The Wilderness Therapy Symposium
This year’s National WT Symposium will be held on August 27th-29th, 2020 in Park City, UT. The information for both the Regional and National Symposiums are sub-divided in the drop-down menus on the side-bar of this website, so please be sure to see the info for each separate Symposium.
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:
Listen to an audio interview about the Symposium http://t.co/7T5xQUcMVh
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.