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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Jan 31, 2019

Will talks with Rick Heizer and Dr. Matt Hoag, Co-Owners and Co-Founders of Evoke Therapy Programs. Rick is the Executive Director at Evoke Therapy Programs while Matt is the Clinical Director of and Therapist at Evoke Entrada.  These long time practitioners of wilderness therapy share their journey from working at...

Jan 29, 2019

Will interviews Gil Hallows and Derek Daley who co-founded Legacy Outdoor Adventures after working many years in the wilderness therapy field.  Gil had been executive director of Aspen Achievement Academy from 1996 until it closed in 2011.  He tells his story of the day that he was told Aspen Achievement Academy was...

Jan 25, 2019

Will interviews Lynette Spencer and Ryan Bromberek from Adventure Works, a non-profit, community based, accredited outdoor behavioral healthcare program located in DeKalb, Illinois.  Lynette and Ryan share their journeys into the field and why they feel community based programs are the next growth area for the field.

Jan 24, 2019

Will talks with Lynn Smith, Co-Founder and Director of Family Services of Elements Wilderness Program.  Lynn shares his journey from growing up in California to joining Aspen Achievement Academy in 1994 to co-founding Elements Wilderness in 2008.