Through Dr. Christine Lynn Norton’s ongoing involvement with the International Adventure Therapy Committee, Texas State University School of Social Work has been invited to participate in an international research and practice collaborative partially funded by a grant from the International Association of Schools of Social Work.
Dr. Norton, as associate professor in the School of Social Work, is a co-PI on this grant, which will help provide interdisciplinary, cross-cultural training on adventure therapy and other nature-based interventions, and will create an international partnership between the following institutions:
1 Griffith University, Australia
2 Adventure Works, Australia
3 University of Manitoba, Canada
4 Texas State University, United States
5 University of Michigan, United States
6 National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, ROC
There is a growing emphasis being place on developing environmental and green social work practice and education. Consequently, this project will (i) deliver three pre-workshop online videoconferences for international social work educators on adventure therapy and other green perspectives and (ii) offer a face-to-face three-day interdisciplinary workshop, with social work educators, related disciplines, and leading international adventure therapy practitioners that will be facilitated by Adventure Works in August 2018 (prior to the 8th International Adventure Therapy Conference in Sydney).