Will White, MSW, LCSW
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...
Larry D. Olsen
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...
Grover C. Loughmiller, Ph.D.
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...
Tyler Whitney, Psy.D.; Dawson Hedges, M.D.; Bruce Brown, Ph.D.; Brant Jarrett, B.S.
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...
Joanna E. Bettman, Ph.D., LCSW; Emily Demong, LCSW; Rachel A. Jasperson, MSW
programs provide therapeutic care within remote outdoorsettings. This
treatment modality has become increasingly common for adolescents
facing behavioral issues, yet different programs use...
Pam Cook, Ph.D., LPC; Beverly Richard, ACSW, LCSW; Lowell E. Cook, MSEE
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...
Heather Green, LCSW; Shawn Brooks
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
The purpose of this article is to increase...
Michael C. Young, M.Ed.; Michael Gass, Ph.D.
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 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...