Bush Adventure Therapy – Integrating Social Work and Counselling into an Outdoor Education and Guiding Practice

Thursday 26th May
Session 1
11.30am – 12:20pm
Room: TBA
Lecture
Health & Wellbeing
 

Come join Geelong Adventure Specialists (GAS) for an informative and insightful discussion around the use of a targeted therapeutic approach in the outdoors.

GAS has provided specialty outdoor programs and experiences since 2013. In 2017 GAS became NDIS accredited, proudly contributing to the provision of diverse and innovative support options in the Geelong Region.

Since then they have seen a growing demand for their therapeutic supports that incorporate nature-based approaches. Their team now facilitates a wide range of outdoor experiences, individually tailored to meet the unique needs of each participant/ group.

Some of the organisations and businesses that they currently work with:

  • Melbourne Legacy
  • Adventure Works Australia
  • Victoria Police
  • The Salvation Army
  • Mackillop Education
  • Barwon Child Youth & Family
  • Deakin University
  • The Gordon TAFE
  • Cottage by the Sea
happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background
happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background

Joshua McLean & Shelley Wright

Geelong Adventure Specialists

Both Shelley (Masters of Counselling) and Josh (Masters of Social Work) lead the Bush Adventure Therapy program at GAS and are looking forward to meeting you at the conference to discuss your interest/ experiences in this diverse field of practice and answer any questions you may have.

See you there!
Josh and Shelley