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An Office that Improves Your Mental Health

"Ideally your office should have a clean, living, generative sense—one that fosters a renewed sense of physical vitality, alertness and creativity for your clients and yourself..."   At the 2013 American Psychological Association (APA) Meeting, I provided a therapist's perspective at presentation "Design of the Psychotherapist's Office – Lessons from Research and Experience." During [...]

Two Ways to Cope When You Feel Bad about Environmental Issues

There are two basic coping strategies that people use to deal with the emotional impacts of environmental issues. It’s helpful to be aware of these, and to know your habitual style. It’s even better to learn how to be flexible and use both strategies to support yourself. Note: I'll be doing a series of posts in [...]

A note about the vote…

  All respect to Russell Brand and to those who do not vote out of principle. To others, make sure to get your ballot in. I'm big on voting—even if it’s not as much fun as my first vote in the mysterious old curtained mechanical voting booths in Buffalo, or as classic as putting my [...]

Ecopsychology Vol. 5, No. S1, September 2013 is now available online

Ecopsychology Table of Contents AlertVolume: 5, Number: S1, September 2013 View this Issue Online Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy: Mental Health Providers as Victims and First Responders Editor's Note Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy: Mental Health Providers as Victims and First Responders Thomas Doherty Ecopsychology, Vol. 5, No. S1, September 2013: S-1-S-1. Citation | Full Text HTML | Full Text [...]

By |2016-11-21T14:00:43-07:00October 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Benefits of Nearby Nature – Legacy Health Talk

Health Benefits of Nearby Nature Dr. Roger Ulrich and Dr. Geoffrey Donovan present on the relationship between trees, gardens, nature and public health: Trees and well-designed nature settings are part of our public health infrastructure! Sponsored by: Friends of Trees, J. Frank Schmidt Family Charitable Foundation, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Counseling, Legacy Health, [...]

By |2016-11-21T14:00:44-07:00August 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thomas Doherty conducts Disaster Trauma Training Symposium – Baton Rouge, LA

Drs. Nemeth and Ray, organized a symposium featuring Thomas Doherty, PsyD, ecopsychologist, as a part of the annual meeting of the US Chapter of the World Council for Psychotherapy on March 22, 2013. This is in fulfilment of WCP’s commitment to disaster trauma training focusing on environmental trauma Drs. Nemeth and Ray, organized a symposium [...]

By |2016-11-21T14:00:44-07:00April 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EHNW professional organization Presentation Breakfast with Thomas Doherty, Psy.D.

Existential-Humanistic NorthWest (EHNW)  professional organization is pleased to announce: Presentation Breakfast Friday, April 12th, 2013 8:00-9:30AM Old Wives' Tales Restaurant 1300 E Burnside St Portland 503 238-0470   Existential-Humanistic approaches to Ecopsychology and addressing environmental issues or concerns in Psychotherapy settings. Presented by Thomas Doherty, Psy D Ecopsychology is a natural fit for the existential-humanistic [...]

By |2016-11-21T14:00:44-07:00April 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Climate Change Panel at the Open Forum Portland Climate Change Event

Thomas will speak on a Climate Change Panel at the Open Forum Portland Climate Change Event Saturday June 2, 2012. Thomas will join climate scientists, mental health experts and environmental change agents to discuss the topic: In what ways can the challenges of a warming planet lead to transformation? Saturday June 2nd, 2:30-5:30pm Portland State [...]

The Psychology Behind Sustainable Practices–At Work and At Home :: Port of Portland Brown Bag

PORT OF PORTLAND The Psychology Behind Sustainable Practices–At Work and At Home Brown Bag Why do many people go the extra mile to practice sustainable living while others don't bother? What's the key to understanding behaviors for living sustainably? How do YOU define sustainability? The Port of Portland participants joined Dr. Thomas Doherty for a noontime [...]

By |2016-11-21T14:00:49-07:00February 23rd, 2012|Events, Personal Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments