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Great Oak Center for Wellbeing

Introduction to Ecotherapy Training 12CE's

In this training clinicians will become able to help clients attain a deep and meaningful experience of connection with themselves and with nature by taking therapy outdoors.

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Introduction to Ecotherapy Training 12CE's
Introduction to Ecotherapy Training 12CE's

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2023, 9:00 AM – Oct 22, 2023, 3:00 PM

Great Oak Center for Wellbeing, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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About the event

Introduction to Ecotherapy: Integrating the Healing Power of Nature into your Practice

  Research now proves what has always been deeply held and practiced by indigenous peoples, that living in harmony with nature is not just good for the planet, but essential for all of us to be healthy and whole.

In this training clinicians will learn to help clients attain a deep and meaningful experience of connection with themselves and with nature by taking therapy outdoors.  This training will introduce practitioners to the core principles and theories of ecopsychology, indigenous wisdom, as well as practical and ethical issues when moving therapy out of the office.  In addition, we will teach ecotherapy interventions from different theoretical frameworks and facilitate participants practicing with each other.

Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Sunday, October 22nd from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Springbank Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

Cost:  $425  and $400 for NASW members and students

Scholarships Available to BIPOC practitioners or those serving primarily low income indivduals through agencies in Philadelphia. Please email a paragraph stating your name, where you work, what population you primarily serve and a brief 2-4 sentence statement of how you'd like to connect this training to your low income clients. Email to philadelphiaecotherapy@gmail.com

Training Goals:

  • Participants will get a foundation of Ecotherapy principles
  • Participants will develop skills to use Ecotherapy in their outpatient psychotherapy practices
  • Participants will practice Ecotherapy with other clinicians
  • Participants will gain familiarity with indigenous practices around land acknowledgements

Training Objectives: At the completion of this 12 hour program participants will be able to:

  • Discuss historical roots of the development of ecotherapy and identify 3 theories supporting the therapeutic rationale for taking clients outdoors.
  • Connect with an indigenous concept of our relationship with nature
  • Understand how different modalities (ie Gestalt, CBT, Narrative, Family Systems) can be integrated into Ecotherapy
  • Identify how nature metaphors can be used therapeutically to help clients gain new insights into their issues.
  • Understand the different ways eco-therapy impacts different cultural groups
  • Practice ecotherapy techniques, including mindfulness, in small group sessions
  • Be able to identify locations suitable for practicing nature therapy

The Training Will Include:

12CEU’s available for LCSW’s, LPC, and LMFT’s.

Morning Coffee available please Bring Your Own Lunch

Presenters:

 Lauren Kahn, LMFT, Nathan Schlingmann, LPC, Heather Hill, MSS, LCSW and Krista Nelson MA

Schedule


  • 1 day 5 hours

    October 20th and 21st 10:00-3:00 on Springbank Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

Tickets

  • Fall Training

    12CE Fall 2023 Training 10/21 10/22

    $425.00
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  • NASW Discount

    Only for current NASW members

    $400.00
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