Introduction to Ecopsychology
This introduction to ecopsychology is meant for therapists, psychologists, social workers, students in these fields or anyone dealing with the health and well-being of clients. The goal of ecopsychology is to create healing through awe leading to unity between people and the natural world. Combining Adlerian Holism and Striving for Social Interest we will claim how cooperation creates both social interest and unity that Adler declares is mentally healthy. We will also use Adler’s treatment of holism to decide how to live in our largest system, Earth. Use of an ecological case study and examination of personal experiences with nature will help us acknowledge our personal beliefs about the natural world. We will apply this information to assess others. Having assessed points of disunity, we will apply at least 3 interesting interventions to create human/nature unity.
- To understand the basic principles of ecopsychology
- To assess your own ecological beliefs
- To learn to assess others
- To understand basic interventions