Bush Adventure Therapy 101

Pete Rae, Beccy Harth, Lani Pereira

Session type: Pre forum workshop
Session day: Thursday 8th August
Session duration: 1 Day


This 1-day pre-conference workshop will provide an introduction to bush adventure therapy history, definitions, research evidence, theories, principles and practices. An overview of Australian BAT programs will be provided, including the range of target groups, models and practice frameworks that exist, and a closer look at some key program examples. Commonalities and diversities will be discussed, along with an introduction to ethics, safety and use of therapeutic frames. A resource folder of readings and contacts will be provided. No prior experience is necessary, just a sense of adventure and some comfortable clothing.

Time: 9.00am (registration) for 9.30am – 4.00pm

Cost: $180 per person ($160 for AABAT members and students)

Food: BYO Food.

Physical activity: Low level (please specify medical conditions).

Location: Bornhoffen PCYC Leadership Development Centre, 3510 Nerang Murwillumbah Rd, Natural Bridge QLD 4211.

About the presenter/s

Pete, Beccy and Lani are all members of The Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. They each have extensive history running and managing Bush Adventure Therapy Programs for people in need.