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  • The certificate itself does not constitute either a degree or a license to practice. There is no current professional licensure for ecopsychology or ecotherapy, though the field is likely to evolve over the next decade to adopt standards for professionals and Certificate student can help contribute to that process.


  • It is up to individual students to ensure that they are on track to receive their professional licensure through a post-secondary degree program. The certificate offers additional coursework to give students specialized knowledge in the emerging field of ecopsychology.

    Examples of future pathways for counseling graduates who hold the Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate include:

    • Seeking an advanced degree in psychology or other field
    • Seeking professional licensure in their specialty
    • Private practice or agency work with an ecopsychology focus (with appropriate supervision)
    • School counseling with an ecopsychology focus (with appropriate supervision)
    • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (i.e., wilderness therapy; with appropriate supervision)
    • Teaching Ecopsychology courses
    • Community organizing / Non-profit work
    • Creative arts with an eco-therapeutic focus
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