Adventure Therapy Risk Management Practices

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


Program Development Series Module #2

Using adventure interventions in therapy comes with responsibilities related to managing risk. Ultimately, we need to determine when the benefits for clients are likely to outweigh the risk of using these interventions. This course provides an overview of risk management concepts, strategies and practices within the field of adventure therapy.  Participants will learn about identifying, assessing, and managing risk. Hazard and risk analysis will be discussed in regards to the environment, activities and people that interact to create risk.  Risk management practices will be described including documenting and analysis of incidents and near misses and standards for review of risk management.

Course Outline

  • Risk Management Fundamentals
    • What risk is and where it comes from
    • Hazard assessment and risk analysis
    • Duty of care
    • Industry standards
  • Managing Risk
    • Ensuring the benefit outweighs the risk
    • Managing risk
    • Risk management processes
  • Legal Concepts
    • Liability
    • Reasonable person standard
    • Negligence
    • Breach of contract
    • Malpractice

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great program, very informative!

I now feel able to appropriately anticipate / prepare for Risk in AT


Enrolment validity: 365 days

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge about identifying, assessing, and managing risks.
  • Know about industry standards and risk management processes, including documentation practices.
  • Be aware of weighing the potential cost and benefit of using adventure interventions.
  • Understand our professional duty of care.
  • Learn basic legal concepts that impact service provision.


  • 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: 19/02/2021


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