$350 – $700

Nature Based Therapy Training in Victoria BC

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Introduction to Nature-based Therapy

Join us to explore the theory and practices of Nature Based Therapy and gain the confidence to shift your indoor counselling practice to the outdoors.

Location: Prospect Lake, Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society

April 30th - May 1st 2020

Thursday and Friday 9:00-4:00pm

$350, plus gst ($700 if registered in combination with the second module)

Topics Covered:

  • Foundational theories that underlie nature-based therapy
  • Practitioners relationship with nature
  • Making the choice to take therapy outside
  • Doing an ecological assessment
  • Regulation, risk and play
  • Ethical and cultural considerations
  • Bonding and Belonging as a guiding principle (attachment theory)
  • Experiential activities that you can apply to your practice right away

Participants must have some training in therapeutic disciplines:

  • MA in Counselling Psychology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care
  • BA in Social Work or Child and Youth Care student in

Advancing skills in Nature-Based Therapy

An opportunity to build on your knowledge, and explore your ability to put these skills into practice with a variety of populations and needs.

Location: Marys Lake Sanctuary

Thursday June 11th 9:30am to Friday June 12th 4pm, 2020 (overnight)

$400 (plus gst) --- if you sign up for both modules together, $700 for both!

Camping available for an additional $35

Topics Covered

  • Nature as co-therapist – learning how to collaborate with nature
  • Specific applications: groups, family, children
  • Logistics and planning
  • Risk management
  • Attachment theory and nature-based therapy
  • Exploration of how NBT can address specific mental health concerns
  • Opportunities to practice interventions

** Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Nature-Based Therapy Course, or prior training in ecotherapy/ecopsychology disciplines. (no continuing education credits available at this time)

Your Trainers:

Nevin J. Harper

Dr. Nevin J. Harper is an Associate Professor at the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. He is the founder of the Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium, a founding board member of the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada, and his career has included stretches as a youth counselor, outdoor skills instructor, shepherd, and wilderness guide. Nevin has an active research agenda examining human-environmental interactions, primarily through the practices of adventure therapy, wilderness therapy, and nature-based approaches to healing and wellbeing. He lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Kathryn Rose

Kathryn Rose has been discovering the joys of experiential and nature-based approaches to working with children, youth, and families for the promotion of healing and growth for over 10 years. Katy holds a deep trust in the healing power of connection with the non-human natural world and believes that individuals are born with an innate drive and capacity towards wholeness and health. Katy completed a Master's degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology, with a specialization in Wilderness Therapy, from Naropa University in Colorado and is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She lives in Victoria, Canada.

David Segal

David Segal has been involved in providing therapeutic nature-based counselling for children, youth, and families for over 15 years. He is deeply passionate about the natural world and how human-nature relationships influence our collective and individual well-being. He offers presentations and workshops on cultivating health through contact with nature and has been contributing to the emerging field of eco-therapy through his work as a clinical counsellor serving youth and families in the Greater Victoria area. He completed a Master's degree in Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria and is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. David has published articles in ecopsychology and counseling journals. He lives in Victoria, Canada.

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