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Coping with an Illegitimate Election

Given today’s inauguration, I wanted to share some thoughts from my perspective as a psychologist. For the record, I am a registered Independent voter in Oregon. Outside of my research and teaching, much of my work goes on behind the scenes in private conversations with people. My approach to psychology has always been that political [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Events, Personal Sustainability|0 Comments

Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2017 | Residence on Earth

via Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2017 | Residence on Earth by Clara Changxin Fang During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump said that climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese, he intends to remove barriers to drilling and fracking, and pull the United States out of the Paris Climate [...]

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 [...]

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

1st Annual Vive NW Conference | Culturally Diversifying the Outdoors

Thomas led a workshop on environmental identity at Vive Northwest’s inaugural conference event, “Culturally Diversifying the Outdoors.” The event was designed to bring together organizations across the private, non profit and government sectors in the outdoor and nature industries to initiate a conversation around a strategy to make the outdoor spaces of the Pacific Northwest [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Environmental Identity, Events, Public Speaking, 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 [...]

Dr. Thomas Doherty Adds Southeast Portland Office

Hey Folks! I'm excited to now be practicing in TWO convenient locations in Portland. I remain at the green (LEED Platinum rated) NuMiss Building in the historic N. Mississippi Avenue neighborhood (where I still have view of Mt. Hood on a good day). I'm also available to see clients in Southeast Portland at Portland Family Health on [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Vacation Reading That Might Help You to Have a Vacation

Those "best summer reading lists" can be overwhelming—all those good books, and so little time when you actually get down to it. So, I won't inflict that on you. (Well, actually, I will in a bit, since I saw great list from lithub.com I wanted to share. But first...) I'll share two books I really like that may [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|Books|0 Comments