Apply Ecological Psychology


Apply Ecological Psychology

Pathways for Application of Ecological Psychology and Environmental Humanities

Viridis graduates want their lives to make a real difference in the world. They apply their education, skill, knowledge, and capabilities to reconfigure destructive narratives and practices.

Viridis ecological psychology programs and outcomes focus on the Essential Employability Qualities (EEQs) most often cited by employers as needed in the workspace: maturity, clear communication, critical and creative (out-of-the-box) thinking, problem-solving skills, ethics, collaboration skills, ecological literacy, and psychological competencies.

Viridis Graduate Institute’s MA and DA Graduates in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities practice as non-licensed ecopsychology professionals, like environmental or conservation psychology professionals, cultural ecologists, ecological sociologists, and social or cultural ecologists.


Employers seek skilled individuals who bring maturity, ecological literacy, communication competence, creative and critical thinking, and ethics to their organizations and businesses.

Professionals in ecological psychology and environmental humanities are skilled in assessing and reconfiguring narrative frameworks, behavior, and detrimental practices. Graduates possess ecological literacy and psychological capacities to lead communities, organizations, and institutions in transforming detrimental narratives and practices into workable, creative, and collaborative solutions.

Healthcare Professionals

Ecological psychology degrees are non-licensure programs. Healthcare providers with existing licensure can add an ecological psychology degree that expands their ‘therapeutic toolkit,’ such that they are skilled in working with the loss and grief of those suffering from ecological devastation.

Viridis Graduate Institute is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology (APA Division 34), which includes Ecopsychology.

Where We Work

Ecopsychology professionals work in a variety of professions where they provide their educative skills and assessment expertise to businesses, corporations, nonprofit organizations, institutions, government agencies, and industries. Those with teaching experience (and a doctoral degree) may also become faculty at colleges and universities.

Ecopsychology professionals may be employed by educational institutes, schools, civic governments, national and state park agencies, religious organizations, and medical establishments as ecopsychology educators. Or, they may be employed by housing, planning, and environmental agencies, or landscaping and architecture firms.

Areas Graduates Apply Ecological Psychology
  • Agriculture / food security industry / food distribution
  • Alternative Renewable Energy industry
  • Art and Design fields
  • Business
  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility/Corporate Climate Specialists
  • Environmental Management
  • City and Urban Planning
  • Conservation & Wildlife
  • Coaching & Consulting
  • Ecotourism
  • Education (all levels) and Home Schooling
  • Civic and International Governmental policy-making
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Social Media
  • International Relief Workers
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Nonprofit and Nongovernment Organizations (NGO)
  • Organizational, Business, and Change Management
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Social Justice – Ecological Justice Organizations
  • United Nations and UNESCO
  • Water / Ocean / Land Conservation and Management
  • Wildlife Management & Rescue

Ecological psychology has wide-ranging applications. Viridis graduates have started their own enterprises and organizations using their education as the foundation for their success.

Job Placement Disclaimer

Viridis Graduate Institute does not guarantee job placement, advancement, or continued employment to graduates upon program completion or upon graduation. The Institute does not provide occupational assistance. The Institute has an active Alumni Organization that works with career ideas on a regular basis. In the doctoral program curriculum, a culminating course is offered in the professional application of ecopsychology and environmental humanities.