Basic Trauma Focused Adventure Therapy

Basic Trauma Focused Adventure Therapy

For Youth Workers and Outdoor Leaders wishing to combine both fields into a highly engaging, targeted and effective therapeutic process

Jul

17

to

Jul

18

Region
Queensland
Start
8:00 am
Finish
4:00 pm
Cost
$295
(includes a pdf ebook for those wishing to be involved with camps or multi day programs)
Host
Youth Flourish Outdoors
Contact
Graham Pringle
Phone
0403 185 159
Email
g.pringle@youthflourish.org
Web
https://www.youthflourish.org/training

Trauma Focussed Adventure Therapy is a 2-day training designed for Therapists, Youth Workers, Behaviour Support Teachers, Teacher Aides, Chaplains, and the like who support difficult to engage young people.

Outdoor Educators will find the training useful in catering for ‘difficult’ students and will help improve current mainstream programs.

Adventure as therapy is highly engaging, targeted and an effective therapeutic process.  Adventures can be short, local and may not require adventure qualifications. Getting young people away from their normal environment can help them re-structure their world views of themselves, peers, schools and community.

Our model received excellent feedback at the recent Australian National Outdoor Education conference at Sunshine Coast University. The model is emerging, being the focus of research at Griffith University, yet already provides a simple, achievable and targeted method through which an array of program options can be designed.  

Venue:
QCCC Flaxton Hall
43 Kondalilla Falls Rd
Flaxton QLD 4560
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To reserve places simply register your interest here: https://www.youthflourish.org/training

Overview

  • Day 1 – Theory of Complex Trauma and adolescence
  • Day 2 – Workshops in using outdoor activity to heal

Topics:

  • disrupted development, brain growth and function, attachment, trauma based behaviours
  • 4×4=4 model of trauma focused adventure therapy (see below)
  • workshops: geocaching, abseil, bushwalk, games

Components of 4×4=4 model:

  •  assessment
  •  the four environments of adventure
  •  3 phase program design
  •  ArSSSe adventure therapy outcomes

What previous participants have said:

Focus on application of model was easy to understand and clear. Engaging content was illustrated with stories, practical activities and humorous delivery. Thought around planning of activities emphasised.”

It was fantastic! Lots of learning and so much made sense. It taught me how I can be an even better youth worker. Really friendly crew, great environment. Absolute awesome reset with some vital information to take with me in my work. THANK YOU!!”

“The training was extremely useful and has given me skills in Complex Trauma analysis that I had previously only guessed at. I find the model also extremely applicable to all of my work, and the processes and theory behind them are very well thought out. They carry the lived experiences of Grahams’ practical knowledge; can’t put a price on that!”

 

Hosted by Youth Flourish

Graham Pringle
0403 185 159
g.pringle@youthflourish.org
http://www.youthflourish.org

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