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

Existential-Humanistic NorthWest (EHNW)  professional organization is pleased to announce:

EHNW logoPresentation Breakfast
Friday, April 12th, 2013


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 practitioner. This presentation will differentiate between some of the existential/humanistic approaches to dealing with environmental issues (e.g., working on emotional acceptance and being) versus more common behavioral approaches (e.g., strategies to encourage sustainable behaviors). A take away will be that this is not an either/or proposition. Counselors or other environmental change agents need to be able to balance both of these approaches. Humanistic approaches will be helpful in the short term while helping someone to cope with the situation and formulate a response, and in the long-term by helping someone to cope with situations that are out of their control and potentially unchangeable.

For more information visit the EHNW website.

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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