BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! THIS IS A REPEAT PRESENTATION OF THE WORKSHOP HELD IN THE SPRING (APRIL 7, 2021). CEUs will only be awarded to first-time participants.
Pro Bono Counseling Project
2021 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar
Nature Informed Therapy (NIT): An Introduction to Integrating Nature into Clinical Practice
Monday, November 1, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Workshop – 3 CE Credits
FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians
Featured Presenters: Heidi Schreiber-Pan, PhD., LCPC; and Zoe Jack, MS, LMSW, RYT
Course Description: This workshop exposes mental health professionals to the art of incorporating nature into their own counseling practices. Participants will learn about current research on the intersection of nature and mental health, learn specific suitable therapeutic approaches, as well as the practical elements to consider when taking clients outdoors.
At the end of this presentation, the participant will:
- Assess client fit for ecotherapy including how to understand a client’s nature autobiography
- Describe Schreiber-Pan’s Ecological Model of Psychological Well-being
- Utilize ethical and legal considerations into your practice
- Apply NIT interventions and activities, for example, metaphor, ritual, and ceremony
- Explain the Attention Restoration Theory
- Experience how exposure to challenges in nature boosts resiliency
- Discuss how connectedness to Nature shows a positive correlation with positive affect, vitality, autonomy, personal growth and purpose in life
*PLEASE NOTE – The MD Board of Social Work Examiners has reviewed the learning objectives of this NATURE workshop and has APPROVED that it meets the criteria for Category 1 CEUs.
The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for three credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A ) licensed in Maryland.
CE credit is granted to FIRST-TIME participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.
IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.