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Workshops & Retreats

Embracing the model of active learning, The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) involves staff, students, and faculty (as well as community members) in active retreats and trainings.

The CWC offers wilderness and adventure-based workshops and retreats throughout the year, often at no cost to students. For current practitioners in mental health, the CWC offers summer workshops and retreats, and works with wilderness therapy programs in terms of staffing, practice, and various concerns. APU students, at all levels, are afforded opportunities for professional training within this growing and dynamic field.

Workshops and Groups offered

  • Adventure-Based Retreat Series
  • Walking Sessions (Sign up for a 50 minute walk & talk)
  • Yoga and Movement
  • The Room-mate Game
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Academic Stress Discussion Group
  • Relationship Discussion Group
  • Stress Management and Test Anxiety
  • Wilderness Therapy Workshops & Retreats

APU Wilderness Therapy & Adventure-Based Counseling

  • Research and Program Development
  • Leadership Skills Retreats (geared toward field instructors/clinicians)
  • Practitioner Workshops (geared toward practicing clinicians)
  • Therapeutic Retreats for CWC clients
  • Adventure-based counseling sessions for CWC clients
  • Guest speakers and brown bag discussions
  • Employment opportunities for students and alumni
  • Conference presentations and consultation