Ecopsychology Journal Editorial • The Rediscovery of Ecopsychology


Emotional knowing is as important, and sometimes more important, than conceptual knowing, especially if we need to summon psychic energy to meet the ecological crisis that we currently face.”     — David Tacey


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Ecopsychology Journal
Ecopsychology Journal

A little over a year ago, I received a query from a person who was fact-checking a story about ecopsychology for a popular US health and lifestyle magazine. She rightly noted that ecopsychology was a highly interdisciplinary field, and hoped I could speak from, in her words, “the psychiatric side” of things and confirm that the specialty emerged when therapists began to notice their patients’ increasing stress about the greenness of their lifestyles and various environmental crises.

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pdf September 2009“The Rediscovery of Ecopsychology” in Ecopsychology: 105-109[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Published by Thomas Doherty

Psychologist Thomas Doherty's work on environmental sustainability and health has been featured in publications like the New York Times and in talks worldwide. Thomas consults with individuals and organizations through his business Sustainable Self. He was the founding Director of the Ecopsychology Certificate Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed academic journal Ecopsychology. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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