Ecotherapy Training

Since its inception in the 1990s, ecopsychology has been gaining a following among mental health practitioners and other professionals. While full degrees in ecopsychology are still rare, a number of colleges, universities and other facilities offer various levels of training in the field. Many, though not all, of these programs may be partly or fully completed online. Some require graduate-level training while others may be standalone, and many of these are non-clinical, meaning that they in themselves do not confer the ability to be a qualified mental health care practitioner.

Please note that having a program listed here does not equal endorsement of that program; do your own research as to the quality of the program.


Naropa University, Boulder, CO – Non-clinical M.A. in Ecopsychology
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA – M.A./Ph.D. Program in Depth Psychology with Specialization in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology
Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii – Applied Ecopsychology program with Professional Diploma, Masters of Science, Doctor of Philosophy and Ph.D Research Doctorate available
Viridis Institute, Ojai, CA – Master of Arts in Social Sciences with Emphasis in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

Certificate Programs

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR – Ecopsychology certificate
Prescott College, Prescott, AZ – Post-Master’s Certificate in Ecopsychology
Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA – Certificate in Transpersonal Ecopsychology
Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM – Transformational Eco-Psychology Certificate

Individual College-level Classes

University of Utah, Salt lake City, UT – Cognition in the Wild