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Groundhog Day as a Time of Inspiration 

Think about the time around Groundhog Day as opportunity to celebrate that you made it through the darkest period of winter. Imagine seeds of inspiration that are stirring within you. Take time to celebrate ancient, Earth-based holidays. It’s an ideal way synchronize your mental health with the seasons of the year and the cycles of [...]

Thomas Doherty delivers November talks | Columbia University Global Mental Health Program

Thomas gave two invited talks on the mental health impacts of climate change for the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program in New York, New York. • Mental Health Impacts of Global Climate Change: Beyond a Disaster Framework | 11/14/16 • Studying Climate Global Climate Change Is a Personal Growth Opportunity | 11/15/16

By | November 20th, 2016|Climate Change, Ecopsychology, Events, talk, Workshop|0 Comments

TAO Health Ignite 2016 | “Nature and Mental Health in the 21st Century”

On November 16, 2016, Thomas delivered a talk titled “Nature and Mental Health in the 21st Century” for Health Ignite 2016, an event hosted by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), at OMSI in Portland, Oregon. Health Ignite was a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by speakers from the local Portland community on the topics of wellness, [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Ecopsychology, Events, Public Speaking|0 Comments

Aquarium of the Pacific | “Climate Change Messaging that Works: Psychological Perspectives”

On November 2, 2016 the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach California hosted a day-long forum titled “Climate Change Messaging that Works: Psychological Perspectives.” The forum brought climate scientists and psychologists together to develop strategies to motivate people to act on climate change. Thomas was a panelist and also member of a working group of experts [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Climate Change, Ecopsychology, Events, Workshop|0 Comments

Second Annual Oregon Ecopsychology Symposium: The Psychology of Interdependence | June 10-11, 2016

I wanted to share news about this second annual event happening in June. This is an incredible group of local speakers, with more being added daily, and the value is outstanding. We had a very powerful experience last year and many new connections were made. The Lewis & Clark campus is beautiful in June. Come [...]

My “Psychology and Nature” Videos Were Translated into Spanish

My videos on "Psychology & Nature" were given Spanish subtitles for use by the Spanish Association of Environmental Psychology and Latin-American Environmental Psychology Network. A reminder: I recently collaborated on this project with videographer Michael Annus and psychologist Tatiana Snyder from Portland Community College.  A series of brief Youtube videos were made to introduce the [...]

By | July 8th, 2015|Ecopsychology, Environmental Identity, video|0 Comments

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