All Kinds of News for February 10, 2021
Finding the right wilderness therapist for your struggling adolescent or young adult child can be an intimidating process. How do you know if a certain therapist can meet the unique needs of your child in crisis? Does this therapist have the right outlook and demeanor to reach not just your child, but the family as a whole? It can be really hard for parents (or their Educational Consultants) to fully know the answers to these types of questions from reading a biography on a website and talking to the Admissions counselors.
Last month, Evoke Therapy Programs released 15 biography videos of their Wilderness and Intensives teams, to take even more of the guesswork out of this extremely important choice. “We’ve been wanting to create these videos for our families and their consultants for quite awhile, but it is a huge undertaking,” says Steve Kirk, Director of Admissions at Evoke.
The project was months in the planning, shooting, and editing, and included the challenges of traveling and filming in the wilderness during a global pandemic, as well as massive fires and smoke conditions that actually led to the production being set back a week during the central Oregon fires in the fall.
After rigorous virus testing, the company sent a film crew into the wilds of the central Oregon forests, the southern Utah desert, and the mountains of northern Utah to capture each of its therapists in their natural habitats and take a deep dive into their singular philosophies and styles. “We are so happy with the results. The videos beautifully capture each therapist, their warmth, and their approaches. What’s most evident in the videos is the deep and rich commitment of each of our therapists to their students and families. You can get a very clear idea of who you and your child might emotionally connect with by watching and listening to these videos,” says Kirk.
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Therapy Programs provides both outdoor-based therapeutic programs for adolescents, young adults, and families and Intensive therapy programs for individuals, families, and couples. Evoke is accredited by the AEE/OBH and is a NATSAP Research Designated Program. Evoke’s outdoor programs are based in Bend, Oregon, and in Saint George, Utah. Evoke’s Intensive Therapy programs are in northern Utah.