This course in Ecotherapy focuses on broadening, and deepening the practice of counseling and, therapy by extending the psychotherapeutic context, to include the natural world in which we live. We, will further our survey of research that supports, the theoretical foundations of ecotherapy found in, environmental and conservation psychology,, ecopsychology, evolutionary psychology, and, biophilia. Specific practices and methods that, incorporate nature into the therapeutic process, will be explored and students will have the, opportunity to practice these techniques. We will, further explore the restorative effects of direct, contact with nature, the psychological impact of, "a sense of place", the concepts of a Nature, Language and Human Rewilding, and contemporary, influences that affect the human-nature, relationship. Ethical issues unique to the, practice of ecotherapy and incorporating, ecotherapy with special populations will be, discussed.