Ecopsychology Certificate Program Presentations
Date: 12:00pm PDT December 12, 2013 PST Location: Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center, Room 101
Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center, Room 101
Join us for a showcase of three Ecopsychology Certificate program capstone projects and celebrate the first two Certificate program graduates.
Graduate Ivy Katz’s project, Lessons Learned: Creating a Culturally Competent Ecotherapy Curriculum for Native American Youth, is a written account of the process of creating a twelve-week ecotherapy curriculum for Native American students of the Chemawa Indian school who attended a weekend program at the Center at Heron Hill, an eco- and equine therapy program in Canby, Oregon.
Graduate Kirk Shepard’s project, The Nature Within: Queer Eco Stories from the Pacific Northwest, is a 30 minute documentary exploring how four queer individuals living in the Pacific Northwest developed their ecological identities. Each of them speak of past experiences in the natural world and how their up-bringing and family values currently impact their diverse connections and relationships to nature.
Program participant Natasha Laumei’s project, Within These Walls: An Investigative Reflection on Therapeutic Gardens in Correctional Settings, examines the history and practice of horticultural therapy, and describes her experiences introducing and implementing a gardening program at a secure residential treatment facility for adjudicated adolescent girls, as well as working with the established Coffee Creek Correctional Facility gardening program.