Manual of Accreditation Standards for Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs


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AEE is pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of the Manual of Accreditation Standards for Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs.  In 2013 the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council invited AEE to jointly embark upon the expansion of AEE’s existing standards to better reflect the field of wilderness therapy’s current practices. This resulted in the creation of a detailed set of ethical, risk management, and treatment standards created by longstanding leaders in OBH, adventure therapy, and wilderness programming.

The newly designed OBH accreditation from AEE represents another milestone in a rapidly evolving field. OBH accreditation will become THE standard by which all future wilderness and outdoor adventure treatment programs will be measured.

OBH Accreditation is a requirement of all OBH Council member programs that they attain accreditation within two years of the start of their membership.

Michael Gass, Editor. Co-Editors: Patrick Logan, Neal Christensen, Gil Hallows, Maddy Liebing, Paul Smith, Steve Pace and Shawn Tierney

68 pages, spiral bound, laminated soft cover report format. Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 11 x 1/2". Released 2014. ISBN: pending