Linda Buzzell, M.A., M.Journalism, M.F.T. is a psychotherapist and career counselor in private practice in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, California. She founded the International Association for Ecotherapy in 2002 and is the editor of Ecotherapy News, its quarterly journal. She teaches continuing education classes on ecopsychology, ecotherapy and “New Career Opportunities in the Emerging Sustainable Society” at Santa Barbara City College, and is Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she supervises first-year student “Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research” in the Depth Psychology Ph.D. program. With her husband Larry Saltzman, she founded the Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club in 2000. Linda and Larry are graduates of the Permaculture Design Course and members of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Guild. They are members of a Voluntary Simplicity circle and tend a small permaculture food forest in their backyard.
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. is a depth psychologist, writer, lecturer, certified in Permaculture Design, and a certified Master Gardener (University of California Cooperative Extension, Solano and Contra Costa Counties) who teaches psychology, ecopsychology, psychotherapy, thesis research, systems theory, and related fields at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he is a core faculty member in East-West Psychology. He also advises students from four other universities, including John F. Kennedy University, where he designed and launched the first ecotherapy certificate program anywhere, and The Graduate Institute, where he is putting together a Certificate in Ecotherapy and Sustainable Culture. He also trains psychotherapists in ecotherapy methods. He is the author of Terrapsychology: Re-Engaging the Soul of Place (Spring Journal Books, 2007) and Deep California: Images and Ironies of Cross and Sword along El Camino Real (iUniverse, 2008), has contributed to three anthologies, and has published in the Contra Costa Times, AlterNet, HopeDance Magazine, The Journal of Critical Psychology, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Spring Journal, Dream Network Journal, Communities, and Psychological Perspectives. Visit his website.