The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

What is Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology? with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 76]

December 1, 2021

Dr. James Liter, Ph. D. visits the Intentional Clinician Podcast and talks with Paul Krauss MA LPC many aspects of Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology. If you have any interest in how the natural world and ecopsychological concepts intersect, then this episode is a good starting point.

Also Discussed: oikos, psyche, logos, relationship to habitat, the unconscious, climate change, eco-grief, How ecotherapy is like and not like traditional counseling or therapy, why people may want to try out ecotherapy, why we need natural experiences to develop into full human beings, the reasons people try out ecopsychology, Carl Jung, transference, counter-transference, humans as part of nature and more.

The multifaceted angles of ecotherapy: I want to get more connected to myself and the natural world, I wanted an alternative to counseling, How ecotherapy could be beneficial in addition to traditional psychotherapy.

How can someone access facilitated ecotherapy? Contact Dr. James Liter, Ph. D.

Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. has been facilitating nature-based archetypal experiences and integration around the world for many years. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Grand Valley State and a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he also completed his certification in Ecopsychology. His doctoral research provides a foundation for an archetypally patterned ecotherapy integrating different approaches into a regenerative relationship to the entire Earth community. He has been a guest lecturer at Grand Valley State University on topics such as shamanic traditions, Jungian art and aesthetics, world mythology, and the hero’s journey. He is the author of the upcoming Hilltending Notebooks, a series of ebooks on nurturing health and wellness in our relationship to the Earth. His previous publications include several journal essays, the collection of poetry 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, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant, 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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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Heart's Core" from Rasa Dance by Steve Roach (Spotify)

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