The Training is run in association with CEDAR's Systemic Programmes

The training is run at University of Exeter

‌‌‌'Mind and Nature': Eco-Psychology and Systemic Perspectives

Provided as part of the Systemic Series.


Roger Duncan is a Systemic Psychotherapist and is a biologist, Waldorf educator, and ‘wilderness rites of passage guide’ trained with The School of Lost Borders.  He was one of the pioneer tutors for Ruskin Mill Education Trust and worked with adolescents with challenging behaviour for over 18 years, setting up the woodland management, wilderness experience and transition programmes.  He has led wilderness experience camps and vision quests for both teenagers and adults. He is a qualified family psychotherapist and works in CAMHS.

Training Information

About the Course

The context of all mental health practice is one in which the urgency of global warming and environmental collapse can no longer be ignored. Yet clinicians continue to assume a separation of ‘Mind and Nature’ first noted by Gregory Bateson, a narrative organised by Darwinian survival and Cartesian dualism. 

A comparison of the work of Bateson, with French philosopher Henry Corbin and visionary educationalist Rudolf Steiner might reveal a different understanding of our relationship with nature. This workshop will introduce participants to eco-psychology, and nature based practice such as wilderness experience and make links to systemic ways of working with families.


Who is the training for?

This workshop will be useful to all family therapists, systemic practitioners and psychotherapists, who are interested in the ecological movement, and the subjugated narrative of our relationship with the earth herself, and how a new perspective can be a resource in our clinical practice.


Date and venue

Friday 12th May 2017

Training is to be held at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Washington Singer Building, Perry Road, Exeter. EX4 4QG.


The cost of the event are outlined below:

Fee for Non-University Delegates: £95

Fee for University Trainees: £75*

*Free places are available to current trainees registered onto Systemic Programmes (Systemic Supervision, CYP IAPT SFP, MSc Systemic) at the University of Exeter and their current supervisiors.

Closing date for applications: 12th April 2017              

Please complete the following Booking Form and send to or post to: 

Sir Henry Wellcome Building, Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Perry Road, EX4 4QG.

Online payments may be made on the following webpage:

‌Attendance will be limited to 30 places. It is advisable to book early as we expect demand to be high.