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You may take accredited or professional online CEU coursework and/or
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ECO 700 Courses 11-22 credits
Steps 7A and 10 of the Course Sequence in the Applied Ecopsychology Track
Track to the PhD or Certification consists of six
Bachelors or M.S. Equivalent:
ECO 500, 508,
501, 800, eight credits, eight months
M.S. ECO 502 (parts A
and B) nine credits, ten months, plus "ECO 700" that
consists of ECO 751 and at least three of the following "life experience and
courses: ECO 752, 753, 791
(required choice), 792, 11-22 credits, with suggested 8 month maximum
time limit to complete these experiences and documentations (see
Ph.D. ECO 602
includes time for Comprehensive Exam and Project
plus defense of project Dissertation, fifteen credits
Note: viewing this course in its program sequence with links to additional information is highly recommended. SELECT HERE
"ECO 700" consists
of ECO 751 and at least three
of four courses 752,
753, 791 (required
choice) and 792, below. Each course requires you to engage in
"Challenge Exam essays
or elective courses on subjects that include topic suggestions at the bottom of this page. (See CHALLENGE
EXAM FORMAT in red, below)
Electives are also available for these courses, however they require additional study time.
OPTION: Read descriptions of all courses, including electives.
select a major concentration comprised of nine credits of specialized
studies selected from one the following areas of study in
- Applied Ecopsychology,
- Natural Attraction Ecology
- Integral Ecology
- Nature and the Human Spirit
Ecopsychology encompasses the process of educating, counseling and
healing with nature applied to any discipline profession or interest
that a student has training or expertise.
Attraction Ecology focuses upon identifying the scientific process and
ecological evidence in the practice of educating, counseling and
healing with nature.
Ecology includes the areas of applying the process of educating,
counseling and healing with nature to environmental, ecological and
focuses upon the application of educating, counseling and healing with
nature to psychotherapy or other health and mental health procedures.
and the Human Spirit encompasses applying the process of educating,
counseling and healing with nature to spiritual and educational
Required: Four of the following five modules for a total of 11 or more credits with focus upon
the selected area of specialization. Note that the area of
specialization will also be the concentration for the student's
research project. (ECO 751 and ECO 753 are required, electives are available)
ECO 751: Field Studies in Educating and Counseling With Nature (2 credits)
ECO 752: Advanced Field Studies in Applied Ecopsychology (3 credits)
ECO 753: Case Studies in Applied Ecopsychology (3 credits)
ECO 791: Special Projects in Applied Ecopsychology (3 credits)
ECO 792: Advanced Readings in Applied Ecopsychology (3 credits)
a course for a second (or more) time can be part of a project or 700
course. So can taking on the role of a course reader or
after you have had some training.
courses that you take can become part of an appropriate ECO 700 course,
or be taken as separate/distinct courses in lieu of a thesis.
A special Eco-Art Therapy
(ECO 530/630) elective course is available for students interested in
art. (It may be used as an equivalence, in part, for an MS
Each course is a series of short essays or descriptions of various
aspects of your prior and present life experience and training. Each
essay blends your new-found knowledge of Organic Psychology ECHN
with your past learning or experiences and describes the contribution it would
The rationale for all these courses is included in this description of ECO
Advanced Field Studies in Applied Ecopsychology (3 credits)
This course explores present or past field studies that make, or would
have made, the way nature works become an ally to increase well-being
if organic psychology had been included as part of them.
The application of Ecopsychology, as practiced in the discipline of
"natural attraction ecology" and organic psychology, helps humanity
address the crises that result from our estrangement from nature as
nature's flow manifests itself as our our living planet, Earth.
Our nature-disconnected cultural environment envelopes us from
birth. This socializes and molds us into being good citizens
of our excessively indoor and unbalanced way of life in Industrial
Society. We are seldom educated to think and act as contributing
citizens of global life community, of its plant, animal and mineral
kingdoms and their self-organized ways to support the flow of nature's
non-polluting perfection, in and around us. Rather, we learn to conquer
or exploit nature's flow, often for profit. This produces our
most challenging problems, for nature is the essence that nurtures and
restores life in purity, balance and well-being.
As part of nature, we are born with nature's renewing abilities.
However, our thinking learns to bury them out of our sight and
consciousness. The purpose of this course is to explore field
studies from our past and present life experiences and training and
identify how the application of organic psychology and natural
attraction ecology may release and strengthen nature's self-correcting
powers in us so that they can help us address the heart of our
troubles. In this way, students demonstrate that they have mastered,
designed or implemented nature-connection techniques that will help us
reverse many personal, social and environmental problems.
Students prepare a final compelling statement as either
1. an academic paper,
2. a project report
3. a portfolio and credit summary or
4. a combination of the above
as a minimum
written assessment in this course.
ECO 751: Field Studies in Educating and Counseling With Nature (2 credits)
course assigns credit for participation in the certification, GWSG
learning community. It consists of passing a requirement for
"Cooperative Administration of an NSTP Online Training and Degree
Program." The student participates in Level 1, 2, or 3 of the
Certification program and Professional Group online. The course
requires students to implement their Co-op Admissions contract in the
GWSG group as a continuation of the online webstring community learning
process they have learned and applied in the Orientation Course ECO
500. It also consists of participating in the Public Education
procedures and network whose rationale and materials are described on
the Public Education page and its links
Case Studies in Applied Ecopsychology (3 credits)
This course explores present or past case studies, which make, or would
have made, the way nature works become an ally to increase well-being
if organic psychology had been included as part of them. The
application of Ecopsychology, as practiced in the discipline of natural
attraction ecology and organic psychology, helps humanity address the
crises that result from our estrangement from nature as nature's flow
manifests itself as our our living planet, Earth. Students prepare an
academic paper or project report as a minimum written assessment in
required: Special Projects in Applied Ecopsychology (3
This course explores present or past special projects...including work done in/with the
Student Cooperative... that make, or would have made, the
way nature works become an ally to increase well-being if organic
psychology had been included as part of them. The application
of Ecopsychology, as practiced in the discipline of natural attraction
ecology and organic psychology, helps humanity address the crises that
result from our estrangement from nature as nature's flow manifests
itself as our our living planet, Earth. Students prepare an academic
paper or project report as a minimum written assessment in this course. This course can include a continuation of the work done for ECO 751
Advanced Readings in Applied Ecopsychology (3 credits)
This course explores books, journal articles, and other learning
materials that make, or would have made, the way nature works become an
ally to increase well-being if organic psychology had been included as
part of them. The application of ecopsychology, as practiced in the
discipline of natural attraction ecology and organic psychology, helps
humanity address the crises that result from our estrangement from
nature as nature's flow manifests itself as our our living planet,
Earth. Students prepare an academic paper or project report as a
minimum written assessment in this course.
Challenge Exam is an exam for which students don’t have to follow
additional courses (if they have already achieved the Applied
Ecopsychology (AE) knowledge required for the exam by having achieved
Level One Certification in AE). Candidates can
simply take a Challenge Exam without formally taking a
specific course. They may know the material from personal or
work-related experience and add AE to it.
Challenge is for Certification Level 1 students to produce an essay exam that enables the student to meet
academic requirements for all or parts of one or more of our 700 Series
courses. This is accomplished by providing evidence that they
have already mastered the Applied Ecopsychology (AE) knowledge that
could have been applied to a prior topic, experience or skill, or in
their present training or profession. For example, a massage
therapist could show how she could have added AE to her past ten years
of work as a therapist and thus pass the challenge exam for "AE and
As a petition for credit for past experience and AE, the
essay begins with a review of a skilled practice,
professional methodology, or other activity, conveying knowledge gained
from personal, educational or work-related experience. The
student then convincingly explains how Applied Ecopsychology could be, or
could have been, integrated into a practice, professional methodology,
or other skilled activity to enhance it.
For Challenge Exam Petition strategies see http://www.ecopsych.com/challengestrategy.html
receive one credit in one of the 700 courses for every 15 hours of
learning (accompanied by 30 hours of experience) that they
document via a challenge exam. (45 learning-experience hours total
equals one Carnegie Unit)
Title: ECO 7xx A petition for _______ number of credits for _______ hours of equivalent education and training.
MS Thesis Equivalency: Challenge Exams may also be used to petition
for 11 credits of prior work/study, life experience or accredited
Your learning portfolio:
of the challenge essay petition should include the following elements
when possible; the student may include others as well:
To: Challenge Exam Evaluators
Re: Course Eco ____ (or MS Thesis Equivalence)
Please accept this petition for to you to grant me credit for the successful completion of an Applied Ecopsychology (AE) challenge exam based on the experiences, training and hours, below.
Use upper case for section titles, as below
CHALLENGE EXAM TOPIC TITLE (NAME OF COURSE, FOR EXAMPLE: "AE AND MASSAGE THERAPY," OR "AE AND PARENTING")
DESCRIPTION OF THIS PARTICULAR EXPERIENCE, TRAINING OR LEARNING CHALLENGE EXAM:
- INCLUSIVE DATES
- APPROXIMATE HOURS OF LEARNING
- APPROXIMATE HOURS OF PRACTICE
- NUMBER OF CREDITS SOUGHT FOR THIS EXAM.
- RATIONALE FOR THIS PETITION BEING APPROVED.
- GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
- TYPE OF LOCATION (SCHOOL, BUSINESS, NATURAL AREA)
- TRAINER, IF ANY, AND THEIR BACKGROUND
- HOW YOU WERE INVOLVED, YOUR ROLE
- BOOKS OR OTHER RESOURCES USED, GIVE A FEW EXAMPLES.
- EXAMPLES OF PROCESS USED
- EXAMPLES OF RESULTS OBTAINED
- CONTRIBUTION MADE
- SKILLS OR COMPETENCIES ACHIEVED
- VALUES, ATTRACTIONS, MEMORIES YOU HOLD FROM THIS EXPERIENCE
- CULTURAL STORIES THAT DOMINATED (5-LEG)
- NATURAL SENSES THAT WERE ACTIVE (4-LEG)
- WHAT DID YOU THINK AND FEEL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE?
- WOULD ADDING AE HAVE IMPROVED THIS EXPERIENCE. HOW?
- WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS EXPERIENCE TO OTHERS...WHY OR WHY NOT?
- WHO, IF ANYBODY, MAY HAVE BEEN A WITNESS TO YOU HAVING HAD THIS EXPERIENCE? NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE.
petition essay should present persuasive arguments, documents and evidence that
the student has mastered the ability to add AE to each of the topics
that they select and how much credit should be assigned to that topic
based on the number of learning and experience hours were involved.
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