Emergency Response in Adventure Therapy

  • Course level: All Levels
  • Duration 2h
  • Last Update March 17, 2022


Program Development Series Module #5

When providing adventure therapy, a primary aspect of our duty of care is to respond effectively in emergency situations. This course provides an overview of a variety of considerations related to emergency response including provider training, pre-planning our response, rescue equipment, and communications. Developing infrastructure and relationships that support our response when things go wrong is an additional consideration that is covered to tie our response plan together!

Course Outline

  • Duty of Care and Types of Emergencies
    • Professional duty of care
    • Types of emergencies
    • Levels of emergencies
  • Field Context and Emergency Response
    • Understanding field context
    • Medical training
    • Clinical training
    • Logistical support
    • Staffing
    • Communications
  • Emergency Action Plans and Administrative Crisis Management
    • Pre-trip risk management plans
    • First aid kits and rescue equipment
    • Interface with government agencies
    • Field emergency action plans
    • Lost person protocols
    • Administrative crisis management plans
    • Communications

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what an important subject when practicing out there.....thank you!!!

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Very relevant and helpful information. Kim is awesome!


Enrolment validity: 365 days

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Understand key components of emergency response planning.
  • Know what training is recommended in order to respond effectively in your field context.
  • Be able to develop an emergency response plan.
  • Understand the types of resources and support needed to support your emergency response infrastructure.


  • 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: 2 hrs.

Course Format

  • This course is presented asynchronously with primarily pre-recorded video and supplemental reading components.
  • Video recorded on: 02/04/2021


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