Introduction to Ecopsychology
Date: 9:00am PST January 11 Location: York Graduate Center, Room 107
York Graduate Center, Room 107
Ecopsychology recognizes a connection between mental health and the natural environment and explores ways in which psychological knowledge and practices can contribute to the solution of environmental problems.
This course provides an introduction to ecopsychology practices in counseling and a survey of related research findings in environmental and conservation psychology on topics such as the health benefits of natural settings, the development of environmental identities, and promotion of conservation behaviors.
Students will be guided toward self-reflection regarding their own environmental identity, their motivations for integrating environmental approaches into counseling, and ways to integrate ecopsychology into their existing theory and practice base.
This course is the first in our Ecopsychology Certificate Program sequence.
Course Details & Registration
Dates: January 11-12, February 22-23, April 12-13, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Thomas Doherty, Psy.D.
Degree-applicable credit: CPSY 528, 3 semester hours, $2,412
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 828, 3 semester hours, $1,050
About the Instructor
Thomas Joseph Doherty is a licensed psychologist who created and helps to direct the Ecopsychology Certificate Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Thomas specializes in teaching courses that integrate research on human relationships with the natural world, environmental conservation, and sustainability with modern counseling and psychotherapy practice. Thomas is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecopsychology and served as member of the American Psychological Association’s Climate Change Task Force. Thomas also works with individuals and consults with organizations through his business Sustainable Self.
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