Worldwide Training

The flatirons, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Photo credit: Jesse Varner

Worldwide Trainings

Please also see the ‘Links’ pages for related therapy and psychology websites and blogs – this page lists ecopsychology trainings, and there are many other related trainings available….


The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy run an Eco Art Therapy course under the umbrella of its Specialised Expressive Arts Therapies programme. This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training in British Columbia, Canada.


Ecodharma Centre, Catalunya, Spain. Courses, retreats, study seminars and camps which take place in a context of sustainable low-impact living, closely woven within the web of elemental nature.



California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco: offers an MA in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness as well as doctoral programmes in East-West Psychology, Transformative Studies.  Faculty and associates include Joanna Macy, Brian Swimme, Susan Griffin, Charlene Spretnak, Starhawk, and more.

Holos Institute, San Francisco: offer holistic counselling and unique nature-based workshops and retreats to the public and continuing education programs grounded in the principles of ecopsychology.

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara: MA/PhD programme in Depth psychology with emphasis in community psychology, liberation psychology and ecopsychology. The faculty includes Mary Watkins. Other courses run by Linda Buzzell and eco-criticism by Susan Rowland.

Viridis Graduate Institute, Ojai: the institute’s mission is to provide a transdisciplinary education in the sciences and humanities that enables students to develop the competence and responsiveness required to creatively solve problems challenging our ecological and social systems. 


Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado: offers an MA in ecopsychology, including the Psychology of Wilderness Experience, and more.

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Centre offers retreats and workshops which bring Buddhism and Dharma back into the natural world and fostering the clarity and compassion needed to better address the ecological crisis and its related social justice issues.


The Graduate Institute, Bethany: Certificate in Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability


Lewis and Clark Graduate School, Portland, Oregan: Thomas Doherty runs an ecopsychology course as part of the counselling certificate programme.


Friday Harbor: Educating, Counselling and Healing with Nature at Project NatureConnect with Michael Cohen. Cohen is also programme director of Applied Ecopsychology at Akamai University in Hawaii.


University of Wisonsin Superior: Susan Loonsk and others offers an expressive ecopsychology module within visual arts.


The Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU, Canberra

La Trobe University, Melbourne: David Tacey has maintained a commitment to public intellectual activity in the areas of religious education, indigenous health, men’s issues and environmental issues;  and Freya Mathews teaches on animal ethics, deep ecology, ecofeminism, environmental ethics, religion and nature. She has published numerous books and papers – see her Website.

University of Western Sydney: offers a Masters of Education Programme in Social Ecology taught by Stuart Hill.