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Wilderness Therapy

Postby StrokeSteve » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:45 pm

Wilderness therapy programs sometimes referred to as Outdoor Education, have proven themselves to be exceptional catalysts for change in troubled children and teenagers. Because of our reputation for quality, safety and longevity, many of Aspen's wilderness programs have been highlighted in TV documentaries and written about in the national media. This unique experience can be described as a "rite of passage," a transformational process that is difficult to find in our fast-paced, modern society. Our therapists and counselors guide teens toward self-reliance and self-respect. The impact of these programs on troubled teens with such behavioral problems as low self-esteem, poor school performance, defiance of authority, depression, and drug or alcohol abuse has been well documented. Parents can feel confident that their children will get the treatment and care they need at Aspen's Outdoor Therapy Wilderness Programs. For international inquiries, click here.

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Re: Wilderness Therapy

Postby Daybreakventure » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:16 pm

Wilderness therapy is a form of intensive therapy that is conducted in the form of a controlled environment. The therapy takes place in a location that is removed from the rigors of daily life, usually a remote or rural setting. Various forms of the therapy take place at campsites or retreats where modern amenities are intentionally kept at a minimum. thanks for post!
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Re: Wilderness Therapy

Postby Nicole Price » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:28 pm

Most wilderness therapy programs work with minors between the ages of 12 and 18. The long term wilderness therapy program will proceed for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 150 days, with the average length of stay between 60-80 days. Although most wilderness programs only last three-weeks or so, they are effective because they are very intense. Therapists live with the kids and work with them on a twenty-four hour basis.

Here is another online resource center for everything you need to know about teen wilderness therapy programs.
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Re: Wilderness Therapy

Postby wiki researcher » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:05 am

Numerous teenagers have told their stories about how they felt being exposed to wilderness therapy on the blog Just another hike.

You can also find records of the teenagers who lost their lives as result of their participation in wilderness therapy programs. It is hard to tell if addiction or the cure kills the most.
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Re: Wilderness Therapy

Postby Stevewas126 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 am

It's a program that I'm very interested in studying.
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