Sept 11-16, 2023: Early Bird Rate Ends August 11.
Approved for 30 CE units for social workers and counselors.
This training is designed to cover the primary core training elements needed to begin adventure therapy practice. Built around AEE’s Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist (CCAT) training structure, we’ve designed this training to meet 60 of the 75 required core training hours needed for your CCAT application. The content will span multiple aspects of AT practice: foundations, assessment, intervention, facilitation, technical skills, administration, ethics and values, monitoring, and more! Participants will gain a solid foundation in a model for the clinical practice of adventure therapy.
The course is centered around a 6-day, 50 hour, in-person intensive located at the beautiful Camp Mary Orton in Columbus, OH. The additional 10 hours of course content will be conducted virtually prior to this 6-day program. Participants will be trained in the clinical and technical skills needed to conduct accessible adventure interventions including games, initiatives, hiking, creeking, outdoor cooking, firebuilding, and orienteering. This course includes one night of overnight camping. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Register before August 11th to receive the Early Bird Registration rate! This training has a minimum participant number of 8 participants. The decision will be made by August 14th about whether or not the course will be held. If the course is canceled by Adventure Therapist, LCC, registrants will be refunded their full deposit.
Program Dates (all times in US Eastern)
|Aug 11||Early Bird Registration Deadline|
Cancellation Date if minimum enrollment is not met
|Sept 12-Oct 3||Complete pre-course virtual training (8 hours)|
Content opens Sept 12.
|Aug 21||Orientation 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (live zoom meeting)|
|Sept 11||AT Intensive Day One: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Sept 12||AT Intensive Day Two: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sept 13||AT Intensive Day Three: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sept 14||AT Intensive Day Four: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sept 15||AT Intensive Day Five: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (Overnight Camping)|
|Sept 16||AT Intensive Day Six: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm|
What Will You Learn?
- Understand the foundational concepts, theoretical orientations, and ethics/values that are critical to quality adventure therapy practice.
- Practice how to plan and implement AT interventions that are based on clinical assessment and case conceptualizations.
- Explore ways to document, monitor, and evaluate the treatment process and facilitator skills.
- Know the administrative and risk management expectations and standards involved with using AT in treatment.
Introduction to Adventure Therapy
Welcome to the Course!00:00
Adventure Therapy Foundations05:52
Adventure Therapy Models13:50
Who Showed Up? Assessment & Activity Selection05:07
Facilitating the Adventure09:55
Integrating AT Into Your Practice: Next Steps23:13
The Facilitated Wave Model
The Facilitated Wave Model: Overview of the Clinical Experiential Process53:57
Adventure Therapy Risk Management and Administration
Ethical Considerations for Providing Adventure Therapy30:35
Risk Management Fundamentals38:27
Managing Clinical Risks20:17
Field Context and Emergency Response32:54
Emergency Action Plans and Administrative Crisis Management29:55
Client Care and Safety: Sample Policy and Procedure00:00
Adventure Therapy Intensive (In-Person)
Adventure Therapy Intensive00:00