This course provides six, one-to-one tutorials, custom designed to fit your specific interests, aspirations and schedule. Tutorials are supported by bespoke online notes and email. You have access to an extensive private online library, so that readings are immediately available to you.
The subject is ecopsychology but the specific content of the course depends on you. Some like to focus on guided reading while others prefer an emphasis on dialogue or practical work. Self-guided outdoor activities, creative projects, and collaboration to design new ecopsychology applications have all featured since the course began six years ago.
- six personal, one-to-one tutorials of one hour each;
- a personal learning plan;
- bespoke learning notes;
- online resources and reading materials;
- email support.
How it works
You can start the course whenever you like. It is then offered over a minimum period of 12 weeks – but you have up to one year to complete it, depending on your circumstances and preferred pace of learning. During your first personal tutorial, a learning plan is agreed according to your specific interests. We then follow the plan together – and any new directions that emerge – over the following tutorials. Tutorials take place via Zoom, with email support. Readings, your learning plan and notes are administered via Google Drive.
Ecopsychology is a diverse and rich subject. The easiest way into it is to follow your own curiosity and the course is carefully designed to help you do just that. Here are some examples of questions that past-participants have explored:
- What is Ecopsychology? Where did it come from? How does it fit with other types of psychology?
- What are the main ideas and theories in ecopsychology?
- How do you design transformative outdoor experiences?
- What impact does consumer culture have on the ways we treat the rest of nature?
- How do you become qualified to work as an ecopsychologist?
- How can ecopsychology be applied to coaching / psychotherapy / organisational development / policy / leadership / social change campaigns?
- What is the language of ecopscyhology? How can it be communicated clearly?
- What is the evidence that ecopsychology works?
- How can I integrate ecopsychology into my degree / masters / doctorate study?
- How do you research ecopsychology?
- What does ecopsychology mean to my own sense of identity?
- Is ecopsychology related to spirituality?
- How does ecopsychology relate to indigenous cultures?
- What is beyond ecopsychology?
The programme is not formally validated. It is designed to offer you a personalised learning experience based on your own curiosity and passions – fitted around your needs and circumstances. An emphasis will be placed on helping you apply your learning to bring ecopsychology into practice. On completion of the course, a Continuing Professional Development certificate can be provided for 40 hours of study.
The course leader is Dave Key, who taught the postgraduate ecopsychology course at the University of Strathclyde / Centre for Human Ecology in the UK for seven years. He also taught ecopsychology at the world-renown Schumacher College in Devon. He co-leads a variety of practical projects which apply Ecopsychology to organisational and social change – including for example, the Natural Change Project in Scotland and the Oceanic Leaders Project in New Zealand.
The course is delivered entirely online so you will need a computer with reliable broadband internet access. You will also need Google and Skype accounts.
To enrol, complete and send an online enrolment form. Once we have processed your enrolment, we will email to confirm your place and schedule your first personal tutorial. Payment can be made by credit or debit card during the online enrolment process. Or bank transfer, by arrangement.
NZD $1495 + GST