Adventure Therapy is a way of working with youngsters that has already been extensively practiced and researched in the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Although interest in Adventure Therapy is growing among practitioners in Europe, there is not a formal network of AT professionals, organizations or researchers using this new and innovative approach.
The 1st GATE – Gathering for Adventure Therapy in Europe – will provide a platform to gather practitioners, organizations, researchers and people interested in the field of Adventure therapy and Experiential learning working with youth at risk. This event will connect to our European community of elders through our Keynote speakers and enhance national Adventure therapy structures and actions. Round tables and workshops will provide a room to share knowledge and experiences. The 1st GATE will also be a space to dream about the consolidation of The European Network of Adventure Therapy thanks to our fire circles and other activities that will allow professionals to network.
The 1st GATE is a call to join for adventure therapists, adventure therapy programs, psychosomatic clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, child and youth mental health units and hospitals, or any other resources or professionals that offers nature and outdoor based treatment programs.
“Back to the roots” is a celebration and commemoration of the quality of Adventure therapy which also serves to honor and recognize the European history of this methodology. This and following GATEs will be lighthouses that enlightens our future path in the European Adventure Therapy field.
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