Director of Admissions
Patrick McAvoy
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
50 North 200 East Suite 1
Lehi, UT
outbacktreatment.com
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is the industry’s premier wilderness therapy program. Outback provides an innovative and effective therapeutic experience for teens in crisis. Since our founding in 2001, we have helped thousands of young people get their lives back on track. We believe teens and families deserve the best clinical treatment and support available. Outback is highly recommended by therapists, doctors, and educational professionals nationwide and our program has been featured on the critically acclaimed “Dr. Phil” show. At Outback, our students truly get to the heart of who they are, gain valuable life skills, and learn to make healthy choices – moving forward toward long-term success. Outback Therapeutic Expeditions provides a more comprehensive opportunity for assessment and treatment than most wilderness programs for troubled teens. Outback stands out among other wilderness programs for troubled teens by exemplifying healthy relationships, increasing self-efficacy, and fostering a sense of autonomy through skill enhancement. Outback Therapeutic Expeditions was designed to help troubled teens who struggle with: • Substance Abuse • Depression • Learning Difficulties • Low Self Esteem • Anxiety • Stress • Lack of Motivation • Underachievement • Video Game Addiction • Female Empowerment We offer specific programing for the winter months, please call to find out what we do.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Rick Meeves
Public Land
Bureau of Land Management
National Forest Service

Wilderness Therapy Model

Backpacking | Nomadic
Not Applicable
No
Not Applicable
9 Weeks

Group

13 - 17.9
Yes
Single Gender Group(s)

Family Participation

Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
-
Required by Program

Family Workshop / Visits

-
-
Required by Program
Required by Program
-
Completion Ceremony

Staff Information

Yes
1:3
10 Hours
< 10
> 10
Yes

Clinician Information

> 8
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
2 Days
Call for more information
N/A
Art
Meditation

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
EMT
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Nutritionist
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Injectable Medicine
> Max BMI
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
Yes
AdvancEd
www.outbacktreatment.com

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

Outdoor Behavioral Health Council
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
No
No
Yes
< 50%
Salt Lake City [SLC]
0.5 Hours
Mission Statement
The vision for Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is to affect fundamental change in our students, in the families we serve and in ourselves.