Eric Peterson
  • Ashland, OR
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Eric Peterson is now a member of Depth Psychology Alliance
Nov 12

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Before you go further, please be sure you are applying for membership with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST, or if you are signing up as an organization, publisher, or project, list the organization name here; then list the name of the contact person in the next question.
Eric
IF this membership is for an organization, publisher, or project, what is the first and last name of the contact person?
Mr.
Which of the following best describes your proposed membership status? If you are signing up with your first and last name, please choose "Individual." Please do NOT choose one of the other options unless you are creating a profile page with a business or organization name
Individual
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Ecopsychology, Liberation Psychology, Somatic Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Art or Art Therapy, Constellation Therapy, Dreamwork, Shamanism, Breathwork, Astrology
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
Other type of Psychology
If so, from what institution?
Southern Oregon University (SOU) and California Institute of Integral Studies
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
no but I am a developing ecotherapist and I teach adventure therapy at SOU
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
I've worked as an outdoor adventure leader for over 25 years. I have a outdoor adventure leadership school, which I'm currently developing and growing (www.outdooradventureleader.com). In 2009, I returned to "higher education" and have earned two Bachelor degrees - anthropology & psychology - with a certificate in Native American Studies. In May of 2016, I finished a MA in Transformative Leadership from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and now I'm working on a PhD in Transformative Studies at CIIS with an inquiry topic of: How do we nurture ecological consciousness through liberatory pedagogies and experiential curriculums? Along with being a full-time graduate student, I teach Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Southern Oregon University (SOU). In 2016, I was hired by SOU to teach Adventure Therapy, and it is the therapeutic qualities of nature that drew me to the field of outdoor adventure leadership. A part of my PhD studies will be conducting Participatory Action Research within the realm of ecological consciousness and how education can nurture this vital aspect of humanity's future.

I'm most passionate about helping people to see themselves as a part of nature and the more-than-human world; I want to help people heal the illusion of being separate from nature. Modern Western consciousness is plagued with a logic of dualism, which manifests into hierarchical forms of false dichotomy (e.g., nature vs. nurture, humans v.s nature, etc), and helping people to see the world through a diversity-spectrum lens will help us all heal our fragmented psyches that are at the root of our contemporary human problems. I want to help people see the inextricable interconnectedness of all things.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group within the Association of Experiential Education
If you have a Twitter, Facebook, Blog, or LinkedIn account and would like to have people "follow" you, list it here
https://www.facebook.com/eric.peterson.391

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