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Why Wilderness?

A recent article in The Atlantic characterizes the wilderness therapy industry in a negative light. The article is sensational and inaccurate about the form of treatment known as adolescent wilderness therapy. Christie Woodfin has written a response to the article, which highlights the many positive outcomes of taking part in a wilderness therapy program. OBH […]

Wilderness Therapy Professionals Present Cutting Edge Research at the 2014 APA Conference in DC This Weekend

OBH is given the limelight by the APA, the nation’s largest association of psychologists. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) Council will be well represented at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual convention in Washington, DC on August 7 – 10, 2014. APA is the largest scientific and professional organization […]


Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council: Early History

A number of wilderness programs emerged in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, based on the concept that taking at-risk youth into the wilds could produce good results—in improved behavior, stronger sense of self, and the mitigation of many emotional and mental-health issues.  During this early period of program development, some providers failed to pay […]

Richard Louv to Keynote 2014 Symposium

“The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.” Richard Louv’s words speak volumes to the wilderness therapy community. Well-loved, […]

Press Release 01-19-2011

News International Experts on Troubled Teens Meeting in Tucson Press Release Jan. 19, 2011 Contact: Stephen C. Schultz (801) 380-8829 Adolescence has always been tough but a leading researcher on troubled teens says mental health risk factors have “dramatically increased in the last 25 years.” What’s being done to help at risk teens and which […]


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