Eco-PsychologySemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Psychology, Sustainability
New Course Note
This course starts in Fall 2023.
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Do we face an environmental crisis, or a crisis of humanity’s relationship with the natural environment? Eco-psychology seeks to explore how modern psychological and capitalistic discourses have fragmented individual and social connections from the natural environment. This course will introduce you to the main theories and applications of eco-psychology. We will use experiential and multidisciplinary academic approaches to understand how human beings (dis)connect from our natural environments and identify opportunities for individual and community change.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Philosophy, Public Health


Eleftherios Saftis

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Health Psychology, City, University of London, U.K., 2000). BSc. Hons. (Psychology, City, University of London, U.K., 1997). Certified in psychotherapy and counseling and in the process of qualifying as a psychoanalyst from the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. Co-authored a number of journal articles on post-traumatic stress disorder. Previously, was the Clinical Director of Community Housing and Therapy, a leading UK charity running therapeutic community households for adults with mental health diagnoses. Managed two therapeutic community projects - a project working with homeless veterans suffering from mental health difficulties and a project for individuals with a diagnosis of psychosis and personality disorder. Worked as a psychologist in the Greek Army. With DIS since 2015.