A Evidence-Informed Approach
While most therapeutic interventions are evaluated based on how people have change from before and after their experience, we have found that actually evaluating our program during the expedition works best. This means we can actually evolve our program to meet the needs of each adolescent based on real time, empirical feedback giving teenagers the chance to work with caring professionals in an engaging and nurturing environment. Using a relationship-focused approach, our program leaders connect with adolescents of all types helping them to find new solutions to help overcome troubles with depression, anger management, family conflict and self-esteem.
Our program leaders at True North Expeditions are trained with qualifying degrees in social work, psychology and counselling. Our team is dedicated to delivering a youth program committed to the wellbeing of your child through the use of evidence-based practice in psychotherapy and adventure therapy.
Learning to survive in the bush is a critical component of our program. Our approach is based on the latest research about what works not only in adventure therapy but the grand field of psychotherapy. We employ expedition leaders not only based on their credentials but also in how they relate to teenagers and build trusting relationships. In fact, we give our past participants the chance to interview our new prospective staff. Since this relationship is a leading predictor of a positive outcome, our goal is always to create trust and rapport with each student we see.
Our trip leaders work with participants and their family to ensure that we meet the individual needs of each participant. As your case manager, they will be responsible for working one on one with you to help you get the right support necessary.
Outside of our 14-day Adventure Therapy Program, we provide individual counselling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults in the Adelaide area. These services are not more of the same. In each of these sessions, we aim to connect with each person by tailor fitting our services to each individual's unique needs.