Nature-based Adventure Therapy

For College & University Counselors

July 15–18, 2019

Lyons, CO


Are you a college/university counselor wanting to incorporate adventure and nature-based therapies into your school’s counseling program?

In this training you will learn:

  • Benefits of using Adventure Therapy with college clients
  • How AT may help your clients and your counseling center
  • Experiential Nature-based exercises to provide treatment for individuals and groups
  • Theory & practice in experiential facilitation methods
  • An understanding of how to facilitate experiential exercises to address common college students concerns, including relationship building, communication and reducing stress
  • Coaching and consultation to guide a collaboration with outdoor recreation and counseling services to provide Adventure Therapy
  • How to screen clients, develop individual treatment goals, and provide assessments for your clients for an Adventure Therapy Group
  • A plan for next steps in integrating your learning here into your work



Course Schedule:

Mon July 15th: 9:30am-9pm

Tues July 16th: 9:30am-5:30pm

Wed July 17th: 9:30am-9pm

Thurs July 18th: 9:30am-5:30pm


Since it is important to have a co-clinician for Group Based Adventure Therapy, we are offering a 20% discount for the second person from your college or university to attend the training.

If you sign up prior to May 31st, the tuition for the second person is $556.
After May 31st, the tuition for the second person is $620.


Fill out an application here

Or call us for more details: Katie Asmus 303-881-8802, or Susan Denny 210-627-3529




photo of katieKatie Asmus MA, LPC, BMP has worked with groups and individuals through Adventure and Nature-based therapies for almost 25 years. She has trained hundreds of graduate students in these Methods at Naropa University and Prescott College (among others). She is the founder of Namaste Healing Arts and Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute which train therapists and healers to incorporate trauma-informed Adventure and Nature-based therapies into their work with others.

photo of susanSusan Denny, M.S., LPC, BCN, has worked with college students in various roles for almost 15 years. As an Outward Bound instructor she led several semester courses using experiential education and the natural world to teach life skills. Later she went on to be a mentor, advisor, and counselor at a university counseling center. In her time at the college counseling center she developed and researched the effectiveness of Collegiate Adventure Therapy, in increasing students’ resiliency and decreasing mental health struggles. Susan provides Adventure Therapy to her clients, trains college counselors in Adventure Therapy, and consults with colleges and universities to develop Adventure Therapy groups for their students.