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Ecopsychology Narratives: Writing from the Perspectives of Science, Memoir, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction

Date: June 8 2013 9:00am - June 9 2013 5:00pm Location: Room 114, Graduate Campus

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Ecopsychology explores the psychological interdependence of humans and nature, and the implications of this interdependence for human identity, wellbeing, and sustainability.

In this weekend workshop, participants will practice writing about ecopsychology themes using four creative lenses:

  • Scholarly and academic writing (advancing evidence-based environmental arguments)
  • Memoir (i.e., bearing witness to nature connections in their personal history)
  • Poetry (evoking interdependence with nature through language and metaphor), and
  • Creative nonfiction, (i.e., describing ecopsychology themes in language accessible to general readers)

Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with different writing styles and explore the same idea from different perspectives. Tips, examples and exercises based on the four modes will be provided. Participants are also invited to work on writing projects they have in progress. 

Learn more about our Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate Program

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructors: Thomas Doherty, Psy.D., Hanna Neuschwander, Laura Moulton, M.F.A

Degree-applicable credit: CPSY 598, 1 semester hour, $804

  • If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor. Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please complete the Special Student Registration form (PDF)

Note: In WebAdvisor this course is listed as Topics in Applied Ecopsychology

Continuing education credit: CECP 898, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

About the Instructors

Thomas Doherty, Psy.D. developed the Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecopsychology. A licensed psychologist, Thomas also spent a number of years working with young people in the outdoors as a wilderness therapy expedition leader and a professional whitewater rafting guide. Thomas is an expert on the mental health benefits of green spaces and can communicate this information in a clear and accessible way to a variety of audiences.

Hanna Neuschwander is the Director of Communications at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School and the managing editor of Democracy & Education, an academic journal of progressive education theory. Hanna is also an accomplished food and travel writer whose works include the book Left Coast Roast and numerous articles for publications including Travel + Leisure, Edible Seattle, Portland Monthly, and others.

Laura Moulton M.F.A. is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons, and teen shelters, and is an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University and Lewis & Clark College. Her social art practice projects have involved postal workers, immigrants, prisoners and students. She earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University. 

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