Psychotherapy vs Ecopsychotherapy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between psychotherapy and ecopsychotherapy

is that psychotherapy is the treatment of people diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders using dialogue and a variety of psychological techniques while ecopsychotherapy is (rare) nature-centered psychotherapy: the use of nature to promote mental health.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

psychotherapy

Noun

(psychotherapies)
  • The treatment of people diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders using dialogue and a variety of psychological techniques.
  • ecopsychotherapy

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (rare) Nature-centered psychotherapy: the use of nature to promote mental health.
  • * 1998 , Randall White, “Psychiatry and Ecopsychology”, chapter 13 of Ante Lundberg (editor), The Environment and Mental Health: A Guide for Clinicians , Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ISBN 9780805829075, page 211:
  • In ’s version, providing ecopsychotherapy and changing our child rearing practices will reunite us with nature and help us avert environmental catastrophe.
  • * 1998 , George William Burns, Nature-Guided Therapy: Brief Integrative Strategies for Health and Well-being , Psychology Press, ISBN 978-0-87630-850-9, page 76:
  • While psychotherapy has traditionally looked within the individual for answers, ecopsychotherapy explores how the answers may be found in our relationship with the natural environment.
  • * 2004 , Sebastiano Santostefano, Child Therapy in the Great Outdoors: A Relational View , Routledge, ISBN 978-0-88163-426-6, page 155:
  • Ecopsychotherapy' was formulated by Burns (1998) In broad terms, ' ecopsychotherapy proposes that it is beneficial to shift attention away from internal personal problems toward sensory experiences that bring pleasure.