Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare
Dr. Will White Discusses the History and Evolution of Wilderness Therapy with Lon Woodbury of "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens."
Dr. White traces the various origins of wilderness therapy, starting with a New England summer camp founded in the 1880s, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas founded in 1944, modifications from the Boy Scouts and Outward Bound. and early experiments in primitive survival skills by Larry Dean Olsen and Ezekial Sanchez at Brigham Young University in the early 1970s. He chacterized the early pioneer Larry Wells in the 1970s as the "Johnny Appleseed" of modern wilderness therapy since he was a key consultant to the development of many of the successful and leading early wilderness therapy programs.
Dr Michael Gass and Mike Petree Discuss the role of Research in Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare on "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens" with Lon Woodbury
Mike Petree, CEO of Outcome Tools, a web-based research system, and Michael Gass, Professor at the University of New Hampshire and Director of two adventure therapy initiatives for the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Consortium (OBHRC) were recently guests on Lon Woodbury's radio show.
A Nation-wide Survey of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs for Adolescents with Problem Behaviors
Published in the Journal of Experiential Education, 2003
Published in The Journal of Experiential Education, 2008
Keith Russell, H. Lee Gillis, and T. Grant Lewis
An Empirical Examination of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Field Instructor Job Related Stress and Retention
Published in the Journal of Experiential Education, 2009
Geneviève Marchand, Keith C. Russell, and Reid Cross
Dealing with issues of program effectiveness, cost benefit analysis, and treatment fidelity: The development of the NATSAP Research and Development Network
Published in the the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, 2007