Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group

7th Adventure Therapy Best Practices Conference 
June 8-10, 2017

University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

View the Conference Brochure

Conference Overview
The College of Health and Human Services at The University of New Hampshire specifically the Department of Social Work and the Outdoor Education Program is collaborating with AEE’s Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) for this exciting Best Practices Conference. Since 2005, TAPG has set out to host a conference that explored best practices in adventure therapy by focusing on clinical skill building, practical application and experiential methods. That initial gathering was such a success, that we reconvened five times since to broaden and deepen our experiences. The conferences have also reinforced the need of our professional community to engage in exploring the best practices within our community.

Registration Rates
Deadline for online registration is June 6, 2017. On-site registrations will be accepted.

Registration Type Rate (US Dollars)
Two Day AEE Member $155
Two Day non-AEE Member $230
Two Day Student/FUEL Member $125
Two Day Presenter $130
Friday Only (One Day) AEE Member $75
Friday Only (One Day) non AEE Member $115

Lodging Information

  • Holiday Inn Express
    • 2 Main St. Durham, NH 03824
    • 603-868-1234
    • Rooms are available Wednesday – Saturday night for $139/night
    • Cut-off date is May 8. CLICK HERE to reserve online
    • Block Online Code: TAP; Call in reference: TAPG Best Practices 
    • Approximately a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive to main conference events
  • UNH Housing Option
    • Fairchild Hall, 67 Main Street. Durham, NH 03824
    • Air conditioning and linens included, Cut-off for campus housing is May 26
    • $150 per person for single occupancy/2 nights (Thurs/Fri)
    • $140 per person for double occupancy/2 nights (Thurs/Fri)
    • Wednesday night and Saturday night available to add on
    • CLICK HERE to reserve online UNH housing
    • Parking is an additional fee $12
  • Camping: There are local campgrounds within 20 minutes of campus.
  • For more travel information, see page 3 of the Conference Brochure.

Welcome en Francais y Espanol Translation by Bart Steck, Volunteer

This website is an evolving statement by AEE's Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group (TAPG) aimed at describing our professional group. It is an effort to bring about an open forum for discussion and learning that is representative of this field of practice. We invite a broad range of readers including practitioners, insurance companies, government monitors, other professional organizations, students, teachers, consumers, and the general public.We do not assume that our thoughts are inclusive of every application of adventure therapy across the world or even within the United States.

The Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group is committed to the development and promotion of adventure-based programming and the principles of experiential education in therapeutic settings. We are also committed to the professional development of our members and the profession as a whole.

Statement of Purpose
Therapeutic Adventure is the professional group for those AEE members who work within the fields of health, mental health, corrections, education, and other human service fields. Our primary purpose is to facilitate networking for professionals within our various fields and share information, techniques, and concerns regarding the therapeutic use of adventure. We define therapeutic as moving toward healthy change with intentional interventions. We represent the interests of our membership to the Board and larger professional communities through workshops, conference and pre-conference activities, and best practices development.

TAPG Awards: Mark Ames Scholarship & Heart of Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy Best Practices

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council structure affords the most representation of membership possible, supporting the membership and mission and purpose of TAPG. The Council coordinates activities and provides direction for the professional group. Leadership Council members serve for a term of 3 years. The Council currently has the following positions:

Chair: Nick Magle-Haberek, Colorado, USA
Vice-Chair: Fred Borroel, Texas, USA
Professional Development: Patrick McMillion, Illinois, USA
Secretary: Open
Treasurer: Jenn Jevertson, New Mexico, USA
Conference Coordinator: Beth Sandman, Ohio, USA

Publications and Communications Coordinator: Ricardo Santiago, Florida, USA
Member at Large: Eddie Talley, South Carolina, USA

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