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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

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 [...]

Fund the Therapy Yurt!

Help Mitch get a yurt from Mitchell Bacon on Vimeo. A former student of mine Mitchell Bacon has a droll DIY video for his great Therapy Yurt Indiegogo crowd funding project. He plans to move his psychotherapy office into a yurt in the undeveloped backyard of a holistic health center in Portland. His vision is to create [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|Announcements, Personal Sustainability, video|0 Comments

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 [...]