Building Your Adventure Therapy Private Practice

Join Dr Will Dobud, the founder of True North Expeditions, Inc. and Doug Moczynski from Gippsland Adventure Therapy for an informal discussion about building your adventure therapy private practice. Many adventure therapy enthusiasts ask about what matters most when building their adventure-based practice. They ask about marketing, strategic partnerships, program evaluation, insurance, and land-use. In this presentation, Will and Doug will examine some of the key lessons they have learned in establishing a sustainable practice. Attendees are invited into the discussion to ask questions of the presenters.

Doug Moczynski has a burning passion for helping people access the outdoors and nature. Has been working in the outdoor industry since 2003, where he’s had many roles spanning everything from camp counsellor in the USA to English teaching in China to snow skiing instructor and commercial outdoor adventure guide. Over the past decade, Doug’s committed himself to working with youth in the out of home care sector in a trauma-informed framework. He believes that an adventure therapy approach to engaging people to improve their mental and physical wellbeing to be very accessible and extremely successful. Doug is the founder of Gippsland Adventure Therapy.

Will Dobud PhD is a social work lecturer with Charles Sturt University and founder of True North Expeditions, Inc., an adventure therapy organisation based in South Australia. Will’s research focuses on improving outdoor therapy outcomes and client experiences. Will is the co-editor of Outdoor Therapies: An Introduction to Practice, Possibillities, and Critical Perspectives.



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