What is Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology? with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D.

[Episode 76 of The Intentional Clinician podcast]

Dr. James Liter, Ph. D. joins Paul Krauss MA LPC on the Intentional Clinician Podcast to discuss several elements of Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology. This episode is a fantastic place to start if you’re interested in how the natural world and ecopsychological notions connect.

Also covered: oikos, psychology, logos, habitat, the unconscious, climate change, eco-grief, and more. Why people would want to try ecotherapy, why we need natural experiences to evolve into full human beings, why people try ecopsychology, Carl Jung, transference, counter-transference, humans as part of nature, and more.

Ecotherapy’s many faces: I want to feel more connected to myself and the natural world; I sought an alternative to counseling; and I wanted to know how ecotherapy could be beneficial in addition to regular psychotherapy.

How does one go about getting facilitated ecotherapy?
 Dr. James Liter, Ph. D. is the person to contact here.

For many years, Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. has facilitated nature-based archetypal experiences and integration all over the world. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Pacifica Graduate Institute with a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology and certification in Ecopsychology. His PhD work lays the groundwork for an archetypally patterned ecotherapy that incorporates several techniques into a regenerative interaction with the entire Earth community. He has given guest lectures on shamanic traditions, Jungian art and aesthetics, global mythology, and the hero’s journey at Grand Valley State University. He’s the creator of the upcoming Hilltending Notebooks, a collection of ebooks focused on fostering health and wellness in our relationship with the Earth. Among his past works are various journal essays, the poetry collection A Language We Once Knew, and the photography for Jason Kirkey’s Estuaries.

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Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

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