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Welcome to the Anthropocene?



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 is new to you is below:


I’ve been tracking ideas like this since I picked up a copy of McKibben’s The […]

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 prescribes expanding the classic […]

Thomas Doherty highlighted in National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability


Thomas Doherty was highlighted in recent National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability produced by The Center for Green Schools. Thomas Doherty was named as an “industry leader” in the Research section of the report (p.26) and quoted:”As Dr. Thomas Doherty, President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 34 (Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology) observes: ‘The idea of Education for Sustainability […]

By |July 1st, 2014|articles, Media, Personal Sustainability, video|1 Comment

Happy Earth Day, Love Daddy and Mama

— A developmental perspective leads to insights about how to celebrate Earth Day with children, in ways that may lead to deeper connections and activities as they grow older.
Inspired by my recent research and talks on “parenting and nature” and being more attentive to the presence and urgency of parent-child communications given my wife Chelsea’s condition […]

By |April 21st, 2014|Ecopsychology, Environmental Identity|0 Comments

“Parenting with Nature in Mind”, Thomas Doherty talk featured in The Oregonian

Thomas Doherty, director of the Ecopsychology Certificate program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, will give a presentation on “Parenting with Nature in Mind” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the South Chapel at Lewis & Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road. (Cost is $10 for an individual or a […]

Parenting With Nature in Mind with Thomas Doherty

Parenting With Nature in Mind

Date: WED April 9

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel
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Join Thomas Doherty, director of the Ecopsychology program at Lewis & Clark, for a public dialogue on the importance of nature in child development and ways families can cope with environmental issues.

Through presentation of research […]

Thomas Doherty Animal Rights Talk — “Values about Animals”

Thomas Doherty discusses “Values about Animals” at the Lewis & Clark Human-Animal Studies Conference on January 25, 2014.

How people think about and value other animals, and diversity of attitudes based on different value sets.

Thomas Doherty, a professor of Psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, will focus on basic values that people have […]

By |February 4th, 2014|Ecopsychology, Events, Media, talk, video, Workshop|0 Comments

November 20th IFMA Luncheon: The Psychology of Sustainability Behavior

“The Psychology of Sustainability Behavior:
Implications for Facilities Managers”

November Luncheon, Presentation and Tour

Presented by Thomas Joseph Doherty
for the 
IFMA – International Facility Management Association – Oregon & SW Washington Chapter

WED NOV 20, 2013



Port of Portland HQ
7200 NE Airport Way
Portland, Oregon 97218

Session Description:

This talk will provide a framework to help you understand some different ways that people think […]

WORKSHOP: Applying Classic Theories of Human Development in the Context of Nature and Social Justice

Applying Classic Theories of Human Development in the Context of Nature and Social Justice

This interdisciplinary talk, suitable for counselors and educators, looks at some classic theories of human development in the modern context of people’s relationship to nature and other species.

For example, we will integrate Piaget’s theory of cognitive development with educator David Sobels’ principles […]