Learning Objectives:

#1: Describe their personal and ancestral relationship with land and the natural world.

#2: Describe the social, economic, and environmental factors shaping the practice of ecotherapy for communities of color at this time.

#3: Explain the dynamics of cultural and ecological exploitation in the context of colonialism.

#4: Create their relationship with the natural world from a foundation of respect for the sovereignty of all of life.

#5: Describe the role of nature connection practice in the therapeutic process.

#6: Utilize deep listening and inquiry skills for working with dreams.

#7: Discuss the shadow of their relationship with the natural world.

#8: Discuss the range of experiences that may arise while working outdoors depending upon sociocultural dynamics.

#9: Analyze the impact of outdoor work on the therapeutic relationship depending on the client’s presentation.

#10: Assess whether a location is appropriate for outdoor work.

#11: Demonstrate a variety of skills to facilitate clients deepening their relationship with the natural world.

#12: List their unique gifts and passion related to the work of ecotherapy.

#13: Write about a case in which they would implement ecotherapeutic interventions.

#14: Prepare an ecotherapy group, ritual or workshop.