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Counseling Psychology

Ecopsychology Certificate

We’re using knowledge about our place in the natural world to imagine new possibilities for many professions. Join us to explore the interface between humans and nature in the 21st century.



Semester hours: 8
Courses offered: On campus only

Understanding people’s emotional connections with the natural world can be integral to meeting therapeutic, educational, or sustainability goals. Lewis & Clark’s Ecopsychology Certificate program provides an opportunity for practitioners and graduate students to enhance their training with an evidence-based, experiential, and socially progressive ecopsychology curriculum. Certificate coursework explores questions like:

  • How do green spaces support the healthy development of children—and of communities?
  • What happens when you bring nature into the counseling office? Or when you take therapy outdoors?
  • How can psychological insights invigorate conservation efforts and support advocacy for social justice and community well-being?

The Certificate is open to:

  • Master’s students at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School
  • Master’s students at comparable degree programs
  • Graduates of these degree programs
  • Professionals seeking to expand their practice and contribute to an ecologically healthy world

The Certificate is offered on campus only.

In class, I had the tangible experience of noticing myself learn. I could feel my level of awareness rippling outward throughout the weekend and it was fantastic!StudentIntroduction to Ecopsychology in Counseling course
We are currently accepting applications for this program. Click here for admissions information