Friday 21 October
$180, 9am – 4pm, includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch.
Anyone who is new to Bush Adventure Therapy and would like to find out more about its foundational concepts, evidence-base, range of modalities and the different contexts within which it is practised, is invited to participate in this popular course. This 1-day pre-conference workshop will provide an introduction to bush adventure therapy history, definitions, research evidence, theories, principles and practices. An overview of Australian BAT programs will be provided, including the range of target groups, models and practice frameworks that exist, and a closer look at some key program examples. Commonalities and diversities will be discussed, along with an introduction to ethics, safety and use of therapeutic frames. A resource folder of readings and contacts will be provided. No prior experience is necessary, just a sense of adventure and some comfortable clothing.