Wilderness Therapy: Dangerous Waste of Money or an Effective Therapeutic Intervention?
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 10, Number 1, January 2019
Caroline Fisher, MD
Dr. Fisher has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Wilderness therapy programs, aka “outdoor behavioral health programs,” purport to offer structured outdoor experiences for adolescents or adults that lead to psychological shifts and better functioning. Programs vary in length from a few days to months, although 30–90 days is common.