All Kinds of News for April 09, 2019
New Vision Wilderness, based in Medford, Wisconsin, is incredibly excited to announce Clay Peterson, APSW, MSW as the new lead therapist for their Preteen Sasquatch Program. Clay’s interest in the therapeutic value of nature began while pursuing his degree in Social Work. Prior to Clay coming to New Vision Wilderness, he gained ample experience in working with at risk youth and adolescents in both school and adventure-based settings. He began working at New Vision Wilderness as a Field Instructor in the Sasquatch Program, which has also given him a keen eye for making every interaction the students have into an intentional and therapeutic experience.
Clay is thrilled to be working with pre-adolescent students who are on the journey of self-discovery and healing. Clay states “My experience working with preteens for 3 years in an outdoor setting has given me a unique perspective on fostering a clinically successful journey through healing in the woods. My focus on experiential activities and parallel play allows me to connect with preteens in a more impactful way.” The structure of the Sasquatch Program, along with Clay’s expertise creates an environment that invites both the student and the family to form strong relationships. Clay understands that healing for pre-teens often includes more than typical “talk therapy,” so Clay employs a strengths-based, experiential approach that emphasizes the relationship between a student and their therapist.
New Vision’s Sasquatch Program is a small, individualized group focused on appropriate developmental focuses for students ages 10-12. Students in the Sasquatch Program will experience individual and group therapies, adventure education, academic work and canine therapy along with parallel play, attachment focused modalities, and evidence based clinical interventions. These elements of programming come together under the direction of Clay to make sure that students have what they need to succeed.
Why New Vision Wilderness?
For more than ten years, New Vision Wilderness (NVW) has set industry benchmarks in therapeutic outdoor programming for safety and clinical innovation and is nationally recognized for specialized intervention and relational model therapy for childhood trauma and attachment. NVW provides an unparalleled wilderness experience in a compassionate environment and offers a unique and proprietary treatment (CASA) approach.
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is a proud member of a unique organization, Embark Behavioral Healthcare, comprised of an extraordinary family of programs, all dedicated to taking anxiety, depression and suicide from all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028. New Vision Wilderness (NVW) programs are innovative wilderness therapy programs for clients who require an immediate intervention and intensive mental health treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. To learn more contact Kathleen Goughler, Director of Professional Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About New Vision Wilderness Therapy (NVW)
NVW serves preteens, teens, young adults and families in three (3) U.S. locations: the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, the majestic Cascade mountain range of Central Oregon and the lush Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina. NVW is a specialty wilderness therapy treatment program that is clinically intensive, highly specialized and trauma-informed. To learn more, go to www.newvisionwilderness.com or contact Admissions at 855-689-8326.