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Episode 15: Get Outside and Get Better, Incorporating the Outdoors into Clinical Practice to Benefit Both Clients and Clinicians

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Episode 15: Get Outside and Get Better, Incorporating the Outdoors into Clinical Practice to Benefit Both Clients and Clinicians
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Episode 15: Get Outside and Get Better, Incorporating the Outdoors into Clinical Practice to Benefit Both Clients and Clinicians
Episode 15: Get Outside and Get Better, Incorporating the Outdoors into Clinical Practice to Benefit Both Clients and Clinicians
In this episode we debut host Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, who comes to us with twenty-five years of experience in the field. She is the author of the widely popular books, Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms and Breathe, Empower, Achieve: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Women Who Do It All. In this episode Shonda interviews Connor M. Moriarty, MS, LPC, and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. He earned a dual master’s degree from Arcadia University in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Counseling Psychology with a focus on Trauma and Recovery. Connor is the founder of Reset Outdoors, specializing in merging psychotherapy with nature. Connor was also recently featured at TedX Lehigh Valley. In this episode clinicians will learn how the outdoors impacts both client’s and their own mental and physical health, while also learning how to implement the THRIVE modality into their practice.

Learning Objectives

After listening to this podcast clinicians will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competency in incorporating the outdoors into the therapeutic setting
  2. Evaluate an individual’s progress using THRIVE COMPASS tool
  3. Discuss the benefits of using nature in the therapeutic setting
  4. Identify populations that could benefit from engaging in therapy outdoors

References

  • : Marc G. Berman, Ethan Kross, Katherine M. Krpan, Mary K. Askren, Aleah Burson, Patricia J. Deldin, Stephen Kaplan, Lindsey Sherdell, Ian H. Gotlib, John Jonides,
  • Interacting with nature improves cognition and affect for individuals with depression,
  • Journal of Affective Disorders,Volume 140, Issue 3, 2012,Pages 300-305, ISSN 0165-0327,
  • https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2012.03.012.
  • (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032712002005)
  • Westlund S. ‘Becoming human again’: Exploring connections between nature and recovery from stress and post-traumatic distress. Work. 2015;50(1):161-74. doi: 10.3233/WOR-141934. PMID: 25167913.
  • 20 Minutes in Nature a Day Is Your Ticket to Feeling Better, Noel Kirkpatrick https://www.treehugger.com/urban-park-feel-better-study-4864384

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