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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Stories from the Field: Mental Health in the Outdoors is an authoritative and enlightening podcast that explores the vast landscape of mental health therapies in outdoor settings. Hosted by seasoned mental health professional Dr. Will White, the podcast offers deep insights into outdoor therapies like Adventure Therapy, Eco-Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, and Experiential Therapy, among others. Dr. White engages with a diverse range of guests, including leading researchers, practitioners, authors, executive directors, guide staff, mental health clinicians, and critics, helping to shed light on the nuances of these unique therapy practices. In addition to exploring the modern implications of these evolving therapeutic modalities, he delves into their rich history, providing a holistic perspective for listeners. With over 30 years of experience at the juncture of mental health and outdoor environments, Dr. White's expertise is unparalleled. As a co-founder of the pioneering Summit Achievement, an adventure therapy program based in Maine, he has been a guiding force in the field since the 1990s. His scholarly contributions include the book "Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy" and a chapter in "Adventure Therapy: Theories, Research, and Practice." His doctorate work, "Stories from the Elders: Chronicles and Narratives from the Early Years of Wilderness Therapy," traced the origins and evolution of this specialized field. To connect with Dr. White, visit storiesfromthefield.com. Listen to this immersive podcast to understand the power and potential of outdoor therapies in addressing mental health concerns.

info_outline 238: Adventure Therapy Innovations with Kim Sacksteder and Nick Magle-Haberek 07/09/2024
info_outline 237: Climbing Mount Moosilauke: Therapy, Adventure, and Personal Triumph 06/18/2024
info_outline 236: Healing in Nature: David Segal and Bonnie Dyck on Nature-Based Therapy 06/11/2024
info_outline 235: Thriving After Wilderness Therapy: Colin MacDonald's Path to Not Therapy 06/04/2024
info_outline 234: Enhancing Adventure Therapy Practice: Insights from Westminster University 05/28/2024
info_outline 233: Wilderness Therapy Under Fire: A Deep Dive with Reporter Jessica Miller 05/21/2024
info_outline 232: Exploring Outdoor Therapy with David Wynn from Blue Ridge Treks 05/07/2024
info_outline 231: Surf Therapy: A New Wave in Therapeutic Practices with Cash Lambert 04/30/2024
info_outline 230: Everest Inc.: Debunking Myths with Author Will Cockrell 04/16/2024
info_outline 229: Healing in the Outdoors: 'No Child Left Inside” author Bryn Lottig on the Journey to Emotional Well-being 04/09/2024
info_outline 228: Embark's Closure of New Visions and the Future of Wilderness Therapy 03/19/2024
info_outline 227: From Military to Mindfulness: Tripp Johnson's Journey to Behavioral Healthcare Innovation 03/12/2024
info_outline 226: From Addiction to Adventure: How Nature Transforms Lives with Nate Bennick 02/27/2024
info_outline 225: Embracing Adventure for Recovery: The Foundation House Experience 02/13/2024
info_outline 224: Navigating Controversy: Dr. Madolyn Liebing's Take on Wilderness Therapy's Future and Addiction Treatment in Outdoor Settings 02/06/2024
info_outline 223: Recovery in the Outdoors: Roy DuPrez's Journey to Sobriety and the Back2Basics Story 01/30/2024
info_outline 222: Empowering Young Adults when “At the Crossroads” with Mike Hench 01/23/2024
info_outline 221: The Closure of Open Sky: Is this the “Winter” of Wilderness Therapy? 01/16/2024
info_outline 220: Tommy Rosen's Recovery 2.0: Transforming Addiction Treatment with Holistic Healing 01/09/2024
info_outline 219: From Phish to Fulfillment: Trey Anastasio & Melanie Gulde's Recovery Vision 01/02/2024
info_outline 218: Recovery in the Wild: Transforming Lives Through Outdoor Adventures 12/21/2023
info_outline 217: Nature's Therapy: Unveiling Soul Degree's Power in Men's Wellness with Chris Robbins 12/12/2023
info_outline 216: Adventure Therapy for Anxiety: Exploring Dr. Stephanie Marti's Outpatient Practice 12/05/2023
info_outline 215: Addressing Anxiety Through Climbing: Noah Kleiner's Journey at Equinox Guiding Services 11/28/2023
info_outline 214: Advancing Adventure Therapy Certifications with Fred Borroel 11/21/2023
info_outline 213: Post-Pandemic Wilderness Therapy: Seven Trends in Outdoor Mental Health Practices 11/07/2023
info_outline 212: Exploring the Healing Power of the Outdoors in Mental Health Treatment with Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan 10/31/2023
info_outline 211: Psychotherapy on the Trail: Portland Hiking Therapy's Approach to Healing 10/24/2023
info_outline 210: Adolescent Anxiety and the Healing Power of the Outdoors: An Interview with Wilderness Therapist Justin Messinger 10/10/2023
info_outline 209: Addressing Anxiety & OCD with Mountain Valley Techniques: Zack Schafer's 'Fear Less' Insight's 10/03/2023