What is wilderness therapy?

Wilderness Therapy

Wilderness therapy is a subset of adventure-based therapy. It is the use of wilderness expeditions for the purpose of therapeutic intervention. There are a range of different types of wilderness therapy programs, with a range of models and approaches. Some grow out of a survival approach and some out of an Outward Bound approach. Their aim is guiding participants toward self-reliance and self-respect. The pioneers in the field of wilderness therapy were Larry D. Olsen and Ezekiel C. Sanchez at Brigham Young University; Nelson Chase, Steven Bacon, and others at the Colorado Outward Bound School; Rocky Kimball at Santa Fe Mountain Center and many others.

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Some articles on wilderness therapy:

Aspen Education Group - Programs - Active
... several have additional affiliations, such as the National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping ... Therapy Programs Name Type Location Description Academy at Swift River Boarding school Massachusetts, Cummington Co-educational college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for ... Adirondack Leadership Expeditions Wilderness therapy New York, Near Saranac Lake A "character-development wilderness program for troubled teens" ...
Adventure Therapy - Definition
... been used to identify the diverse methods of treatment in the wilderness environment ... Voight, (2001) distinguished between adventure therapy, wilderness therapy, and outdoor experiential therapy ... According to them, adventure therapy uses outdoor activities involving risk and physical and emotional challenge ...
National Association Of Therapeutic Schools And Programs - Members of NATSAP
... Center Catalyst Residential Treatment, LLC Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs Cedar Ridge Academy Center for Change Chaddock Cherokee Creek Boys School Cherry Gulch ... Academy Oakley School (Aspen Education Group) Odyssey Wilderness Programs Open Sky Wilderness Therapy Optimum Performance Institute Outback Therapeutic Expeditions (Aspen Education Group) Oxbow Academy Paint Rock ...

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