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Stories from the field is dedicated to demystifying wilderness therapy and is hosted by Dr. Will White. In this podcast Will interviews various wilderness therapy researchers, program founders, writers, executive directors, guide staff, clinicians, critics and more. He educates the listener to the long history of the field and different trends related to this evolving treatment option.

Will has worked in the wilderness therapy field for over 30 years and co-founded Summit Achievement (a wilderness therapy program) located in Maine in the 1990's. He wrote the book, "Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy" and his doctoral dissertation traced the history of the field and is titled, “Stories from the Elders: Chronicles and Narratives from the Early Years of Wilderness Therapy”.

Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy Will White

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Stories from the field is dedicated to demystifying wilderness therapy and is hosted by Dr. Will White. In this podcast Will interviews various wilderness therapy researchers, program founders, writers, executive directors, guide staff, clinicians, critics and more. He educates the listener to the long history of the field and different trends related to this evolving treatment option.

Will has worked in the wilderness therapy field for over 30 years and co-founded Summit Achievement (a wilderness therapy program) located in Maine in the 1990's. He wrote the book, "Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy" and his doctoral dissertation traced the history of the field and is titled, “Stories from the Elders: Chronicles and Narratives from the Early Years of Wilderness Therapy”.

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

J. Lilley ,

Grateful for this podcast!

It’s a joy to hear the stories and journeys of those interviewed. For anyone questioning the impact of or stereotyping wilderness therapy, these podcasts will expose how beneficial this type of treatment can be. Will is an amazing storyteller and I thoroughly enjoy listening to each episode!

Halcyon26 ,

Insightful & Entertaining Interviews

With ‘Stories from the Field - Demystifying Wilderness Therapy’ Dr. Will White is creating, collecting, and sharing an incredibly valuable oral history of the experientially-based behavioral healthcare field. Each episode is a new interview with a new subject, and they all bring their own unique perspectives and histories, continually adding breadth and depth to the project. Will’s background as a clinician helps fuel great interviews and conversations with his guests. Additionally, his knowledge as a historian and practitioner allow for the occasional interjections and asides which provide much-needed translations and context for jargon, acronyms, or references that might not otherwise translate to the average listener. Entertaining, insightful, historically significant, and utterly human, ‘Stories From The Field’ is a rewarding digital journey through the narrative landscape of Wilderness Therapy, led by one of the field’s most experienced and respected guides.

hollycolotado ,

Amazing! Great information

Hopefully one day soon the programs will be more affordable for the average working families. After a grant we are still looking at 25K! Just not realistic for us.

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