Wilderness Therapy program at Naropa University

A concentration within the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program at Naropa University, Wilderness Therapy combines psychological counseling skil...

A concentration within the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program at Naropa University, Wilderness Therapy combines psychological counseling skills with disciplines such as adventure therapy, ecopsychology, and wilderness skills training. Including clinical course work, the concentration educates future professionals who value ecology, nature, and the outdoors as psychological counseling aids. During training expeditions that include rock climbing, horsemanship, and horticulture—as well as exploration of canyons, rivers, and mountains—Wilderness Therapy students will apply counseling strategies to the group dynamics that arise. In addition to its outdoor component, the Wilderness Therapy program integrates clinical and theoretical course work in counseling psychology with contemplative practice. This unique combination recognizes the human experience as part of an interconnected web of life and necessarily accommodates a diversity of personal experience and interests. The Wilderne...