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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.


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 wellbeing?

Prospective Certificate students take a one-credit prerequisite course, Environmental Identity and the Ecological Self, offered each fall, and from there, the nine-credit Certificate sequence can be taken for graduate degree-applicable or continuing education credit.* 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
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We are currently accepting applications for this program. Click here for admissions information 



Meet Certificate faculty and students on our Faculty & Students page and watch this video featuring Certificate Director Thomas Doherty and students in the program.