About this Episode:

Mike speaks with Scott Bandoroff about his work in wilderness family therapy, how nature acts like a co-therapist as families integrate new ways of being together, and how we can bridge the gap between the traditional counseling room and the great outdoors.

About Scott:

Dr. Scott Bandoroff is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience working with challenging adolescents and their families in wilderness and outpatient settings. In addition to his clinical work, he has served as an internship director, clinical supervisor, consultant and trainer. Dr. Bandoroff developed a wilderness family therapy program in 1990 and has become recognized as an authority on adventure family therapy through his publications and presentations in the U.S. and abroad. He spent many years working in juvenile justice and developed and directed a wilderness program for severely delinquent youth.

Dr. Bandoroff currently provides consultation and training to schools, mental health agencies, juvenile justice departments, residential treatment centers, and wilderness therapy programs. He has served as an adjunct professor at Oregon State University and Naropa University and as an adjunct faculty mentor at Prescott College.

Dr. Bandoroff has long been an advocate of training to raise the standards in the adventure therapy field and gain recognition from the broader mental health community. To this end, he developed the Clinical First Responder Training™ to provide clinical skills for frontline staff. Scott is a long time member of the Association for Experiential Education. In 2005, he was honored with their Servant Leader Award.

Links:

Scott therapy website: www.peakexperience.org

Scott’s training work – www.peakexperiencetraining.com

The APA Citation for this Episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2020, August 25). EP183: Wilderness Family Therapy – Embracing Nature as Co-Therapist with Scott Bandoroff [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-Xlj.

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