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.

Content

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.

Kristiansand

 

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.

Setesdal

 

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.

Hovden

 

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.

Speakers

More than 100 speakers from 24 countries

Martin Ringer
Martin Ringer

Opening address

Pekka A. Lyytinen
Pekka A. Lyytinen

Keynote

Annette Bischoff
Annette Bischoff

Keynote

Panel Debate

 

Tanya Ginwala
Tanya Ginwala
Anita Pryor
Anita Pryor
Stephen Javorski
Stephen Javorski
Luk Peeters
Luk Peeters
Ray Burke
Ray Burke
Natalia Ruiz de Cortázar Gracia
Natalia Ruiz de Cortázar Gracia

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