Director of Admissions
Theresa Wardle, LCSW
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
50 North 200 East Suite 1
Lehi, UT
outbacktreatment.com
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is a premier wilderness therapy program dedicated to bringing families BACK together. 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 and most thorough clinical treatment and support available. Our innovative and effective therapeutic experience for teens in crisis allows us to carry out our goal of providing families with as much information, instruction, and insight throughout treatment. Utilizing the wilderness as an alternative to traditional treatment settings, we guide adolescent teens and families in their process of reconnecting to Self, re-engaging to Family, and recommitting to Purpose. Our conventional yet highly sophisticated therapeutic methods infuse evidence-based psychological practices and provides a state of the art, clinically informed model unlike any other wilderness therapy program. Our innovative design allows for each department within Outback to be led by clinicians, every student works with more than 1 therapist with daily access to therapists, all families work with a dedicated Family Therapist, and purpose driven adventure therapy is integrated into programming to focus on transition readiness. Outback Therapeutic Expeditions was designed to help troubled teens who struggle with: • Depression • Trauma • Anxiety • Substance Use • Learning Difficulties • Stress • Family Conflict • Attachment • Lack of Motivation • Underachievement • Gaming/Electronics Addiction • Social Pragmatic Difficulties

General Information

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

Wilderness Therapy Model

Expedition Model w/ Adventure Therapy
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
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
Purposeful Hand Use: Creating Art/Gear/Valuables

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 is to affect fundamental change in our students, families, and staff we serve. The Mission is to bring families BACK together with purpose. The outBACK Ripple Effect is: BACK2Self >> BACK2Family >> Back2Purpose