1st Gathering for Adventure Therapy in Europe (1st GATE)

“Back to the roots”: Valencia (Spain) 1-4 February 2017

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Within the Erasmus + Strategic Partnership “Reaching further: Exploring the healing effects of Adventure Education and Experiential Learning, a methodology to increase the quality of youth work for European youngsters with fewer opportunities.

Adventure Therapy is a way of working with youngsters (and others) that has already been extensively practiced and researched in the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In Europe, although there is more and more of an interest and practitioners are getting more and more visible, there is not yet a formal network of AT professionals, organizations nor researchers using this innovative approach. The First GATE – Gathering of Adventure Therapists in Europe – wants to provide a platform to gather practitioners, organizations, researchers and people interested in the field of Adventure Therapy and Experiential learning working with youth at risk. This event will connect to our European community of elders through our Keynote speakers; enhance national Adventure Therapy structures and actions thanks to round tables, will provide a room to share knowledge and experiences through workshops, and also be a space to dream of a construction of a European Network of Adventure Therapy thanks to our fire circles.

This First GATE is a call to join for Adventure therapists, Adventure therapy programs, psychosomatic clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, child and youth mental health units and hospitals, or any other resources that offer nature – and outdoor based treatment programs. „Back to the roots“ is a theme that celebrates and commemorates the quality of Adventure Therapy and also serves to honor and recognize the European history in our field.

This and next GATEs will be lighthouses that enlighten our future path in the European Adventure Therapy field.

Dates: 1 – 4 February 2017 Starting: Wednesday, 1 February 2017 – 14.00h. Ending: Saturday, 4 February 2017 – 15.30h.

Venue: Lliria (Valencia – Spain) – http://www.llometadellavata.com

More info: http://www.adventuretherapy.eu/gathering2017

Registration fee:

Early bird (01.05.16 – 31.08.2016): 185 Euros

Lazy bird (01.09.16 – 31.01.2017): 225 Euros

Euros Registration fee includes full attendance at the Gathering, accommodation in shared rooms, 5 meals per day (vegetarian or Mediterranean) and social evenings.