Thu, May 18|
Introduction to Ecotherapy Training 8CE's (1)
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.
Time & Location
May 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia, 206 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA
About the event
Introduction to Ecotherapy: Integrating the Healing Power of Nature into your Practice
Now more than ever, people are tuning in to the healing power of nature to deal with the increased anxiety, depression, grief and trauma common to our modern life. 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 become able 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.
Thursday, May 18th from 7-9PM via Zoom
Saturday, May 20th from 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: The Black Lotus
206 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Cost: $300 **Scholarships available for practitioners working in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.
Five full Scholarships Available to practitioners serving primarily low income indivduals through an agency near Zip code 19144. 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 email@example.com
- 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 eight hours 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:
8CEU’s available for LCSW’s, LPC, and LMFT’s.
Morning Coffee, Afternoon Snack, and please Bring Your Own Lunch
Cassandra Bolding, LPC, MAC Lauren Kahn, LMFT, Nathan Schlingmann, LPC, Heather Hill, MSS, LCSW and Krista Nelson
May 20th at The Black Lotus 206 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19144
May 18th Zoom
For participants who are not Students studying to become licensed mental health practitioners or NASW members$300.00
Discount for Students
Discount for Students studying to become licensed mental health practitioners.$250.00+$6.25 service fee
Scholarship$150.00+$3.75 service feeSold Out