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Parenting With Nature in Mind

Date: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT April 9 Location: Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center, Room 115

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Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center, Room 115

Join Thomas Doherty, director of the Ecopsychology program at Lewis & Clark, for a public dialogue on the importance of nature in child development and ways families can cope with environmental issues. 

Through presentation of research findings, guided discussion and dialogue, the group will explore how parents can foster their and their children’s environmental identities, in a way that fits with their culture, diversity and other values.

Thomas will also describe ways to create opportunities for children to have safe, transcendent experiences in the outdoors that promote an ecological sense of self and interdependence with the web of life.

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Facilitator: Thomas Doherty, Psy.D.

Cost: Individual or couple (no CEUs/PDUs): $10

Individual with 2 CEUs or PDUs: $30

Register now

Lewis & Clark employees may register at no cost. If you are a Lewis & Clark staff member, register here

About the Facilitator

Thomas J. Doherty is a licensed psychologist who created and helps to direct the Ecopsychology Certificate Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School. Thomas specializes in teaching courses that integrate research on human relationships with the natural world, environmental conservation, and sustainability with modern psychology, counseling and psychotherapy practice.

A former wilderness therapy expedition leader, Thomas received his doctoral degree in psychology from Antioch  New England Graduate School. Thomas was the founding Editor of the academic journal Ecopsychology. He is currently president of the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) and served as a member of the APA’s Climate Change Task Force.  

In addition to his work at Lewis & Clark, Thomas works with individuals and consults with organizations through his business Sustainable Self. He lives in Northeast Portland and with his wife and six-year-old daughter. 

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