Kylie Agnew-Dipping your toes into Adventure Therapy

Dipping your toes into Adventure Therapy

Kylie Agnew

Session type: Regular forum session

Abstract

Immerse yourself in our aquatic environment at Mylor while psychologist and private practice owner Kylie Agnew talks about various aspects of establishing and conducting Adventure Therapy activities as part of an allied health service.

  • This session is practical and will actually be on or in the water so be prepared to get wet. Depending on weather, river levels and demand for this session there are two location possibilities:
    1. Kayaking along the Onkaparinga River (with less confident participants welcome to following the session by walking along the edge of the river.
    2. Floating in inner tubes in the heated Mylor pool (participants can also just sit where ever they feel comfortable in this warm indoor pool area)

About the presenter/s

Kylie Agnew is an AHPRA registered psychologist with experience working with a wide range of clients, but predominately with older children, adolescents and young adults. She provides evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, stress, grief and interpersonal difficulties. She also works with a high percentage of clients identifying as neurodiverse (ADHD and ASD) and/or transgender.

Kylie is also a registered teacher with primary and high school teaching experience and additional tertiary qualifications in Clinical Rehabilitation and Applied Sports Science (majoring in Outdoor Education). She has vast experience working with groups (from school camps, adventure tourism and corporate team building).

Kylie has a passion for Adventure Therapy and has worked with youth at risk at SA charity Operation Flinders Foundation for over 12 years and still sits on their Clinical Advisory Committee. Through her university studies in psychology, Kylie has examined the impact of Adventure Therapy programs on changing problematic behaviour. She also undertook a Winston Churchill fellowship to explore Adventure therapy programs around the world.