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SWK 6501: Advanced Practice: Environmental Social Work: Home

Class readings for SWK 6501.


Anekstein, A., Hoskins, W., Astramovich, R., Garner, D., & Terry, J. (2014). Creating space for connection: Creativity in the classroom “Sandtray models and Sandtray Therapy." Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9(1), 122-134.

Besthorn, F.H. (2012). Deep Ecology’s contributions to social work: A ten-year retrospective. International Journal of Social Welfare, 21, 248-259. Doi:10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00850.x

Burls, A. (2007). People and green spaces: promoting public health and mental well-being through ecotherapy. Journal of Public Mental Health, 6(3), 24-39 16p.

Farmer, P. (2014). Ecotherapy for mental health. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 11(1), 18-21.

Geller, S. M., & Porges, S. W. (2014). Therapeutic presence: Neurophysiological mechanisms mediating feeling safe in therapeutic relationships. Journal Of Psychotherapy Integration, 24(3), 178-192. doi:10.1037/a0037511

Gray, M., & Coates, J. (2012). Environmental ethics for social work: Social work’s responsibility to the non-human world. International Journal of Social Welfare, 21, 239-247. Doi:10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00852.x

Green, D. & McDermott, F. (2010). Social Work from inside and between complex systems: Perspectives on person-in-environment for today’s Social Workers. British Journal of Social Work. 40, 2414-2430.

Kestly, T. A. (2016). Presence and play: Why mindfulness matters. International Journal of Play Therapy, 25(1), 14-23. doi:10.1037/pla0000019

Miller, S. E., & Hayward, R. A. (2014). Social Work education’s role in addressing people and a planet at risk. Social Work Education, 33, 280-295. Doi:10.1080/02615479.2013.805192

Payne, P., Levine, P. A., & Crane-Godreau (2015). Somatic experiencing: Using interoception and proprioception as core elements of trauma therapy. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-18.

Porges, S. W., & Furman, S. A. (2011). The early development of the autonomic nervous system provides a neural platform for social behaviour: A polyvagal perspective. Infant & Child Development, 20(1), 106-118.

Porges, S. W. (1995). Orienting in a defensive world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A Polyvagal Theory. Psychophysiology, 32(4), 301-318.

Reese, R. F., Lewis, T. F., Meyers, J. E., Wahesh, E., & Iversen, R. (2014). Relationship Between Nature Relatedness and Holistic Wellness: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 53(1), 63-79. Doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2014.00050.x

Reese, R. F., & Myers, J. E. (2012). EcoWellness: The missing factor in holistic wellness models. Journal Of Counseling & Development, 90, 400-406. Doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2012.00050.x

Sackett, C. R. (2010). Ecotherapy: A Counter to Society’s Unhealthy Trend?. Journal of Creativity In Mental Health, 5(2), 134-141. doi:10.1080/15401383.2010.485082

Surgenor, H. (2015). Review of nature and therapy: Understanding counselling and psychotherapy in outdoor spaces. Existential Analysis, 26, 370-373.

Swank, J.M. & Shin, S. M. (2015). Nature-based child-centered play therapy: An innovative counseling approach. International Journal of Play Therapy, 24, 151-161. Doi:10.1037/a0039127

Weaver, S. (2015). Nature based therapeutic services: The power of love in helping and healing. Journal of Sustainability Education. 9.

Wilson, N., Ross, M., Lafferty, K., & Jones, J. (2008). A review of ecotherapy as an adjunct form of treatment for those who use mental health services. Journal of Public Mental Health, 7(3), 23-35

Zapf, M. K. (2010). Social work and the environment: Understanding People and Place. Critical Social Work, 11(3), 30-46.