National Wilderness Therapy Symposium

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Update: (8.5.20) – The OBH Council will be offering the 2020 WT Symposium as an ONLINE WTS conference.  See below for additional info

In 2020, OBH Council will be offering the WT Symposium as an ONLINE conference event. Please see sidebar (under National Symposium) for additional information regarding the 2020 Online WTS.

You will need to register directly within Hopin Registration to reserve your ticket for the 2020 Online WTS.  Ticket price is $200 for General Admission, $150 for OBHC Member program staff, or $75 Students (current student i.d. required).

The Symposium brings a diverse cross-section of clinicians, field instructors, rites of passage guides, educational consultants, professors, research specialists, students and residential programs staff under one roof to share theories, insights and best practices in an open spirit. We do this to improve ourselves and the therapeutic services we provide. The symposium offers us a place to explore, inform, and educate ourselves on a diverse range of topics all centering on wilderness therapy.


View our new information video regarding the Wilderness Therapy Symposium and the OBH Council:


Audio Interview

Listen to an audio interview about the Symposium

OBH Council

The Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council represents numerous wilderness therapy programs who seek to collaborate and share best practices. OBHIC was founded in 1997 when representatives from a handful of wilderness treatment programs joined together to promote program standards and excellence.

Today, the organization and its member programs have been instrumental in raising the bar for wilderness treatment. They have and continue to facilitate research on the efficacy of wilderness treatment for adolescents.


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