Volume 3, Issue 1, 2011

A Mighty Change: The Influence of Larry Dean Olsen on the Evolution of Wilderness Therapy
This article presents a biographical narrative of Larry Dean Olsen and his significant degree of influence on the field of wilderness therapy. It reviews his influence through literature and interviews, highlighting his contributions of founding t...
Leadership Award Keynote Address: The Making of a Walking Far
With people like Mike Merchant and Ezekiel Sanchez around to introduce me, the stories just get so much better every year. It is all true history. I would like to tell you stories of experiences that are every bit as true as any Mike or Ezekiel ha...
Origins And Directions Of Therapeutic Camping
I’m going to start off today talking in “broad brush strokes,” first by mentioning the path on which my father developed, a path which may have made him (in his own small sphere) a man for the times. My Dad’s life quietly evolved along a track tha...
A Comparison Between Specific Autism-Spectrum Disorders According to Clinical and Demographic Factor
Kanner-type autism and Asperger’s disorder are characterized by deficits in communication, socialization, or both. Little work has been done to compare Kanner-type autism with Asperger’s disorder in terms of demographic and clinical variables. Thi...
Attachment in Wilderness Therapy
Usingtherapeuticandeducationalactivities,wildernesstherapy programs provide therapeutic care within remote outdoorsettings. This treatment modality has become increasingly common for adolescents facing behavioral issues, yet different programs use...
Therapeutic Schools and Programs: Managing Growth and Maturation
Pressures are being brought on therapeutic schools and programs to affect and demonstrate positive change with their clients. One way to address these pressures is to adopt program models that can manage such changes, understand program maturity p...
Supervision Considerations for Working with Students with Sexual Behavioral Problems
It is very possible that within the walls of your therapeutic program are adolescents exhibiting inappropriate or unusual sexual behaviors, some of which you may already be aware and others you are not. The purpose of this article is to increase...
Current Descriptions of National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Members
The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) was created in January 1999 “to serve as a national resource for programs and professionals assisting young people beleaguered by emotional and behavioral difficulties…members i...
Editor Info
Editor Dr. Michael Gass, Ph.D., LMFT Chair and Professor Department of Kinesiology, School of Health & Human Services University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire. Associate Editor Dr. Keith Russell, Ph.D. Associate Professor Western Washing...