Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group

Welcome en Francais y Espanol Translation by Bart Steck, Volunteer

This website is an evolving statement by AEE's Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group (TAPG) aimed at describing our professional group. It is an effort to bring about an open forum for discussion and learning that is representative of this field of practice. We invite a broad range of readers including practitioners, insurance companies, government monitors, other professional organizations, students, teachers, consumers, and the general public.We do not assume that our thoughts are inclusive of every application of adventure therapy across the world or even within the United States.

Mission
The Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group is committed to the development and promotion of adventure-based programming and the principles of experiential education in therapeutic settings. We are also committed to the professional development of our members and the profession as a whole.

Statement of Purpose
Therapeutic Adventure is the professional group for those AEE members who work within the fields of health, mental health, corrections, education, and other human service fields. Our primary purpose is to facilitate networking for professionals within our various fields and share information, techniques, and concerns regarding the therapeutic use of adventure. We define therapeutic as moving toward healthy change with intentional interventions. We represent the interests of our membership to the Board and larger professional communities through workshops, conference and pre-conference activities, and best practices development.

TAPG Awards: Mark Ames Scholarship & Heart of Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy Best Practices

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council structure affords the most representation of membership possible, supporting the membership and mission and purpose of TAPG. The Council coordinates activities and provides direction for the professional group. Leadership Council members serve for a term of 3 years. The Council currently has the following positions:

Chair: Anita Tucker, Maine, USA
Vice-Chair and Professional Development: Nick Magle-Haberek, Colorado, USA
Professional Development: Patrick McMillion, Illinois, USA
Secretary: Lynette Spencer, Illinois, USA
Treasurer: Jenn Jevertson, New Mexico, USA
Conference Coordinator: Beth Sandman, Ohio, USA

Publications and Communications Coordinator: Ricardo Santiago, Florida, USA
Membership Coordinator: Fred Borroel, Texas, USA
Member at Large: Eddie Talley, South Carolina, USA


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