Child and Family Systems Development in Applied Ecopsychology Certificate Level 1
This certificate invites PNC students to learn advanced theories of Child and Lifespan Development and relate them personally and professionally to Applied Ecopsychology. The course presents nature connecting as a primary filter through which to experience and understand stages of Child and Lifespan Development. The course provides models for skills that address and repair disruption and trauma in Child and Lifespan Development stages and potentials.Scholarly readings, opportunities to relate course work to case studies and peer exchange help class participants integrate material and bridge sensory wisdom of Project Nature Connect Activities with personal and professional needs.
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This entrance level, online, sensory-ecology course in practical, nature-connected education, counseling and healing enables the student to master and teach the therapeutic science of Applied Ecopsychology. Increase personal, social and environmental well-being by enabling individual to create beneficial moments that let Earth teach. This restorative thinking skill helps their 53 natural senses reasonably embrace their nurturing origins in the balanced, self-correcting and renewing ways of natural systems within and around us.
Cost: Class costs $150.00 or payment can be arranged as part of the cooperative contract schedule for Certificate and Degree students of Project Nature Connect and Akamai University.
Length: Course runs for eight weeks -holding four, two-week sections. In week one of each two week section, class members do a nature activity, complete readings and post responses to their interconnect group. In week two of each two week section, class members respond to the posts of their interconnect group peers.
Class begins on a rolling basis as sections fill.
You may take this course with a primary experiential focus that deepens an understanding of Project Nature Connect coursework as applied to your own human development and the development of students or clients in your field. This can be helpful in translating the enormous personal benefits of nature connect work to your employers and colleagues.
Class format includes nature immersive activities that invite, enhance and expand the fifty-three sense wisdom learned in other core PNC certificate and degree courses. Awareness of and practice with Child and Life Span Developmental stages of relational attachment to your larger ecosystem as your primary life supporting caregiver are given in nature settings. Readings in multicultural ecopsychology and child development theory and practice compliment these activities. Activities and readings support immediate, vibrant integration of developmental resilience potentials to be found in the practice of Applied Ecopsychology in educational and counseling settings.
The course includes an option that offers readings in clinical and research based approaches to child and life span development theory and practice. This option includes mentoring for writing about your Certificate or Degree focus, or writing about your specific practice for professional journals, with respect to both scholarly requirements and PNC sensing/four-legged wisdom skills (4+5=9 ).
Syllabus and Reading List available by contacting the instructor. I look forward to answering any of your questions and connecting with you about the course. I can be reached at Leslie.Whitcomb97@gmail.com.
Cost: Class costs $100.00 or payment can be arranged as part of the cooperative contract schedule for Certificate and Degree students of Project Nature Connect and Akamai University.
This course follows the course, Child and Family Systems Development in Applied Ecopsychology. The student contracts with the instructor to undertake a case study, project, design a project or curriculum that involves an active, professional integration of the course work from Child and Family Systems Development. The integration is undertaken to observe and respond to relationship dynamics learned in CFSDAE, as ongoing between the student, their clients/ colleagues and their local/regional and global ecosystems. An integration of nature activities to support Natural Attraction Ecology based responses to clinical and educational relationships in professional settings grows from these observations and responses. The student is encouraged to view, understand and participate within their professional settings and systems, from the perspective that these settings are also living organic systems embedded within larger ecosystems. This perspective allows the student to integrate learning from the course work into professional settings. And to do so in ways that both respect ongoing social needs and rules of the settings, and ways that make room for Applied Ecopsychology relationship well being to enter into professional settings and relationships.