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Course instructor: Jan Edl Stein, MFT
Holos Institute, CAMFT Approved Provider #90905

This course meets the qualifications for 6  hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs . Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

In this daylong workshop for psychotherapists and other healing arts practitioners, Holos Director, Jan  Edl Stein, MFT will offer a model for exploring the inner landscape of the client as well as a simple model for ecotherapy or outdoor-based psychotherapy. Jan will cover basic practical considerations as one shifts the clinical container outdoors that includes logistics, best practices for therapeutic transition, and clinical assessment for process refinement. She will explore the fundamental clinical application of ecopsychology principles. She will also present a nature-based context for specific psychological issues. Through experiential exercises, you may begin to explore your own inner landscape and learn, first-hand, the basics of an earth-based psychotherapy. There will also be a chance to discuss clinical case material in relation to an ecopsychological framework. We will also have a discussion about cultivating eco-resilience as well as eco-grief processes.

At the close of this workshop participants will be able to…
1. Describe an ecopsychological perspective in clinical practice
2. Identify 3 fundamentals of a nature-based psychotherapy
3. Design and conduct outdoor therapy sessions
4. Identify the phases of an outdoor therapy session including specific clinical interventions
5. Apply a map of the psyche that is described by cycles in nature
6. Utilize resilience processes for grief and despair reactions to climate change


Samuel P. Taylor Park, Lagunitas (Marin Co.), CA
The exact location and directions will be provided a week before the event to registered participants
We will spend the entire day outdoors in a beautiful area of the park.


We will share a picnic style lunch on site.  Participants will need to bring their own bagged lunch.  There will be fruit and additional snacks as well as extra water provided.  Directions and details on how to prepare will be sent one week prior to the event.

This event requires the ability to walk a leisurely 2 – 3 miles with a gentle uphill grade.

*If the day brings slight, occasional rain, we will still meet.  If there are unseasonably high winds or heavy rains, this event will be canceled/postponed with a full refund.


Jan Edl Stein, MFT (BBSE #25863) is the clinical director of Holos Institute and an eco-oriented clinician in private practice. She has been teaching ecopsychology and ecotherapy for over 20 years in a variety of venues including Holos’s public programs and well as an adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  For more information about Jan please click here.

FEE:  $140 for registrations on or BEFORE October 5, 2019
$155  for registrations AFTER October 5, 2018

15% discount for seniors (65+) and full time students and MFT interns
Use promo codes SENIOR or STU_INTERN

CEU certificate:  $10  (6 units)
Certificates will be awarded at the completion of the workshop.


*Refunds, minus a $30 handling fee, is possible for any cancellation received via email (events@holosinstitute.net) no later than October 5, 2019
*Absolutely NO refunds for cancellations received on or after October 6, 2019
* Weather Interruption: if it is raining hard or there are exceptionally high winds (+25 MPH), this workshop will be re-scheduled and anyone not able to re-schedule will receive a full refund. Registrants will be contacted either the evening before or early morning of the event to announce any cancellation.

If you have any special needs please contact Jan directly at 415.250.3051 (text OK) or via email (jan@holosinstitute.net) to work out any possible accommodations at least 2 weeks in advance.
If you have any concerns, questions or complaints, please contact us via email at info@holosinstitute.net.  Someone will respond to your email within 7 days.

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Public Programs and Continuing Education

Holos offers an ongoing series of educational programs open to both the general public and to psychotherapists. All of these offerings resonate with the Holos vision of an integral approach to healing that considers the body, mind and spirit as well as the greater community in which we live. Our presenters are each a specialist in their field and bring a breadth of vision from cosmological perspectives to the mindful explorations of depth psychology. We strive to offer innovative and creative approaches to current topics in clinical psychology.

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