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Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy

Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Maurie Lung is one of the foremost leaders in the field of adventure therapy and is the founder of Life Adventures Counseling and Consulting. She has over 25 years of experience as an adventure therapist, business owner, author, mentor, evaluator, and university instructor. Maurie shares many stories including how...


Oct 14, 2020

Vicenzo Narciso grew up in Seattle, Washington, and struggled as a teenager in following rules at home and school. He also began using substances and regularly skipped school. Early one morning two individuals transported Vicenzo to Utah, a place that he could not even find on a map, and he was enrolled at Elements...


Oct 6, 2020

Hansen Hundahl is an undergraduate student at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. When Hansen was a high school freshman he was struggling with his parent's divorce, substance use, and learning challenges. Hansen shares his journey of change that began one night when he was transported to BlueFire Wilderness...


Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Lee Gillis is a psychology professor at Georgia College. Lee shares stories about his friend and mentor, Karl Rohnke, who passed away last week. Karl impacted the field in many ways including writing classic texts such as "Cranking out Adventure", "Cowtails and Cobras", "Silver Bullets" and others.
Lee also explores...


Sep 15, 2020

Chris Squier is the Family Services Coordinator at Black Mountain Academy in N.C. As a teen, Chris was transported from Florida to New York and attended Adirondack Leadership Academy due to behavioral challenges. Chris shares his story of difficulties in the change process as after wilderness he returned home...