Eco-Psychotherapy

Strongly Disagree Disagree Does Not Apply Agree Strongly Agree I can describe the historical roots of eco-psychotherapy, and cite 3 major contributors to its theory I can describe the historical roots of eco-psychotherapy, and cite 3 major contributors to its theory I am able to discuss at least 2 theoretical differences between different approaches within the eco-psychotherapy modality and explain dilemmas and controversies within these I understand how an eco-psychotherapeutic approach influences my understanding of my clients' anxieties, and to be able to separate the neurotic from objective concerns for the changing world in which we live I am able to [...]

Eco-Psychotherapy2019-08-14T17:19:43+00:00

Reading list

By Emma Palmer and Mary-Jayne Rust Abram, D. (1996) The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World. Pantheon Books, New York. Alaimo, S. (2000) Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space. Cornell University Press. Badiner, Hunt, A. (1990) Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology. Parallax Press, California. Bateson, G. (2000) Steps to an Ecology of Mind. University of Chicago Press edition. Bernstein, J. (2006) Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma. Routledge. Berry, T. (2000).The Great Work. Three Rivers Press. Birkeland, I. (2005). Making Place, Making Self. Ashgate Press. Bond, D. Stephenson [...]

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Dilemmas, Controversies and Theory Diversity in the Field of Eco-Psychology

By Nick Totton Appropriately enough, ecopsychology has grown like a forest, with few dogmas, rules, and institutions, and with no fence defining what is inside and what is outside. Or in a different metaphor, it resembles a complex river delta with many water courses flowing side by side, branching and braiding until it is impossible to identify which is which. Although the version of ecopsychology associated with Theodore Roszak (1993, 1995) is a crucial component, many enter the forest by other paths: adventure and outdoor therapy and bushcraft, art and art therapy, spirituality, horticulture, permaculture, ecology, environmental activism, and of course counselling and [...]

Dilemmas, Controversies and Theory Diversity in the Field of Eco-Psychology2019-05-30T19:02:12+00:00

Key players, journals and trainings in Ecopsychology

By Emma Palmer and Mary-Jayne Rust This study guide details authors, journals, and schools and longer training courses in both the UK and overseas. For full details of the author's books, please see the accompanying Reading List. Contemporary authors David Abram David Abram is an American cultural ecologist, geophilosopher, and performance artist. His work has been instrumental in catalyzing the emergence of several new disciplines, including ecopsychology. David is the author of ‘Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology’ (Pantheon, 2010), and ‘The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World’ (Vintage, 1997) and his essays on the cultural causes and [...]

Key players, journals and trainings in Ecopsychology2019-05-30T19:02:15+00:00

The History of Ecopsychology

By Tania Dolley, Emma Palmer, Hilary Prentice and Mary-Jayne Rust Ecopsychology explores the relationship between human and other-than and more-than-human life, synthesising and re-uniting ecology and psychology. This brief introduction provides an overview of the many and varied roots of ecopsychology through to its establishment in the UK. Ecopsychological approaches are cross-disciplinary; from systems thinking and transpersonal psychology to environmental philosophy and ethics, amongst others, with much early thinking emerging from the deep ecologymovement. The work of the ecologist, environmentalist, and forester Aldo Leopold reflects the beginnings of ecopsychological thought and practice, for example, in A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There, (Leopold, 1949). Leopold describes the land around his Wisconsin home, advocating [...]

The History of Ecopsychology2019-06-05T19:39:02+00:00