Second Annual Conservation Psychology Institute Set for June 23-27

Antioch University New England (AUNE) will hold the Conservation Psychology Institute (CPI) at its campus in Keene, New Hampshire, June 23 through 27. A distinguished national faculty and institute participants will explore the use of psychology in conservation and sustainability practices during this intensive and path-breaking program.

“We had a phenomenal response to the 2011 pilot CPI,” said Carol Saunders, research faculty in AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies and one of the founders of conservation psychology. “The mix of sustainability professionals, academic researchers and conservation practitioners and educators offered a rich learning environment. This year’s CPI promises to build on that solid foundation.”

“Institute participants develop applied projects that take the concept of conservation psychology and apply it to real-world conservation and sustainability challenges,” said Abigail Abrash Walton, CPI faculty member and director of AUNE’s Center for Academic Innovation. “Our 2011 participants developed projects to promote advocacy on climate change at zoos and aquaria, to prevent destruction of coastal zones in Belize, and to support natural science museum visitors in addressing their emotional responses to environmental challenges.”

Other CPI faculty include:

Dr. Wes Schultz, professor of psychology at California State University, San Marcos. Dr. Schultz has conducted a number of widely cited studies on energy and water conservation, environmental attitudes, littering and climate change.
Dr. Thomas Joseph Doherty, who specializes in education and group leadership that illuminates the diverse emotions, beliefs and identity processes associated with conservation and sustainability issues and that fosters innovative and collaborative outcomes. Dr. Doherty served on the Task Force on Global Climate Change of the American Psychological Association.
The New York Times called Doherty “the most prominent American advocate of a growing discipline known as ‘ecopsychology.'”

Find out more about the institute’s faculty here.
Find more about course content here.

Cost
The early bird/ student fee of $775 is due by April 20. The regular fee of $975 is due by June 8. Late registration after June 24 is $1,175.
Continuing Education credit is available for an additional fee of $420.
Find details on the http://www.antiochne.edu/cpsi_reg/ here.

More information
For more information, email conspsy.aune@antioch.edu or call 603-283-2122. You can also find out more about the Conservation Psychology Institute here.