Adventure Therapy Training

Online Courses, Virtual Cohorts and In-Person Training Programs

featured Courses

Adventure Therapy Program development Series

Taught by Kim Sacksteder

This series of SIX courses walks you through the steps necessary to develop the Adventure Therapy program of your dreams! Learn about the behind-the-scenes practices that allow your program to provide Adventure Therapy services. You can sign up for courses individually or take as a whole series.

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Upcoming A-T PRO Webinars

These 90-minute live webinars are available for $25 each! All A-T Pro Webinars are available for A-T PRO members for free! These webinars are recorded for future viewing. By participating live, you consent to this use. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact the instructor.

Intervention Invention: Merging Your Creativity With Your Clinical Lens

Live Webinar: August 30, 2022 @ 6:00-7:30 pm Eastern

One of the great things about adventure therapy is the creativity and innovation we can bring into our practice. Our clinical lens inspires us to see our client’s perspective and experience and intentionally and creatively engage them in the process. This webinar explores a variety of ways that we can bring these strengths into our sessions with props, stories and other metaphors. 

Permitting and Land Use for Adventure Therapists

Live Webinar: September 19 @ 6:00-7:30 pm Eastern

Adventure therapists often use public land in their work. Understanding the rules and expectations for operating a business on public lands can be difficult, as these rules vary for each location and for different types of businesses. This webinar explores the issues at play in obtaining permission for land use and offers strategies for approaching the process. 

Intervention Choices: Matching Interventions with Clinical Intent

Live Webinar: October 28, 2022 @ 12-1:30 pm Eastern

Adventure therapy interventions rely on using both activity and reflection to support our clients in reaching their treatment goals. We work hard to be intentional in this process, selecting and customizing interventions to be the best fit for our clients. This webinar provides a framework for selecting and customizing activities to match our clinical intent. 

Frameworks for Processing Adventure Therapy Experiences

Live Webinar: November 18, 2022 @ 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern

Being intentional when selecting our methods for process experiences is a fundamental skill in adventure therapy practice. Throughout adventure therapy literature, multiple frameworks are introduced to enhance our efforts to support clients in making meaning about their experiences and achieving the growth they seek through their work with us. In this webinar, we explore these frameworks and discuss strategies for using them intentionally in practice!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Winter Considerations For Adventure Therapists

Live Webinar: December 7, 2022 @ 6:00-7:30 pm Eastern

Winter weather has many implications for adventure therapy practice. It can be a barrier to services, and it can also bring new opportunities for intervention! In this webinar, we explore a number of considerations for wintertime adventures! The will include risk management, intervention strategies, and sequencing client experiences to optimize clinical benefit.

A-T PRO Webinar Library

These 60 and 90-minute webinars are asynchronous and available for $25 each! All A-T Pro Webinars are available for A-T PRO members for free!

Five Activities to Jump Start Your Spring!

Learn five simple-to-implement activities that will help you get your AT practice going this spring! Activities can be used in creative and flexible ways to support your clients in achieving their goals. Explore this and more in this resource-rich webinar!

Next Steps: Enhancing Walk and Talk Sessions

Have you wondered how to take your walk and talk interventions to the next level? This webinar focuses on how to enhance your walk and talk sessions with clinical intention and creative approaches! We will explore the clinical application of walking and engaging in outdoor spaces. 

Integrating Adventure Therapy into Trauma Treatment

This webinar explores using AT effectively when treating trauma, especially with youth. Learn to develop interventions based on our understanding of how the brain works. Review the principles of a current framework for trauma treatment (Blaustein and Kinniburgh’s ARC Model) and how adventure can be integrated within these frameworks.

Managing Crisis in Adventure Therapy: Using Practice Scenarios to Understand Emergency Response

In this training, we review basic concepts around preparedness for emergency response, accessing resources in an emergency, and components of an emergency response plan. We will analyze some case examples to illustrate emergency response in both physical and clinical emergencies. Finally, we will apply what we’ve learned by working through scenarios to practice putting ERP’s into action!

Navigating Liability Insurance for AT Practice

Many questions emerge about what types of liability insurance you need in order to provide adventure therapy. This webinar addresses the main considerations for obtaining liability insurance and will help guide you in making the right choices for your practice. Course content includes understanding types of liability insurance, roles in the insurance industry, and strategies for obtaining liability insurance.