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"Earth-Based Psychology- What It Is and Why It Matters - Webinar Registration

  • November 12, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Link to Webinar, . . . sent in confirmation e-mail.


  • Until Nov 3rd at 11:59 p.m.
  • Nov 4rd - Nov 10th
  • Until Nov 3rd at 11:59 p.m.
  • Nov 4th - Nov 10th

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Membership Meeting - Webinar

Julie Brams, MA, LMFT


    "Earth-Based Psychology-

What It Is and Why It Matters"

Note:  Webinar

In this workshop, clinicians of all levels will gain a greater under- standing of the foundational premises, current research findings, and application of Ecotherapy as a stand-alone or integrated treatment for a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD. 

Ecotherapy is based on the premise that people experience greater psychological health when they are in sensory connection with their natural environment. Our current disconnection with nature is widening due to increasing technologically driven and man-made environments. As a result, anxiety, depression, and physical illness are on the rise. Ecotherapy is a research-based model that improves psychological well-being by providing people with restorative experiences in the natural world allowing them to understand and repair their relationship with nature.  Participants will learn about current research and applications of nature therapy, specifically the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, and its Western counterpart ANFT-style Forest Therapy.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the theoretical premise of Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy.
  2. Identify two effects on brain functioning that occur when experiencing the natural world.
  3.  Describe two differences between Japanese Shinrin Yoku and ANFT-style Forest Therapy.
  4. Explain when a nature therapy experience would be useful in treating someone with anxiety, depression, or other focus of treatment.
  5.  Describe two differences between Nature Therapy, nature-assisted therapy, and a common outdoor activity in nature.


Julie Brams, MA, LMFT is an Earth-based psychotherapist, Vipassana meditation practitioner/teacher, certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and author.

She has over 30 years of experience in mental health and has been studying and integrating Ecotherapy into her traditional clinical work for the past 15 years. Her work integrates traditional therapies, embodied meditation, and nature therapies as a way to help people reciprocally heal themselves and the natural world. She has just completed her book, The Nature-Embedded Mind: How the Way We Think Can Heal Ourselves and Our Planet. She is dedicated to social change and environmental sustainability through reestablishing our intimate connection with the rest of nature.

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Sunday, November 12, 2023


  8:30am-9am Check-In*

  9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

      Chapter Announcements*

  9:30-11am CE/Speaker Presentation

  11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

      Private Practice Announcements*

  11:15am-11:45am Break*

  11:45am-1:45pm Board Meeting (in-person)*

*=portion of course not eligible for CE's

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Course evaluations will be sent and CE completion certificates will be awarded to participants that attend the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation within 48 hours of the speaker presentation.


On Zoom: live webinar - link sent in confirmation e-mail.

Please note: Confirm your meeting selection is accurate for in person or webinar and member or non-member.  No walk-ins or registration changes will be allowed less than 24 hours before the meeting.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members


     $20 (online until Friday, November 3rd at 11:59pm)

     $30 (online week of event, November 4th - November 10th)

Non chapter members


     $30 (online until Friday, November 3rd at 11:59pm)

     $40 (online week of event, November 4th - November 10th)

No phone or email RSVP.

No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

Email us for Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley chapter reciprocity.

To Register:  Please click on the   register  button.  If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here first. A confirmation email will be sent once payment is received.   

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here

Grievances? Contact our President here

Accommodations? Contact our Hospitality Chair here

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Refund Policy 

Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no changes or cancellations received after one week prior to the event (this includes No shows and arriving late to the presentation on the day of the event). The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

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