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1. Defining Your Mission and Understanding AT Ethics

This training will explore steps you can take to develop your adventure therapy practice through focusing in on your purpose, population, and direction for client work. Material covered will include assessing your current practice, determining where you want to go, undergoing a gap analysis, and developing a logic model for your practice. This is followed up with an exploration of the ethical considerations for providing adventure therapy – clinical, adventure and environmental. Ensure your practice develops in the right direction for you and your clients with this program development training!

2. Adventure Therapy Risk Management Practices

Using adventure activities in therapy comes with professional responsibilities to address risk through both clinical and adventure practices, whether you are walking in a city park or engaging in higher risk adventures like paddling or climbing. In this training, we will review fundamental concepts of risk management, breaking them down into manageable steps. We will explore ways that we assess and manage risk in adventure therapy settings, providing useful tools for adventure therapy therapists to incorporate into their practice!

6. Logistics for Adventure Therapy: Client Care, Equipment, Transportation and Staffing

We are often excited about the opportunity to engage clients in adventure activities, but it can be easy to forget some of the logistics that come with this! In this training, we will cover expectations regarding a variety of areas of client care, including nutrition, hydration, hygiene, infectious disease, medication management, transportation, staffing and others. We will explore industry standards in the adventure field and how they apply in clinical settings. 

5. Emergency Response in Adventure Therapy

In both clinical and adventure pursuits, we have a central responsibility to be prepared to assist our clients in emergency situations. Our legal duty of care also dictates that we plan ahead and prepare for responding to medical and clinical emergencies that may occur while engaged in adventure activities. This training will cover aspects of emergency response including reviewing our duty of care, options for medical training for providers, and development of emergency action plans. 

4. Adventure Activities in Adventure Therapy: Administrative Responsibilities

Interested in incorporating adventure activities into your therapy practice? This training covers the administrative responsibilities associated with using adventure in practice. We will explore how to make decisions about what activities to offer, including considerations about what types of activities to offer, what your clinical intentions are for activities, and what training may be required to offer activities. Practices for adding new activities and program areas are reviewed. Additionally, training and tools will be offered for developing policies, procedures and curriculum to underpin your offerings. Accelerate your program process with this valuable training!

3. Administrative Clinical Practices in Adventure Therapy

Quality clinical adventure therapy practice is best accomplished with a thoughtful process for defining clinical practice approaches, educating clients upon intake about our interventions, preparedness for managing clinical behaviors that may emerge in the course of a session, and session planning and follow up. This training covers each of these topics, focusing on establishing infrastructure for your practice that covers your professional responsibilities related to the clinical aspects of adventure therapy!