National Wilderness Therapy Symposium

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Update: (2.15.21) – The OBH Council is currently planning on offering the 2021 Summer WT Symposium as an IN_PERSON WTS conference in Park City, UT.  See below for additional info.  We will reassess the national situation over the next several months to insure the safety of an in-person event in August.

In 2021, OBH Council will be offering the Summer WT Symposium as an IN_PERSON conference event. Please see sidebar (under National Symposium) for additional information regarding the 2021 Park City WTS.

Online Registration will be available on this OBHC/WTS website in June 2021.  Please check back then for additional information.  

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 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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