Therapeutic Adventure

Transformational Changes in Adventure Therapy: Now is the Time!
Presented by: Mike Gass, PhD

The practice and profession of adventure therapy has undergone radical changes in the past five years. This workshop will present changes in risk management, accreditation, research, public policy, and return on investment that have contributed to how we offer adventure therapy as a professional practice as well as how we are received and integrated by more established behavioral healthcare systems. This will include radical perception changes around risk management, the increase of higher quality research, the evolution of advancing program review processes, and the use of routine outcome monitoring to enhance client treatment. This webinar will increase your ability as an adventure therapist to answer the questions “Is it safe?”, “Does it work?”, “How can I tell a good program from a bad program?” And “is it worth the money?"


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The Community Resilience Model: Wellness-Based Skills for Self-Regulation
Presented by Dr. Sandy Newes

The Community Resilience Model (CRM) is a set of six wellness-based skills specifically designed to reset the natural balance of the nervous system after traumatic events or chronic stress/anxiety have led to physiological dysregulation. Based on the neuroscience of trauma, Somatic Experiencing (SE), and the biology of brain resiliency, participants will be taught about the brain’s “resilient zone,” and how to apply these skills of self-regulation to return to “the zone” when activated.   Straightforward, practical and easily taught, CRM skills can be applied and utilized in all types of experiential programming, including schools.  They can also be used as a powerful tool for self-care.