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Digital Seminar

Walk-and-Talk Therapy: The Ins and Outs of Moving Your Practice Outside



Are you exhausted from practising over a flat-screen? Do you have a client who refuses teletherapy and only wants to meet in person, or a client who’s antsy and needs to move around? How about a teenager who’s uncomfortable with direct eye contact? Incorporating walking therapy into your practice can offer access to therapy for those clients who have been difficult to reach in a traditional office space. Learn how to incorporate movement and nature into an effective therapy session. You’ll explore: 

  • What clinical issues and clients are best suited for walk-and-talk therapy  
  • What to do when a client becomes openly emotional while walking through a park, and how to handle confidentiality in this setting  
  • Specific practices to make walking therapy effective 
  • Tips for handling an emergency or inclement weather 


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C
Duration:
1 Hour 54 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 05, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096126
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.

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Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C's Profile

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Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C, is the founder and owner of a therapy practice that incorporates walking with therapy. She works with a variety of clients including those with issues related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-harm, LGBTQ, trauma, divorce, adolescence, suicidality, grief, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jennifer Udler is the owner of Positive Strides, LLC.
Non-financial: Jennifer Udler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the research and evidence showing the benefits of walking therapy. 
  2. Assess how to handle issues around confidentiality in a public outdoor setting. 
  3. Assess how to handle a client becoming openly emotional during a walking session in a park. 
  4. Determine how to incorporate movement and nature into an effective therapy session. 

Outline

  • Discuss the research and evidence showing the benefits of walking therapy. 
    • What is walk and talk?  Combining nature, movement, and therapy. Who has it worked well for?  Case examples. 
    • What are the origins of walk and talk therapy?  What are the various ways in which the practice is implemented?  How did I get started? Marathon training as a natural lead to an outdoor private practice. 
    • Background, research, and history of walking therapy. Explanation of the physiological response to movement, and how movement affects mood and anxiety levels. 
  • Assess how to handle issues around confidentiality in a public outdoor setting. 
    • “Location, location, location”- the importance of space.  
    • Writing a comprehensive informed consent.  
    • Practical strategies for confidentiality challenges to being outdoors.
  • Assess how to handle a client becoming openly emotional during a walking session in a park. 
    • Assessing the client’s needs.
    • Understanding your role in the therapeutic relationship. 
    • Being flexible, and what that actually looks like. 
  • Discern how to incorporate movement and nature into an effective therapy session. 
    • Using nature as a prop, or third party in your session. 
    • Presenter will use video of outdoor sessions to demonstrate ways that nature supports the therapeutic process. 
    • Creative and applicable ways to weave nature into the therapeutic process. For example, rain, cold, and heat, can be a challenge. We can face it and live through it just like the challenges of life. Case examples. 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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