Dr. Hasbach recently retired (2022) as the co-Director of the Ecopsychology Certificate program in the Graduate School of Education & Counseling at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she taught these graduate courses: Introduction to Ecopsychology & Environmental Identity, Theoretical & Empirical Basis of Ecopsychology, and Ecotherapy & Applied Ecopsychology. She has also taught Applied Ecopsychology at Antioch University in Seattle, WA. Additionally, she has taught graduate courses on the Foundations of Ecopsychology and Advanced Abnormal Psychology. Dr. Hasbach has also been a guest instructor at the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Hasbach has developed and taught a number of continuing education courses for professional counselors, therapists, and social workers. She regularly teaches a 6 credit CE course, Prescribing Nature: Incorporating Ecotherapy Methods into Your Clinical Practice.
Dr. Hasbach offers workshops with a focus on the human-nature relationship and has a special interest in children’s relationship with the natural world. She has been a regular speaker at the Children & Nature Network annual conference and at the American Psychological Assn. annual conference.
Here is what students are saying about Dr. Hasbach’s classes:
“Absolutely love the welcoming learning environment, experiential work and opportunities for discussion. I think the space was created for deep learning and sharing. I only wish we had more time.”-Graduate student
“I honestly cannot think of anything that could have been “better”. Honestly, this was such a well-organized, concise, and well-rounded weekend in the classroom.”– Graduate student
“Exceptional facilitation – creating a positive group/sharing environment. This should be a critical component of the counseling curriculum requirements – gives us something beyond culture & society – a meta-system to use to relate to one another and our journey in the human condition. Thank you!”– Graduate student
“Pat is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about this work, which to me is inspiring.”– Graduate student
“Pat has personal experience and expertise to share which was great. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and approachable and overall wonderful. She’s great at sparking discussions.”– Graduate student
“Overall the most balanced course of my graduate course experience – knowledge/experience, theory/practice, and warmth, therapeutic personality/ high standard of professionalism”– Graduate student
“Exceptional clarity! Very knowledgeable! A great facilitator: compassionate, present, and very sensitive to group interests and needs! I so appreciate so much relevant information shared from personal research and professional experience.”– Graduate student
“An excellent workshop, well paced with exciting information. Thank you!” – CE workshop participant
“Thank you for being so wonderfully mindful and engaging.” – CE workshop participant
“This is a challenging, but fantastic course. I could see this being valuable to students from any track, but especially rich
for those who have gone through the ecopsychology certificate sequence.” – Graduate student
“The course was divided between two weekends which gave us a lot of time to mull over the education we were
receiving. The course was at times very hands on and experiential which helped to solidify concepts.” – Graduate student
“Great class! Amazing instructor!” – Graduate student
“Patricia has been a researcher and practitioner in this field for years, and it showed in her broad knowledge of the many streams of theory and application within ecopsychology. She was able to translate this knowledge in ways that were accessible for many people being introduced to the topic. She did a good job of mixing things up, moving from lecture to group discussion to video to experiential exercise without dwelling too long on any one activity. She was also receptive and empathetic to many different perspectives and created lots of space for group discussion while also keeping the class on topic.” – Graduate student
“She is passionate about the material and can draw from her own professional experience which means a lot. She is kind and supportive, organized and thoughtful.” – Graduate student
“She is an excellent teacher and did a great job of combining lecture, small group work, homework assignments, reflection, and readings. I really appreciated how thoughtfully she planned the classes and the way she responded to students’ comments and questions.” – Graduate student