A Certificate or Diploma in Eco-psychotherapy and the Emerging Adolescent Mind
A Systemic Integration of Our Relationship with Nature into Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Practice
A course for post-qualified child psychotherapists, systemic psychotherapists, child psychologists and child psychiatrists
Saturday 5 February 2022 – Sunday 25 September 2022
This programme offers a qualification in contemporary approaches to integrating eco-psychotherapy into psychotherapeutic work with young people. Based on theoretical foundations of child psychotherapy, immersive experiential contact with the wild, and a foundation in eco-psychology, it is focused on understanding the impact of nature upon the mental health of young people and ways to facilitate those connections.Read More...
It is impossible to ignore the impact of the environmental crisis we are currently facing. It is now unequivocally clear the contemporary, industrial model for social development not only has had a fatal impact on many ecosystems of the earth but also a detrimental effect on human mental health and psychological well-being.
This course is an invitation to radically reimagine the relationship between nature and human mental health with a particular focus on child and adolescent development. Its aim is to bring into creative dialogue a range of relevant approaches: eco-psychology, eco-psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychotherapies, outdoor leadership and wilderness work to address the needs of children and adolescents.
This course will integrate best practices from Western psychotherapeutic traditions with perspectives from multiple non-Western epistemologies for the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem and human culture. Through this we hope to offer an integrative model for working with child and adolescent clients by bringing them into a closer relationship with the natural environment.
To apply for this programme, please first read the APPLICATION PROCESS below.
Course Director: Roger Duncan
Course Assistant Director: Dr Catriona Mellor
Facilitators & Tutors
Amrita Bhohi, Spiritual ecologist
Marie Helene Dalila Boyle, psychotherapist, ceremonialist and nature therapist
Karen Carberry, Consultant Family Therapist & Systemic Supervisor, Co-editor The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health.
Roger Duncan, www.kithandkintherapy.com Family, Systemic and Eco-psychotherapist author of Nature in Mind
Max Girardeau, Co-Director of The Visionaries
Andy Hardie, Senior Therapist (Venture Mor)
Tilly, Senior Field Guide (Venture Mor)
Alexandra Hatfield, vision fast guide and Co-Founder of Wildrites)
Caroline Hickman, Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer in Social Studies University of Bath
Jon Keen, vision fast guide and Co-Founder of (Wildrites)
Alan Kellas, Consultant Psychiatrist and Greencare lead for the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Mel McCree, Ecological artist and forest school educator
Dr Catriona Mellor, Child and adolescent psychiatrist
Graham Music, Author and consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist