Nondegree Programs

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Lifelong Learning Programs

Viridis Graduate Institute's lifelong learning programs consist of Introductory and Intensive courses which are vital for applying the power of ecopsychology in daily life and at work. 

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Introduction to Ecopsychology

This 5-week course provides an overview of the five ecological and psychological processes studied at VGI. It is an excellent course for those curious about ecological psychology, it's theory and practice. Participants gain basic knowledge for their application in their personal lives and in their community.  

Ecopsychology Intensive 

This is a 6-month program designed for those curious about ecological psychology, it's theory and practice. The course provides an overview of the five ecopsychological processes studied at VGI and participants gain basic knowledge for their application in their personal lives and in their community.

Ecopsychology Intensive programs are appropriate for a broad cross-section of audiences. They can also be tailored for particular groups, such as:

• Business (for profit and nonprofit) leaders and corporate managers seeking a time-proven, innovative, and narrative-changing education to enhance and advance professional development in the areas of corporate sustainability, ethics, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It is critical for those who are involved in the areas of environmental protection, social justice, and economic equity.

• Educators and coaches who wish to teach or directly apply ecopsychology processes in the classroom, individual and organizational coaching, and consulting practices.

• Health care professionals, including clinicians, therapists, social counselors, grief workers, and environmental first responders who are tasked with detecting and assessing narratives, patterns, and their behavioral expressions in order to transform deleterious narratives and their practices.

All participants engage with responsive ecopsychology that offers practical and effective ways to reconfigure narratives, thereby transforming behavior. These skills support individuals and organizations in becoming accountable and responsible for the narratives, behaviors, and practices enacted in the world.

Ecological literacy is a psychological literacy – it is a necessity for any person, business, organization, or institution endeavoring to evolve ideas, practices, products, services, and relationships.

The study of ecopsychology examines ecological and psychological processes:

  • energy exchange,
  • diversity/multiplicity,
  • intra-actions and waste,
  • change,
  • relationality, and
  • decay and renewal (ecological and psychological composting) that underpin all processes. 

Please contact VGI with any questions about our nondegree programs: viridis@viridis.edu