Wilderness Adventure Therapy®

You come to the wilderness to get in touch with yourself… You don’t come out here to get away from it all, but to get back to it all. You don’t get lost out here, you find yourself. You come home to what’s important, you come home to yourself.

Peter Dombrovskis, Photographer (1945 – 1996)

Adventure Psychology

Adventure Psychology is the study and clinical application of how adventurous experiences shape personality traits and psychological abilities that enhance adaptation to new or changing environments. This includes coping with adversity, building resilience, promoting healthy and effective psychological and social development. Key traits and abilities thought to be important include: risk-judgment and a capacity for risk-taking, emotional self-management, problem analysis and problem solving, including social and emotional problem solving, goal selection, goal focus and motivation, optimism, and a capacity to learn from failure and inter-personal feedback.

Wilderness Adventure Therapy®

Wilderness Adventure Therapy (WAT) is the world’s first evidence- based, manualised clinical intervention developed from the application of adventure psychology principles.  These programs have been run in numerous clinical, community counselling and educational settings and with a wide range of client groups and diagnoses since 1992.  We have an international reputation for our Australian Wilderness Adventure Therapy® Accreditation Scheme – again a world first.  We currently run WAT programs in independent schools for at-risk students.

For many years we have been researching the benefits of WAT in a range of settings with many different client groups. This research indicates that these programs are as effective as the best known conventional treatments for mental health problems with adolescents. In fact, WAT holds many additional benefits such as enhancing resilience and normal development  – see research findings.

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