Find the answers you need to build a well-rounded Adventure Therapy practice!

The "How To's" of Adventure Therapy Administration


Skill Level

Live webinar



CE's available



COurse overview

Date:  10/02/2020   Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST.

Target Audience: This course is designed for individual practitioners who want to begin incorporating adventure therapy into their practice 

Taking clients outside is a wonderful option for therapists seeking deeper engagement, connection with nature and meaningful experiences, but the process of doing it safely can seem overwhelming to many therapists.  If you are considering taking your clients on walk-and-talk sessions in the woods or adventure therapy programming that uses other adventure activities, come learn about what your responsibilities are to manage both the clinical and the adventure programming components of your practice! This webinar will cover an overall view of the administrative responsibilities that accompany the use of adventure interventions, including our duty of care, safety, risk management, and documentation. Participants will be given a framework for self-assessment and suggested next steps for responsibly integrating adventure therapy into their practice. 

Learning Modules

20 min – Overview of Merging Adventure and Clinical Practice
20 min – Duty of Care, Industry Standards, Risk Management, Informed Consent
20 min – Clinical Responsibilities (ethics, models, intentional practice, documentation)
30 min – Adventure Responsibilities (training, safety, policy and procedure, emergency response, documentation)
20 min – Self Assessment and Next Steps
10 min – Questions/ Wrap Up/Resources

...And MoRE!

About the Instructor

Kim Sacksteder, LISW-S

Kim has worked with youth and families since 1993 and has been providing adventure therapy services for over 20 years. Throughout this time, she supervised adventure therapy programs for community mental health agencies in Columbus, OH, using activities such as initiatives, challenge course activities, nature exploration, and backpacking and climbing trips. Currently, Kim is a co-owner of Adventure Therapist, LLC, a company specializing in training, consultation and supervision of adventure therapy practice. In addition to this, Kim has served AEE in many capacities including TAPG Best Practices Steering Committee Chair, TAPG Leadership Council Secretary and Chair, and AEE Accreditation Council Member.

about This course

  • Understand an overview of administrative responsibilities associated with practicing adventure therapy. 
  • Learn fundamental concepts related to duty of care, risk management, and informed consent as they relate to adventure therapy. 
  • Understand administrative functions of providing adventure activities including training, policy and procedure development, and emergency response planning. 
  • Self-assess gaps in administrative responsibilities and identify steps to address gaps.

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.

 Below are the hardware recommendations that will result in your best experience:

RAM:  2 GB RAM or higher

Processor:  2.0 GHz Intel or AMD processor

Browser: Firefox 3.6 or later, Google Chrome 7.0 or later, Safari 5.0 or later

Hardware for Webinars: Computer microphone, speakers, Web Camera

Internet: High-speed Wi-Fi connection

  • For training clients in a synchronous or in-person course, Adventure Therapist, LLC will provide 75% refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the course. If clients cancel at least one week in advance of the training, a 90% refund will be offered. Refunds are not given for cancellations less than 48 hours ahead of the course. 
  • For self-paced and asynchronous courses,  clients that need to cancel or are not satisfied in the first 30 days of access will receive a refund.
  •  If by chance you do have a complaint or a grievance. Please send it to [email protected].  Our Grievance Policy is available upon request.  

Adventure Therapist, LLC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to those with special needs or disabilities. Please email any requests to [email protected]

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