All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
Greg Burnham, MS, LMFT and Tracy Hopkins, MSW both hold leadership roles within the Outback Therapeutic Expeditions community. As such, both are committed to upholding the 4 pillars of Outback: Identity, Family Dynamics, Vision and Resilience. During the month of May 2017, Greg Burnham, Clinical Director is scheduled to present during the Spring Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) Conference in Denver, CO, on Family Dynamics. Tracy Hopkins, Business Development Director, is the keynote speaker at a local REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc) event in Asheville, NC on Identity and Redefining the Narrative for Women and the Outdoors.
The topic of Family Dynamics and in particular Attachment Theory is one of great interest and passion to Greg Burnham, MS, LMFT. As Clinical Director and a Primary Therapist at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, Greg is able to help families understand and progress through the continuum of care. Of his work, he says, “I love what I do, I care for the people I work with…” During the Spring IECA on May 12th, Greg will present “Is Your Family Work Synergistic or Nihilistic? How Successful Treatment Hinges on Accurate Assessment of Attachment.” This presentation will focus on how to use an attachment model, based on Gordon Neufeld’s theory, by first examining how an IEC can do an initial attachment assessment and then focus on how to use that assessment to guide all areas of treatment.
As part of a national campaign, REI is launching a nationwide initiative dedicated to women and the outdoors. Force of Nature is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, May 6th with a full day of workshops for women and evening speaking engagements targeted to bring about hope and inspiration in changing the narratives about and for women and the outdoors. Outback’s Business Development Director Tracy Hopkins, MSW, is joining this initiative as the keynote speaker for the local REI in Asheville, NC. Through her journey of understanding otherness, her curiosity cultivated an understanding of the many common layers that exist under our differences. Her hour-long presentation will address dismantling fear though connection and we are extremely excited to have her continue to showcase one of Outback’s core pillars on Identity.
About Outback Therapeutic ExpeditionsOutback 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.