Adventure Therapy is often characterized by ropes courses and extreme sports pursuits. However, the therapeutic modality is based on active experimentation in a variety of settings. Adventure Therapy is the proscriptive use of diverse activities, kinesthetic engagement, perceived risk, and multi-sensory integration for specific targeted outcomes. Christopher Sharp, PhD, will talk about the therapeutic benefits of this holistic approach and the empowerment in one’s own recovery that it enables. This 30-minute presentation will include a brief Q&A session. Please note: This is a complimentary non-CE event.
The webinar begins at 8:30AM PDT.
June 23, 2021
Chris Sharp, PhD
Experiential Therapies Coordinator
Christopher Sharp joined Sierra Tucson in 2015. Having worked as an Outward Bound instructor, Search and Rescue professional, and researcher, he has been connecting people with nature for over 25 years. He received a Masters in Therapeutic Recreation in 1996 and worked extensively in experiential therapy and remote emergency care till experiencing a significant injury. Having had a lifelong awareness of the connection between time in nature and wellbeing, he started his own rehabilitation process with extensive wilderness fieldwork pursuant to a Doctorate at The University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. Dr. Sharp serves as the coordinator of the experiential therapies program at Sierra Tucson, leading adventure therapy groups and nature-based therapeutics.