Matt Hoag

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How does wilderness therapy work? Using Yalom’s principles of group therapy to provide clarity

Posted by Matt Hoag on March 28, 2023 | 1 comment(s)

8448BA59 2F25 4B03 9C6F C889B0344D71 1 201 aWhen people ask me how wilderness therapy works, many different answers come to mind. I think of the outcome research that has been done in wilderness therapy using valid measures of tracking progress. I think of the thousands of young people I have worked with personally over the last 25 years. I think of the many stories I have heard from families of how their child responded in the wilderness. I think of the importance of the guides and the work they do with young people day after day. There are so many great answers to consider. Today, I wanted to share about some of the underlying principles that contribute to this success.

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