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First Annual Oregon Ecopsychology Symposium – June 5th

Date: Friday, June 5, 2015 Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel Registration: $125, includes 6.5 CEUs or PDUs, $50 students. Lunch included. Symposium Website I really pleased to host this unique one-day event in Portland! We'll meet on the Lewis & Clark campus, rated #1 Top Green College by [...]

Just in Time for Earth Day: Psychology and Nature Videos!

I am really excited to share this new video project. Tatiana Snyder, a psychology instructor at Portland Community College (PCC), has been inspiring new psychology students by showcasing psychologists who have interesting practice niches. So, she invited me to work with PCC video director Michael Annus and editor Lucia DeLisa to describe ecopsychology. This turned [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Ecopsychology, video|0 Comments

Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit at James Madison University

A brief note about a recent summit I attended at James Madison University in Virginia. The event was called "Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self." Given the title, you can see why I was really excited to be there. This was billed as a "research-to-practice" summit in which educators and representatives from nongovernmental organizations around the [...]

An International Women’s Day Reflection on Ecofeminism

In Honor of International Women's Day, a guest post from my colleague Darrin Gunkel –Thomas Doherty While International Women's Day is technically a labor-oriented holiday, with roots in the communist world, women's work is often at the heart of ecofeminist discussion. Or perhaps I should say ecofeminism discussions, since painting the movement with one sweeping [...]

By | March 8th, 2015|Ecopsychology, Guest Blog|0 Comments

Looking back on 2014: Nature-Health-Access Workshop at Lewis & Clark

One of the local events I am most proud of from 2014 is the Nature-Health-Access workshop that I created at Lewis and Clark this past summer.  A great group came together to discuss issues in access to healthy green spaces among different cultural groups in the Portland area. — Thomas Doherty   Earlier this year [...]

“Psychology and Nature” Video

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, I recorded a short video on "Psychology and Nature" with psychology professor Tatiana Snyder and videographer Michael Annus of Portland Community College (PCC). Tatiana has collaborated with Michael to create a series of videos for students about psychologists who do interesting kinds of work, including sports psychology and neuropsychology. Tatiana was originally [...]

By | November 25th, 2014|Announcements, Ecopsychology, Media, video|0 Comments

Welcome to the Anthropocene?

footprints filled with muddy wanter in a rice field. Photo by Robb Kendrick/Aurora/Getty Images     Hi Folks, I'm not sure if any of you were able to attend the Lewis & Clark Enviro Studies Symposium last week. There were many discussions about the Anthropocene concept. A short video that will be helpful if it [...]

Thomas Doherty weekend Conservation Psychology course at Lewis & Clark Graduate School

After psychologist Thomas Doherty consulted about the Portland Airport’s new food waste diversion program in 2012, the "Sort It and Win" program became more popular with employees and results improved 59%.* Why did this happen?  Thomas applied some basic psychology principles to the program. If you are interested in learning more about the links between psychology, conservation, and sustainability, consider attending the Conservation Psychology course at Lewis & Clark Graduate School, October [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Ecopsychology, Events, Personal Sustainability, Workshop|0 Comments

Thomas Doherty Q/A featured in Portland Monthly Magazine Health

    Thomas Doherty was featured in the July Health Section of Portland Monthly Magazine and mentioned in Zach Dundas' editor's note, Living the Good Life, PDX-Style. Thomas discusses how connecting with nature make us healthier and that time outdoors correlates with mental health. Thomas talks about ecopsyhcology and personal sustainability which includes getting enough rest and exercise. Thomas [...]

June Workshop: Nature, Health, Access: The Restorative Effects of Nature

Nature, Health, Access: The Restorative Effects of Nature Date:  SAT June 28 Time:  9:00am PDT Location: Lewis & Clark, TBD Are there issues regarding access to healthy natural spaces in our community? How can we determine needs and solutions? This workshop will review some of the latest findings regarding the health benefits of green spaces and near-by [...]