Morita Therapy originates from Japan. It teaches that symptoms of depression and anxiety are part of the natural ecology of the human experience. Alleviation of these symptoms is based upon re-orientation to the natural world.
This international congress at Exeter University is an interesting opportunity to explore areas of common ground between ecopsychology, ecotherapy, core process psychotherapy, Morita therapy, and clinical research. The themes for the conference will look at outcome research, evidence-based medicine, and the different psychotherapeutic approaches that draw on the natural environment, including the perspective from the USA.
You might like to submit an abstract to present your own work. The call for abstracts is open here
Registration is open here.
Keynotes include Sara Warber from the US, Kein Stein from Exeter, Kei Nakamura and Kenji Kitanishi from Japan. Brian Ogawa from the US, Ishu Ishiyama from Canada and David Richards from the UK will run the pre-congress workshop.
Please feel free to circulate to other colleagues that you feel would find this of interest. David Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research and NIHR Senior Investigator at the University’s Medical School, is organising the event.