As a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist, I've received specialized training to counsel my clients in the outdoors and while using adventure-based activities. Most of my training has come from workshops and conferences provided by leading researchers and practitioners affiliated with the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) and the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council.
I've also served in leadership capacities with TAPG, presented at national and international conferences on adventure therapy, and trained professionals to provide adventure therapy services to others. Below you'll find some information about the core elements of adventure therapy training created by leaders affiliated with the Association for Experiential Education. The American Psychological Association published an article titled Therapy Gone Wild related to outdoor mental health treatment you might also find interesting.
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