What is Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare?
Also known as Adventure Therapy or Wilderness Therapy
This is a mental health treatment modality that combines ecotherapy, experiential education, outdoor recreation, and mental health counseling to meet client treatment goals. Wilderness/adventure therapy programs are accredited by the OBHC and the adventure therapists who work in these programs are mental health practitioners (social workers, addiction counselors, marriage/family counselors, psychologists) who have received specialized training in experiential outdoor education.
Is there a certification for Adventure therapists?
For mental health practitioners eligible for a state mental health license, there is the AEE Adventure Therapy Certification
Are there any professional organizations?
Who accredits outdoor behavioral healthcare programs?
Which research journals and organizations are associated with this field?
Where can I earn a degree in OBHC?
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