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Module 1: Walking Therapy 101

Many therapists are looking for ways to get out of their offices or break up their long days doing teletherapy. Walking therapy – or “walk and talk” therapy – may just be the solution.

In this one-of-a-kind course with Jen Udler, LCSW-C, Founder of Positive Strides Therapy, clinicians will learn the ins and outs of walking therapy. What is the buzz all about? How does it work? And what are best practices for providing psychotherapy while walking? Jen will address these questions and more in this step-by-step course. She’ll give you the tools you need – from A-Z – including the specific tools and techniques you’ll have as a walking therapist, how to structure your informed consent, risks & benefits, the history and latest research, and much more.

When it’s done, you’ll be ready to take your first client on a walk.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explore the scientific under-pinnings of walking-based format of psychotherapeutic treatment and which clients it may be appropriate for.
  2. Develop ethical guidelines and informed consent that include specific considerations for public walking therapy.
  3. Examine the risks and benefits of walking therapy.
  4. Learn the 3 significant factors that are active during walk and talk, combining movement, nature, and therapy.
  5. Learn how to conduct a session while outdoors; including seeing others on the trail, handling the various weather conditions, different terrain, and how to use nature to enhance the effectiveness of the therapy.
  6. Learn 4 specific mindfulness-based strategies that can be used during outdoor and walking therapy.

Outline

Introduction


Walking therapy 101: 

History, research, and evidence of walk and talk therapy 

Getting started: The Most Important First Steps 

How to harness the environment for therapeutic success 

Putting it All Together: Strategies to Prepare for your outdoor practice. 

A Client Demonstration Session with Commentary

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Module 2: History, Research, and Evidence

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Module 3: Getting started: The Most Important First Steps

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Module 4: How to Harness the Environment for Therapeutic Success

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Module 5: Putting it All Together

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Module 6: Client Demonstration Session with Commentary

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Getting off the Couch: How to Incorporate Walking Therapy in your Practice

Now, more than ever, clinicians and clients alike, are seeking creative alternatives to telehealth. How can we safely provide individual therapy in person during the pandemic? Walking therapy – or “walk and talk” therapy may just be the answer to this challenging question. Clinicians will learn the ins and outs of walking therapy. What is it? How does it work? What are the benefits? What does it mean as a therapist, and what will clients likely experience during a walk and talk session?

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Investigate the scientific under-pinnings of walking-based format of psychotherapeutic treatment and which clients it may be appropriate for. 
  2. Categorize the significant elements that are applied during walk and talk, combining movement, nature, and therapy. 
  3. Propose how to conduct a session while outdoors; including seeing others on the trail, handling the various weather conditions, different terrain, and how to use nature to enhance the effectiveness of the therapy. 
  4. Apply 2 specific mindfulness-based strategies that can be used during outdoor and walking therapy.

Outline

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