ĀTA / Adventure Therapy Aotearoa

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ĀTA (Adventure Therapy Aotearoa) is a networking association for practitioners using adventure, nature or experiential based therapeutic interventions.

Our members come from a wide range of professions who all use, or are interested in using adventure therapy approaches in their mahi.

OUr purpose is to:

  • To strengthen formal and informal connections between adventure, nature, and experiential-based therapy practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • To support the development of safe, ethical and quality practice.
  • To increase the visibility and credibility of adventure, nature and experiential based therapeutic interventions within the wider community.
  • To provide training and education that supports the ongoing development of practice.
  • To strengthen the research and evaluation aspect of adventure therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand through collaboration of academics and practitioners.