All Kinds of News for February 03, 2016
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions (UT) has always been and will continue to be clinically based, wilderness based, strengths based, and choice based. We believe very strongly that the approach we take with teens in prompting them out of their comfort zone while providing strong mentors to invite them into change is the best way to facilitate growth. Listed below are several elements we have added that further enrich our program’s strengths.
· 3 day layover in walled tents with wood burning stoves
· Setting for our intensive clinical workshops
· Hot showers, family style meals
CLINICALLY INTENSIVE EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS
· Half-day workshops designed to create a strong foundation for each teen to build upon once they leave Outback.
· Focus on 4 fundamental concepts: Identity, family/relationships, Resilience & Future Vision
THERAPEUTICALLY DESIGNED EXPEDITIONS
· After each workshop our students venture out on 10-day expeditions designed to reinforce and amplify those foundational clinical concepts
· Expeditions are designed to be attractive adventures (mountain summit challenges, bow and arrow making, travel by pioneer cart, etc.) in which physical challenges translate into positive life-changes.
INCREASED THERAPEUTIC CONTACT
· In addition to our clinical workshops we have increased our therapy days to 3 times a week
· Outback holds weekly webinars based on the core clinical concepts that help the parents experience a parallel process with their child.
· The parents also get tailored therapeutic assignments and readings that are simple yet powerful ways for them to begin implementing change in their own lives.
A NEW LOGO & WEBSITE
· Outback’s new logo and website captures both the history and the future of Outback.
· Outback’s logo shows the challenging yet rewarding path that leads up through the mountains to a progressing and brighter future This simple design captures both our vision and passion.
McKay Deveraux, CSW, Karen Eusebio, MS, LMHC and Rick Meeves, PhD, LMFT will all be at the NATSAP Conference in La Jolla, CA and look forward to discussing the evolution of Outback.