Adventure Therapy Summer Course at Unity College

Adventure Therapy and Clinical Counseling   

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Course: PY 1882 

Led by Dr. Donald Lynch
Dates: July 23-27   
Credit: 2 credits
Cost: $1515 (includes room and board)

Course Description:

This is a two-credit introductory course in Adventure Therapy for students interested in Counseling programs. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to adventure therapy programs that deal with people with psychological disorders. Students will learn the characteristics of selected disorders and will examine therapeutic adventure strategies that have been designed to work with specifically identified populations including children, adolescents, and adults. A section dealing with professional ethics will also be included. Didactic as well as experiential pedagogy will require comfortable clothing and some outside-the-classroom activities.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

  • Students will acquire an understanding of the adventure based counseling model.
  • Students will become familiar with those organizations that provide adventure therapy services.
  • Students will demonstrate the ways in which adventure therapy techniques can be applied to a variety of identified clinical populations.
  • Students will become familiar with the technical skills and equipment required to facilitate safe adventure-based programming.

Available to ages 17 and up!

  • Registration ends June 1
  • Payment is due June 22
  • Refund 100% prior to the first day of class, but after that, there will be no refunds.
  • No add-drop during the course
  • Withdraw deadline is day 2 of the course
  • ACCESS Unity:  Students needing accommodations under ADA should contact Lisa Bierre (ADA Coordinator) at Lbierre@unity.edu before the class start date.