All Kinds of News for June 06, 2018
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, a leading wilderness therapy program in clinical oversight and shifting of industry norms, has added two year-round therapists to the clinical team. Jessica Jo Stenquist, MPA, LCSW, has come on board as a primary therapist for an adolescent boys group and Kelly Espy, MSW, CSW, has transitioned from her field therapist position at Outback to work with our families as a Family Therapist. Both had an effective start date of Monday, May 7, 2018.
Jessica Jo holds a masters degree in both Social Work and Public Administration and has worked in a variety of treatment settings that has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of continuum of care for students and their families. Her natural ability to support students in gaining true insight and further their progress and growth potential are some of the many skills Jessica Jo brings to Outback. She will be working with adolescent boys who have a history of Attachment Disruptions, Treatment Resistance, Anxiety, Depression, co-morbid Substance Abuse diagnoses, Executive Functioning Deficits, and those with an Alpha Complex.
Kelly Espy holds a master's degree in Social Work and began her journey at Outback as a Field Therapist. Her working knowledge of wilderness therapy as a field guide and field therapist, coupled with previously held professional experience with family systems work provide her with a unique vantage point from which her approach is shaped. Kelly has a keen sense and ability to draw out the strengths of each family member she supports. She is able to guide them in recognizing it for themselves and of one another. It is through these acknowledgements that families are able to feel empowered, move forward, and heal as a family.
The addition of Jessica Jo Stenquist and Kelly Espy, to the clinical team at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, is complimentary to the existing quality of clinicians the organization employs.
About Outback Therapeutic Expeditions
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is a licensed wilderness therapy program located in Utah that offers a highly integrated, comprehensive assessment and treatment for teens. Outback offers help for troubled teens ages 13-17 and provides clinical oversight by a Masters Level therapist every day of the week. Outback helps teens with various areas of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, engagement 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.