8th International Adventure Therapy Conference

Expanding the Circles

The 8th International Adventure Therapy Conference (8IATC), organised by The Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT), will celebrate past achievements and inspire future innovations by connecting or re-connecting to this inclusive, vibrant international community.

It is 21 years since the inaugural conference was held in Australia in 1997. Since then, the field of adventure therapy has matured significantly. Upon its return to Australian in 2018, delegates from within the existing community and adjacent fields are invited to attend this conference to reflect on our cultural and professional origins and re-imagine contemporary adventure therapy knowledge and expertise in the light and landscape of ancient place-based practices.

Recent International Adventure Therapy Conferences have focused on establishing coherence and quality in the international field of adventure therapy.

At the 8IATC we are reaching outwards with a theme of ‘expanding the circles’ to build links with allied fields such as social work, youth justice, programs for and by first peoples, occupational therapy, psychotherapy and of course many more.

Key Info:
  • Wednesday 29th August to Sunday 2nd September 2018
  • The Stanwell Tops Conference Centre, located 50kms or just one hour south of Sydney, Australia.
  • Booking Open 9 October 2017

See the conference website for further info :