Administrative Clinical Practices in Adventure Therapy

  • Course level: All Levels
  • Duration 2h
  • Last Update February 3, 2022


Program Development Series Module #3

Introducing adventure therapy into clinical practice comes with a variety of responsibilities for mental health providers. These include clarity about our clinical approach, management of clinical dynamics and risks that may show up with our clients, a well-developed approach to informed consent, and a solid understanding of the clinical processes we will engage in, such as structuring sessions and documenting our work. This training reviews each of these topics and provides some useful tools for practice!

Course Outline

  • Clinical Approach
    • Definitions
    • Clinical targets
    • Clinical models
    • Integration with other practice approaches
  • Managing Clinical Risks
    • Assessing clinical risk factors
    • Programmatic strategies to address clinical risks
    • Clinical considerations
  • Intake Practices
    • Participant screening
    • Intake processes
    • Informed consent
  • Intervention Practices
    • Session structure
    • Sequencing
    • Post-session tasks
    • Progress notes
    • Client feedback loops

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Enrolment validity: 365 days

Target Audience

  • Mental health practitioners who use or want to begin using activity or adventure in their practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Define adventure therapy and identify a model for practice.
  • Gain awareness of clinical dynamics and risks to consider when using adventure in practice.
  • Understand effective measures for informed consent, including how to use assessment screenings and liability releases.
  • Know how to structure adventure therapy sessions.


  • 2.0 hours of CCAT credit are offered upon completion of the full course and evaluation. Evaluations are completed as a lesson at the end of each course. Completion of the evaluation is required to be issued a certificate. The certificate will be available for download upon completion of the course and evaluation.

CCAT Hours

  • Organizational & Administrative Policies in AT: 1 hrs.
  • Adventure Therapy Documentation: 1 hrs.

Course Format

  • This course is presented asynchronously with primarily pre-recorded video and supplemental reading components.
  • Video recorded on: 05/03/2021


If accommodations are requested for this course, please submit requests to [email protected]