COUN 665: Ecotherapy: Applied Ecopsychology
This course examines a new approach to therapy and counseling. Ecopsychology is a part of an emergent paradigm that seeks to understand the relationship between the problems individuals bring to counseling and environmental degradation. Ecotherapy applies the insights of ecopsychology to counseling and therapy through a new approach that sees the healing of the human psyche and the nurturing of the earth as part of the same enterprise. Students will explore and evaluate the effects of human perceptions, attitudes, values, and behavior in relation to the natural world and learn approaches, skills and techniques that foster human well-being and the health of the natural world. 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisites: Graduate students with majors in the Counseling and Educational Leadership department (CNEL) only.