All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Dr. Will White, co-founder and Outreach Director of Summit Achievement, has just released a podcast series, “Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy” which is available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud and most podcast platforms. In the podcast series, Will interviews various wilderness therapy researchers, program founders, writers, Executive Directors, educational consultants, field guides and many others. The purpose of the series is to educate the listener to the long history of the wilderness therapy field, the people who work in the field and the different trends related to this evolving treatment option.
Recently released interviews include Dr. Anita Tucker (co-director of the Outdoor Behavior Research Center), Jenney Wilder (founder of All Kinds of Therapy), Nichol Ernst (Executive Director of Summit Achievement), Drew Hornbeck (founder of New Visions Wilderness), Leah Madamba (Director of Vive Family Support), Krissy Pozatek (author of “The Parallel Process”), Shayne Gallagher (founder of Wingate Wilderness Therapy), Nathan Olsen (founder of Bestnotes) and there are may more in the cue. "This has been a fun process of learning more about friends and colleagues in a differernt way. I hope that is what people are hearing when they listen" said Will White.
Will has worked in the wilderness therapy field for over 30 years and co-founded Summit Achievement in 1996. His doctoral dissertation, published in 2011, focused on the history of the field and is titled, “Stories from the Elders: Chronicles and Narratives from the Early Years of Wilderness Therapy” (free for download just search title in web browser). He wrote the book, “Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy” (available at Amazon) in 2015 and is a tireless advocate of promoting wilderness therapy as a therapeutic intervention.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.