design and land-use planning firms, and community environmental activist groups. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal,Ecopsychology. She has also been associated with the Human Interaction with Nature and Technological Systems Lab (The HINTS Lab) at the University of Washington.

Her academic interests focus on the processes and mechanisms that underlie the development of an environmental sensibility and on what can be called “the rewilding of the human species.” She has a particular interest in how experiences in the natural world map onto the internal landscape of client reflections and thus enrich the therapeutic process.

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