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Thursday, May 16 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Trends in Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare: Towards Social and Emotional Mental Health in Youth (75 min) LIMITED

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Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) is the prescriptive use of outdoor and nature-based experiences by licensed mental health professionals to meet the therapeutic needs of clients. The OBH industry has evolved and continues to build close ties to other healthcare and wellness driven organizations aligned with the vision of creating greater access to nature and the outdoors for the betterment of individuals and families. OBH has tracked industry data and trend analyses for decades that can be helpful in informing others of the current state of the OBH industry, as well as improving collaboration between OBH and other organizations. This effort should enable both OBH and others to better understand the wellness and mental health benefits of nature, maintain continuity of care between healthcare providers and the community at large, and understand what the OBH industry has to offer. Recently, OBH published a groundbreaking comparison group study that changes the way we think about OBH effectiveness. This presentation will focus on current trends in the OBH industry and the benefits of nature in healthcare. Current research and industry data will be shared with participants. Participants will engage in discussion regarding the future goals of OBH and collaboration with other organizations.

Speakers & Discussion Leaders
avatar for Brett Talbot

Brett Talbot

Sr. Director of Research and Quality, RedCliff Ascent Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare
Wondering what Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare is? We hope to have discussions regarding the health benefits of the outdoors and nature specific to behavioral healthcare, including mental health and substance use treatment.
avatar for Derek Daley

Derek Daley

Founder, Legacy Outdoor Adventures & Juniper Canyon Recovery
Derek is a co-founder of Legacy Outdoor Adventures and a seasoned professional in the Wilderness Therapy field with 18 years of experience working in the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare industry. Derek was the recipient of the 2017 Utah Community Service award for his nonprofit work... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Junior Ballroom 2/3