The Conservation Psychology Institute Summer 2012

The Conservation Psychology Institute

What: Conservation Psychology Institute (CPI) Program
When:
Summer 2012, Specific Dates TBA
Where: Antioch University New England, Keene, NH

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This week long summer intensive program brings together scholars, students, professionals and a gifted psychology and organizational development faculty to explore how the tools of psychology can be used in a wide range of effective conservation and sustainability practices. Participants will gain a better understanding of the complex social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and experiential dynamics inherent to conservation issues and effective strategies for sustainability leadership.

Topics to be covered include the determinants of diverse environmental worldviews and behaviors; ways to understand and work with emotional responses to environmental issues; and design of effective educational, behavior change and organizational leadership initiatives. Students will be guided to applying psychological perspectives to work in contexts such as conservation biology; environmental education programs; zoos, aquariums and museums; climate change mitigation or adaptation programs; resource management and land use planning; municipal sustainability programs; green business and organizations; and in private and public sphere environmental advocacy.

The course includes small group learning, individual mentoring, real-world case studies and field experiences.

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Educators, researchers and students in various disciplines interested in conservation psychology.
  • Conservation or sustainability professionals in the Northeastern U.S. and beyond, including those in federal, state or local government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
  • Environmental and sustainability advocates.
  • Individuals from other green organizations and businesses interested in learning about conservation psychology principles.

For more information contact:
Conservation Psychology Institute, Antioch University New England
603.283.2122
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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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