All Kinds of News for April 05, 2017
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions will have key members of the leadership team presenting at two poignant symposiums as well as a prominent conference arena in April and May 2017. Clinical Director Greg Burnham, MS, LMFT and Business Development Director Tracy Hopkins, MSW are set to cover a wide range of topics designed to address quality of service provided to a diverse pool of students and their families. According to Executive Director McKay Deveraux, CSW, MSW, “recognizing and understanding the complexities of the bio-psycho-social components that impact and shape our students, families and staff are critical first steps in providing quality care. On-going training and education regarding such complexities, however, are essential in improving the quality of care and enhancing the experience of our clients and families receiving treatment.”
In the upcoming months, members of the Outback team will present at the Autism Symposium (NC), Regional Wilderness Symposium (NC) and the Spring Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA) conference in CO. Greg Burnham will be joining a team of professionals to deliver a powerful case study on the continuum of care during the Autism Symposium scheduled for early April 2017. He is also set to present at the upcoming Spring IECA on the use of attachment model throughout the continuum of care. During the upcoming Regional Wilderness Therapy Symposium, Tracy Hopkins, MSW, will deliver a 3-hour experiential presentation on implicit bias and the power of influence, with the adverse affects they can have on individuals within marginalized populations. Within the same symposium, Tracy will also facilitate a panel discussion on supporting those who identify as women in the process of advocating for needs and recognition of worth.
The leadership team at Outback Therapeutic Expedition has placed great value on staff continuing to expand and develop the necessary skills required for self-improvement and sharpening leadership skills. As such, Outback is committed to creating space for collaboration, rich discussions, and presenting on topics that focus on understanding how to effectively work with individuals with differences.
About Outback Therapeutic ExpediationsOutback Therapeutic Expeditions is a licensed wilderness therapy program located in Utah that offers an integrative approach to comprehensive assessments and treatment for teens. Outback offers help for troubled teens ages 13-17. Outback helps teens with various areas of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, engaging in dangerous behaviors, mild ASD, electronic and gaming addiction and more. Outback’s treatment options place strong emphasis on healthy relationships, increased self-efficacy and a healthy amount of autonomy through skill building.