All Kinds of News for September 14, 2016
Organized by the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council, the 2016 Wilderness Therapy Symposium was held the last week of August in Park City, UT; this conference is a gathering and celebration of the work done in the Wilderness Therapy industry. It brings together field guides, therapists, program managers, and many more affiliated professionals. The Symposium offers a chance for those in the field to learn something new and connect with those who are doing similar work in other locales.
In addition to the numerous workshops held throughout the conference, there is an event held on Friday night that specifically honors the work of the field instructors. High atop the gondola at the Canyons Resort, there’s a lodge where all of the attendees joined for dinner and music. The most important part of the event was the Jumping Mouse ceremony. This ceremony is meant to illustrate the importance of field instructors' work and several guides from different programs were presented the award.
Evoke at Cascades nominated Chris Cooper to receive the Jumping Mouse award. Chris has been an instructor at Evoke for over three years. While at Evoke, he’s developed into a senior instructor and has been integral in the professional development for countless other instructors. Chris brings humor and compassion to his work with Evoke clients and shows up each week with the most positive outlook.
The staff at Evoke Cascades have expressed that they believe that Chris more than deserves such an award and they look forward to many more months and years working with him.
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Therapy Programs at Cascades, in Bend, Oregon provides innovative mental health treatment solutions for struggling teens, young adults and their families. Their programs foster lasting change utilizing the power of nature and Wilderness Therapy. Evoke also offer Personal Growth Intensive Workshops for individuals and families who are looking to create dynamic changes in their life or to simply find the balance they are seeking.