Tying the best, most appropriate knots, reading synoptic charts, navigating moving water, cave surveys, and the terrain to know the safest routes are just part of the broad skill set, knowledge, and experience needed to perform as a proficient Adventure Therapy practitioner. There is so much more such as philosophy, counselling skills, leadership, business, natural history, and the scientific process. We like to base our work on a fair test of the evidence. Join us in this hour long webinar for a journey through this fascinating and hugely rewarding field of expertise. It just might make a difference.
Stephan Natynczuk, DPhil, MBA, LPIOL, FRSA, MNCS(accred), has been professionally involved in experiential education since 1988. Stephan enjoys training aspirant outdoor practitioners internationally and runs a private outdoor therapy practice. His research focuses on effective practice and professionalism in outdoor therapy. Stephan is the co-author of Solution-Focused Practice in Outdoor Therapy: Co-Adventuring for Change with Dr Will Dobud.
Will Dobud has worked predominately with adolescents in the private and public sector. Coming to Australia from the United States in 2009, Will built True North Expeditions, a non-profit program in Adelaide, SA, providing adventure therapy experiences and social work services for adolescents from all over the country. In 2015, Will was awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award for research promise and conducted his PhD focusing on client experiences in outdoor therapy. Will’s ongoing research and publications focuses on participant experiences of care in a variety of settings and exploring what works to deliver more effective social work services. Will is particularly interested in Feedback-Informed Treatment, the Outdoor Therapies, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy – basically asking the questions, how can we get routinely better at delivering better outcomes for those who seek our counsel.