Adventure Therapy Best Practices Conference

Sunday, 12 May, 2013  |  All Day Event

The Lifelong Learning Center at Prescott College is collaborating with Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group for the 4th Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group’s Best Practices conference, taking place May 9-12, 2013. Since 2005, TAPG has set out to host a conference that explored best practices in adventure therapy by focusing on practical application and experiential methods. That initial gathering was such a success that we reconvened in 2007 and 2010 to broaden and deepen our experiences. The conferences have also reinforced the need of our professional community to engage in exploring the best practices within our community.


This year’s theme is “Grounded and Growing: Theory, Practice, and Research in Adventure Therapy'. The conference is focused on integrating research, theory, and adventure/wilderness based interventions into practice. We strive to engage practitioners of every experience level in improving the quality and sophistication of experiential interventions by using innovative, active learning approaches based in the principles of experiential education; providing participants direct experiences in the art and science of adventure therapy approaches; and, impacting the direction of the use of adventure in therapeutic contexts.


This year’s conference will be hosted by Prescott College, a private liberal arts college in Prescott Arizona founded in 1966. The conference keynotes, workshops, pre-conferences and other events take place at the Crossroads Center on the Prescott College campus. This state-of-the-art facility was built in 2005 and was sustainability built with reclaimed materials. Our new campus housing, which opened fall 2012, provides lodging for attendees at a reasonable rate. The Lifelong Learning Center provides continuing education, professional development, certifications, and certificate programs. To find out more about Prescott College and the Lifelong Learning Center, visit the website at: www.prescott.edu/lifelong-learning.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013

All Day Event

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