Psychotherapy and the Natural World

Learning Objectives
  1. To be able to describe the historical roots of eco-psychotherapy, and cite 3 major contributors to its theory
  2. To be able to conceptualise and explain eco-psychotherapy as a modality, describing 3 key elements in this approach
  3. To be able to describe at least 2 theoretical differences between different approaches within the eco-psychotherapy modality, and explain dilemmas and controversies within these
  4. To explain how an eco-psychotherapeutic approach influences your understanding of your clients' anxieties, and to be able to separate the neurotic from objective concerns for the changing world in which we live
  5. To be able to consider and articulate your own emotional responses to climate change and other environmental challenges
  6. To be able to describe 2 ways in which an ecological approach may be helpful in working with clients or patients suffering from trauma