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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Jan 5, 2021

Will Dobud is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is co-editor of the book "Outdoor Therapies" and is the founder of True North Expeditions located in Australia. Will shares his journey into the field that began at age 8 when he agreed to attend summer camp. So began a long journey of "being in the dirt," including stints at Alldredge Academy, Potomac Pathways as well as Alaskan Crossing. He would fall in love with an Australian, move there to get his Ph.D., and begin practicing outpatient adventure work.

Bio from Will's website: My name is Will Dobud and I am a master social worker with over 15 years of clinical experience as a therapist, researcher, and manager of adventure therapy programs for adolescents. I am the director of True North Expeditions, an adventure therapy program for adolescents, the South Australian Representative for the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy, and a social work lecturer with Charles Sturt University