Rock Climbing as a RT Intervention for Mental Health

Save the date for our first URTA Workshop for 2017, Saturday July 15th from 10:30am-12:30pm. As of 7/5/2017, only 8 spots are available! Act fast!
Rock climbing has many benefits in the world of mental health. Clients can experience strong emotions like fear and anxiety and learn to work through them in a safe and controlled environment. Climbing-based recreation therapy interventions also allow for individuals to improve emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness skills. The skills individuals learn in an experiential setting can be generalized into every day life.
From this workshop, recreation therapists will learn basics for facilitating rock climbing interventions safely, risk management considerations, and ideas for implementing therapeutic goals and outcomes into their climbing programs.
Cost provides all the equipment you’ll need for the workshop, basic climbing skills taught by Momentum, and 2 Contact hours/0.2 CEUs.
Jason Silva, TRS, CTRS, is an AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor and a USA Climbing Certified Coach.

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