20th – 25th of June
20th – 25th of June
About 9th International Adventure Therapy Conference
Adventure therapy is a therapeutic approach to enhance and maintain mental, physical and social health, which commonly implements natural environments into the practice.
Adventure therapy is applied around the globe, which gives rise to a great variety of practices and makes it challenging to define adventure therapy.
Theme – Journeying Together
Journeying together is the theme of the upcoming conference – a journey in body, in mind and on a metaphorical level.
In 2022 it will be 25 years since the first international adventure therapy conference took place in Perth, Australia.
The 9IATC conference offers a great variety of presentations and workshops divided into three categories: HEAD, HEART and HAND. The latest scientific work is presented in the parallel sessions HEAD, as well as through our HEAD Poster presentations..
Explore Norway on your own
Are you planning to travel in Norway before or after the conference? Here we gather some tips on places to experience and things to do.
The conference starts in the coastal town of Kristiansand on the Southernmost shores of Norway. Here we can explore the soothing seascape along the archipelago Skjærgården,
the characteristic architecture of the white wooden houses, and plentiful opportunities to enjoy the long Nordic summer days.
Midway through the conference, we transition from the coast to the mountains, journeying together through the captivating Setesdal valley. This 210 kilometre long valley carries a rich history and traditions, still visible in local building styles, folk music, handicraft and museums.
Our last three days, we gather in the mountain village of Hovden,located at the top of the Setesdal valley. The village is surrounded by peaks that rise more than 1,200 metres above sea level, which attracts hikers from the springtime throughout the fall, and skiers in the wintertime.
More than 100 speakers from 24 countries
Pekka A. Lyytinen