Special Guest Speaker

Andy Hamilton

Session type: Special guest speaker

About the presenter/s

Andy Hamilton is a psychologist with over 18 years’ experience working in the mental health, drug and alcohol and justice fields. He has been head clinician and program manager of the Recre8 Bush Adventure Therapy Program for the past ten years, having helped pioneer the innovative program whilst he was a Youth Drug Outreach Psychologist at INTRA, The Buttery Rehabilitation’s drug and alcohol outreach service. He now runs the Recre8 Program as director of the not-four-profit organisation he founded in the Far North Coast of New South Wales: Human Nature Adventure Therapy (www.humannature.org.au).

He is passionate about facilitating transformation and healing in young people and feels that collaborative partnerships and multi-disciplinary approaches offer enormous opportunity for expanding the depth and breadth of great therapeutic work in Bush Adventure Therapy. He also has previously worked in a variety of community sector roles including in the mental health field to support people with severe psychiatric disability, those in crisis experiencing homelessness and juvenile offenders.