Have you ever thought about taking a client outside? Walking, sitting in a forest, or wading through a stream?
Physical movement and talk therapy in the great outdoors are powerful components in this modality we call ‘Walk and Talk’. How can you do this safely? What are some ways to engage clients in a more natural setting? How will the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship shift? What kind of person might engage in walking therapy? And, how do you address issues of confidentiality while on the trail?
Dive into any concerns you may have about being in an open-air office, and prepare to move forward in this novel approach to therapy. Your journey into a new modality will certainly elicit questions and spike your curiosity!
$20 Drop-In | Free for HPG Members
Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C is the founder of Positive Strides Therapy, a psychotherapy practice that incorporates walk and talk therapy. She has had the honor of working with a variety of clients including those with anxiety, depression, ADHD, high-risk adolescents, LGBTQ+, trauma, divorce, grief/loss, and developmental disabilities.
She has presented at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposisum, Innovations in Psychotherapy Conference, Leading Edge Seminars, the Mind Body Training Institute, National Walking Summit, been featured in The Washington Post, The Psychotherapy Networker Magazine, Sirius XM radio, Outside Magazine, Experience Life Magazine, PESI publishing blog, and has written a guest article for the National Recreation and Park Association. Jennifer is the author of the newly released book, “Walk and Talk Therapy. A Clinicians Guide to Incorporating Movement and Nature into Your Practice“.
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The HPG workshop series is CEU approved by the D.C. Board of Social Work for ten 1.5 hour workshops from Sept – June for a total of 15 CEUs if you attend all workshops. CEU certificates are emailed upon request in July. There is a requirement of 2 CEU credit hours or more for a certificate.
This HPG presentation will be recorded. For those who would like to attend, but find that the time of the presentation doesn’t work with your schedule, you may signup and get the recording of the presentation afterwards.