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Introduction to Adventure Therapy (5/3 – 6/3)

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     Adventure Therapy is a modality of therapy that engages clients in the therapeutic process through the intentional use of adventure activities and initiatives.  Adventure Therapy is an essential tool for strengthening rapport, building engagement in the therapeutic process and helping clients develop deeper self-awareness and insight. Adventure Therapists are rewarded with a tremendous sense of fulfillment, excitement and enjoyment.  

     This online course will cover the information necessary to get you started in this field! We will review the core theories of experiential education and Adventure Therapy models. We will review clinical topics such as assessment in Adventure Therapy, adapting activities to match client goals, facilitation strategies and approaches, how to process Adventure Therapy activities, sequencing activities, and encouraging transfer of learning. Finally we will discuss what steps new Adventure Therapists should take to begin integrating Adventure Therapy into their work with clients.  

     This online course will be delivered through a combination of pre-recorded lessons (asyncronous lessons) as well as 5 one-hour group webinars (synchronous lessons) during which students will engage in experiential activities, group discussion, and lecture.  Participants complete the course by watching the assigned videos, and participating in the five webinars.

Course Dates and Times:

  1.  Weekly Content Opens:  May 3, 2020        Weekly Webinar: May 6, 2020 @ 6am & 5pm MST
  2.  Weekly Content Opens:  May 10,2020       Weekly Webinar: May 13, 2020 @ 6am & 5pm MST
  3.  Weekly Content Opens:  May 17, 2020         Weekly Webinar: May 20, 2020 @ 6am & 5pm MST
  4.  Weekly Content Opens:  May 24, 2020         Weekly Webinar: May 27, 2020 @ 6am & 5pm MST
  5.  Weekly Content Opens:  May 31, 2020         Weekly Webinar: June 3, 2020 @ 6am & 5pm MST

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the course or if you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email: [email protected]