Introduction to Adventure Therapy
If you dream about engaging your clients with activities, time outside, or adventures in the wilderness, this course will teach you the skills and concepts you need to get started!
Course Access Opens: March 17th, 2021!
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 pre-recorded (asynchronous) lessons. Students can also opt to purchase access to weekly class meetings and gain access to the cohort learning group. This option creates a more social learning experience, and allows students more ways to engage with the content and the cohort including: group messaging, forums, private group space and four one-hour synchronous video meetings. These live class meetings will allow students to engage in experiential activities, group discussion, question and answer sessions and team building that bring the course content to life.
Optional Course Meetings will occur:
- March 24, 2021 @ 8am – 9am MST
- March 31, 2021 @ 8am – 9am MST
- April 7, 2021 @ 8am – 9am MST
- April 14, 2021 @ 8am – 9am MST
- Overview and Foundations of the field of Adventure Therapy
- Definitions of Adventure Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Nature-Based Therapy
- Adventure Therapy Models
- Assessment and Activity Selection
- Facilitation Strategies and Processing Tools
- How to Integrate Adventure into your Practice
- Next steps for New Adventure Therapists!
Nick Magle-Haberek, MS, MSW, LCSW, CCAT
about This course
Are CEs available for this course? No
Requirements for Course Completion to be Issued certificate:
In order to obtain a course completion certificate, participants must participate in the entire training, then complete a post test and evaluation through the learning platform.
How/When Certificates are issued:
Certificates will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the above tasks.