Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation › Academic
The outdoor therapies are fast evolving. Over the past three decades, more and more helping professionals have ditched the confines of the small office and comfortable therapy couch to embrace the great outdoors as a medium for constructing therapeutic change. This has led to the development of a range of evidence-supported approaches; from wilderness therapy, to horticulture and surf therapy, to forest therapy. In this presentation, I will share my reflections on the process of producing and editing the upcoming book, Outdoor Therapies: An Introduction to Practices, Possibilities, and Critical Perspectives, which I completed alongside my friend, colleague, and mentor Dr Nevin Harper from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Participants are invited to contribute considerations and critical perspectives to develop further conversation about the future of therapy outdoors.